posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
Yeah, I realize that the platform is considered a public forum and not private.
Did you actually read the link that I quoted from? Go back and check it. You will figure out where it came from. Laws in localities differ. The link I
quoted from is a "general" guideline (written by an attorney for the ACLU who knows about protesting legally).
I think that if you read and use common sense, it is really easy to understand. The localities have the right and responsiblities regarding
"reasonable time, place and manner restrictions and as long as they apply the law equally and not on the basis of the speaker message" they can
enforce those laws which have been upheld as not being unconstitutional.
The protesters could have protested legally at the designated locations. Protesting on the platform is illegal. No doubt in my mind that it is illegal
due to the safety factor amongst other possible reasons.
Can you admit, had they let the protest take place on the platform during rush hour, there was a possibility of unneccessary injury or death which
could have been avoided? Would you rather have seen that? In this economy, would you rather have seen protesters ticketed,arrested or taken to jail?
Would you pony up the dough for that?
Another question. Where in the constitution does it say anything about my "right" to a "cell phone"? I can answer that for ya. NOWHERE.
BART owns the infrastructure that allows them to give added service to their clients. They didn't do anything illegal. Immoral, in my opinion, yes.