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Cell service and the law

2011-08-26 15:14:29.236538+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Why Shutting Down Cell Service Is Not Just Against The Law, It's a Really Bad Idea. On BART's recent decision to shut down cell phone services inside stations in order to disrupt protests.

Rather than, you know, offering up better training and management so that their police force stops killing passengers.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-27 09:51:00.478437+00 by: stevesh

From the article (the Alabama Supreme Court in 1955 (!)):

The present tendency and drift towards the Police State gives all free Americans pause. The unconstitutional and extra-judicial enlargement of coercive governmental power is a frightening and cancerous growth on our body politic. Once we assumed axiomatic that a citizen was presumed innocent until proved guilty. The tendency of governments to shift the burden of proof to citizens to prove their innocence is indefensible and intolerable.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.