This one’s simple: Last week Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell service to stifle protests of a killing by transit police. We’ve seen officials across the globe threaten and take similar actions: from dictators trying to cling to power in the Middle East, to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, to Joe Lieberman and his Internet Kill Switch legislation.
It’s time to draw a line in the sand: Please sign our petition condemning BART, encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to investigate, and warning other public agencies that we won’t tolerate censorship.
PETITION TO BART, FCC, AND ALL PUBLIC AGENCIES: We condemn Bay Area Rapid Transit’s decision to shut off cellular services, and encourage the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation thereof. We hereby make it known that we will not tolerate any further attempts to shut down public Internet and cellular services in attempts to stifle freedom of speech and assembly. [Sign here