BART Protests: San Francisco Transit Cuts Cellphones to Thwart Demonstrators; First Amendment Debate

San Francisco's BART -- the Bay Area Rapid Transit system -- has clashed with demonstrators again over a First Amendment issue: whether it can legally cut off cellphone service on subway platforms. The latest confrontation was late Monday. The issue broke open after July 3, when transit police shot and killed a homeless man, Charles Blair Hill on a train platform. Officers said Hill came at them with a knife, but public outrage over the shooting sparked protests. Demonstrators stopped trains,...Full Story
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