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BART Police Shooting, Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 29 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments]
Production of the movie "Fruitvale" on July 28, 2012 at an East Bay BART Station. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

A movie about the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting of BART passenger Oscar Grant by a police officer has been selected to compete for best dramatic film in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, festival organizers announced Wednesday.

“Fruitvale” depicts the hours before Grant’s slaying by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland. The shooting was captured on numerous cameras by witnesses and immediately went viral on the internet.

BART Police Shooting, San Francisco, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit »

[By Andrew Leonard | 8 Sep 2011 | No Comments]

A protest at Powell Street BART station Thursday evening led to dozens of arrests and delayed commuters attempting to ride BART.

BART Police in riot gear lined the entrances to the station at approximately 5:30 p.m., denying entrance to the subterranean courtyard and entrance gates of Powell Street station. More than 30 people were detained, including up to a dozen journalists, the Beat has learned.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 17 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments]

The international group of hackers known as “Anonymous” continued to target the Bay Area Rapid Transit District Wednesday, hacking the agency’s Police Officers Association website and leaking the names, addresses and contact information for 102 BART police officers.

The leaked information included e-mail addresses and passwords for the affected transit police officers, according to a list posted online this morning. The leak was the second such hack of a BART-related website and unauthorized release of personal information in the past week.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 15 Aug 2011 | No Comments]
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A peaceful crowd of demonstrators disrupted the evening commute Monday, leading police through Downtown San Francisco and leading to the roving closures of all four underground BART and MUNI Metro Stations at the height of commute hour.

Thousands of transit patrons experienced delays of hours after a planned 5 p.m. protest at the Civic Center BART Station spilled out to other stations on Market Street, causing closures that lasted upwards of 90 minutes.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 14 Aug 2011 | No Comments]
A screen grab of the myBART.org website depicts the Anonymous logos left behind after the hack. (Beat Photo)

An international group of hackers carried out an attack against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s online infrastructure Sunday, leaking thousand of user names, addresses, phone numbers and log-in passwords belonging to subscribers of the website myBART.org.

Hackers claiming to be affiliated with the organization “Anonymous” infiltrated the website Sunday morning, replacing images with their main calling card — the mask worn by the main character in the film “V for Vendetta.” The hackers also rewrote text on the website, calling attention to their protest against the transit agency’s controversial decision to sever mobile phone access to prevent a planned protest last week.

BART Police Shooting, Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 13 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments]
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(8/14) — 1041 PDT UPDATE — An online group of international hackers said Saturday they would hold a protest against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s recent decision to temporarily cut underground subway communications to prevent demonstrators from disrupting train service.

An updated posting from the group made public Saturday night threatened to “remove from the internet the web site of BART located at www.bart.gov for exactly six hours” beginning at 12 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday. The international hacking group also said it would flood the agency’s e-mail inboxes and fax machines to express their dissatisfaction with the decision to suspend mobile voice and wireless communications last Thursday to rail passengers in the San Francisco subway.

BART Police Shooting, Insight, San Francisco »

[By California Beat | 12 Aug 2011 | 14 Comments]

BART officials admitted Friday that they shut off wireless communications for some stations in Downtown San Francisco to keep a planned protest from happening — a move that infuriated civil liberties groups and peeved passengers who likened the maneuver to former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s regime to crush a citizen uprising.

Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 21 Jul 2011 | No Comments]
Charles Hill. Courtesy DMV

BART Police released platform surveillance video partially showing the fatal July 3 officer-involved shooting of a 45 year-old transient at the Civic Center Station in San Francisco.

Charles Hill was shot and killed after a confrontation with two transit police officers on the station platform when he allegedly brandished a knife. Authorities displayed photographs of knives they said were found in Hill’s possession.

BART Police Shooting, San Francisco, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 11 Jul 2011 | One Comment]

UPDATE 2005 PDT: The Powell Street Station has reopened to passengers.

UPDATE 1934 PDT: 16th Street/ Mission and Civic Center stations have fully reopened to passengers.

UPDATE 1914 PDT: BART is beginning to shut down the Powell Street Station after protesters arrive at the transit stop. The Civic Center Station has reopened to allow passengers to off-board trains. Passengers may disembark trains at Powell, but BART is not allowing passengers to enter the station.

UPDATE 1835 PDT: BART has just shut down the 16th Street/ Mission Station after demonstrators moved their protest there.

BART Police Shooting, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 3 Jul 2011 | 13 Comments]

(7/4) — 0752 PDT UPDATE — SAN FRANCISCO — A knife-wielding man was shot and killed by a BART police officer at the Civic Center Station Sunday night forcing the complete closure of the transit facility, according to the agency and passengers who said they heard the gunshots.

Passengers told the Beat that they heard gunfire coming from the BART platform level of the station followed by a large police response.