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Originally posted by beezzer
I wrote this in the other thread, but I feel it bears repeating.
"This is exactly the same argument TSA uses. It's all for safety.
Just ignore the fat sweaty guy pawing your wife in the security line.
It's all for safety."
Originally posted by zooplancton
this is an outrage. what if a member of someone's family needed medical attention and was trying to reach someone in that block out zone. total BS... especially in such a progressive city.
how is that even legal?
violent civil protests in Oakland Wednesday night, during which angry mobs of people were arrested after setting fire to cars and smashing storefronts. ... the station damaged. Several full length and small windows were broken toward the back of the station. Graffiti was found on the exterior of the station and bricks were located both inside and outside the building as well as on the platform. ...” the windows were smashed “...
"We approached the BART station fully masked and carried stones, bricks, and spray paint in our gloved hands. We painted first .... We spent no more than 20 seconds smashing in the glass windows and then vanished into the night.”
... a rowdy protest ... chanted and held doors open to keep trains from leaving the station. Three stations in all were closed down at some point in the evening..
Also Tuesday, more than 35 people... were arrested..., shutting down streets and at one point storming the Castro Muni station. Inside, some protesters threw smoke bombs and used sticks and hammers to smash signs and vandalized a Bank of America branch...
Mission Police Station, where they threw a hammer at officers... disrupting Muni serivce and traffic...