Thursday Must Read: BART to Establish Cellphone Shutdown Policy; MTC Plan to Move to SF Will Be Audited

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The BART board of directors agreed yesterday to establish a policy that calls for shutting down cellphones only in the most serious emergencies, the Chron and CoCo Times reports. The board’s vote effectively acknowledged that BART should not have killed cellular service earlier this month in order to disrupt a demonstration — although the board stopped short of admitting that it had made a mistake.

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Meanwhile, anonymous hackers released a photo that they said shows BART spokesman Linton Johnson flashing his genitals at a party. The hackers have demanded that BART fire Johnson because of his harsh criticism of protesters and his staunch defense of the cellphone shutdown decision.

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