All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BART’

BART Officer Shooting – Cop Killed By Partner

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Sgt. Tom Smith was shot and killed Tuesday by a fellow officer as law enforcement searched a suspect’s Dublin, Calif. home for a laptop and other stolen items, police said Wednesday. Smith and other officers were on a probation search of a suspect’s home. The occupant was already in custody, and Smith’s partner shot him …

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BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon

The Wall Street Journal and KTVU local news both report that the BART transit strike that has frustrated California for four days is finally over. California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said “This has gotta be the last time this happens. I think everyone’s fed up, and nobody wants to see this ever happen again. The people of this region don’t …

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BART Strike: Last-Second Proposals Could Avert Friday Morning Shutdown

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has until midnight Thursday to arrive at an agreement with its labor unions. Negotiators offered a last second contract proposal Thursday afternoon in an effort to avoid a Friday morning shutdown that will affect some 400,000 riders in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 6pm, BART and union officials were still negotiating. No …

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Advocates to FCC: Forbid Cell Phone Jamming

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, and the Center for Democracy and Technology have implored the Federal Communications Commission to prohibit federal, state, and local governments from resorting to cell phone shutdowns. The request stems an FCC inquiry from 2011 regarding the incident where the Bay Area Transit Authority shut down cell phone activity in order to hopefully suppress protests …

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