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News, The Snitch Anonymous Could Wipe Out U.S. Power, Feds Say

Anonymous Could Wipe Out U.S. Power, Feds Say

One thing Anonymous is really good for is embarrassing public agencies (BART) -- and their employees (Linton Johnson). But the National Security Agency is worried that the shadowy online hacking group will soon have the power to shut off our…
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News, The Snitch Linton Johnson, BART Spokesman, Reassigned to New Job

Linton Johnson, BART Spokesman, Reassigned to New Job

After a curious three-month hiatus, BART's Chief Spokesman, Linton Johnson, is back today -- but he has a new desk and a different title. The veteran spokesman has been reassigned to work on special projects while still bringing home the…
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News, The Snitch Is BART Spokesman Linton Johnson in Trouble?

Is BART Spokesman Linton Johnson in Trouble?

One of the many demands Anonymous made in exchange for ending the weekly BART protests was that the transit agency fire its chief spokesman, Linton Johnson. And while the group might have succeeded in making him a target, it's had…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous Compares BART Protests to Libyan Uprising

Anonymous Compares BART Protests to Libyan Uprising

SF Weekly chats with an Anonymous activist who -- for obvious reasons -- wanted to remain anonymous. But name or no name, this person gave us some insight as to why the organization released risque photos of BART spokesman Linton…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous: BART Protest Tonight Shouldn't Force Station Closures

Anonymous: BART Protest Tonight Shouldn't Force Station Closures

Anonymous, the hacking group better known these days for circulating lewd photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson, is trying to take a more organized and civilized approach to today's BART protest so as to not disrupt service like it did…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous Claims Linton Johnson NSFW Pics Were Publicly Available on His Website

Anonymous Claims Linton Johnson NSFW Pics Were Publicly Available on His Website

Anonymous -- the group responsible for circulating revealing photos allegedly of BART Spokesman Linton Johnson -- told SF Weekly that it did not hack into any websites to lift the photos. Instead, Anonymous claims the photos were publicly available on…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous Circulates NSFW Photos Of BART Spokesman Linton Johnson

Anonymous Circulates NSFW Photos Of BART Spokesman Linton Johnson

Earlier today SF Weekly reported that Anonymous, the secret hacking group responsible for BART protests, fired off a list of demands the transit agency would have to meet before the group would put an end to the weekly protests that…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous Says Protests to Continue Unless BART Cops Are Stripped of Guns, Chief Fired

Anonymous Says Protests to Continue Unless BART Cops Are Stripped of Guns, Chief Fired

Commuters have been warned. The notorious hacking group, Anonymous, which has been responsible for ongoing BART protests that have created commuting chaos, now says the disruptive protests will continue every Monday evening until the transit agency meets its demands.The group…
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News, The Snitch BART Protest Scheduled Today, Find Another Ride Home

BART Protest Scheduled Today, Find Another Ride Home

The notorious hacking group, Anonymous, has called for another evening BART protest, one that promises to be "bigger" and more miserable than what commuters saw last week when demonstrators put 96 BART cars out of service during rush hour. A…
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News, The Snitch All BART Police to Get Tasers, But Will They Use Them?

All BART Police to Get Tasers, But Will They Use Them?

Over the next few weeks, all BART police will start carrying Tasers -- which they will be required to have on them at all times. This policy has been in the works for years, but in the light of the…
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News, The Snitch What Do You Want in a BART Seat?

What Do You Want in a BART Seat?

We didn't need The Bay Citizen's commissioned scientist to tell us that there is fecal matter and mold in the BART seats -- just look at them. After foolishly installing carpet and crappy cloth seats some 40 years ago, BART…
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News, Sucka Free City Most BART Riders Escape Tickets for Eating and Drinking

Most BART Riders Escape Tickets for Eating and Drinking

Around a decade ago, BART moved to boot all food vendors off its property. The delicious story behind that decision told by old agency hands is that a former BART director sat on a half-used ketchup packet and saw red.…
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News, The Snitch 'Lucky Dog' Races Through BART Tunnels

'Lucky Dog' Races Through BART Tunnels

Black poodle 1, BART 0​A black, 10-pound poodle managed to bring BART to its knees this morning, as it ran wild through the tunnels, snarled rush hour service, and, so far as anyone can tell, got away clean. The animal…
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News, The Snitch BART Still Pondering Why Virtually New Coupling Device Fell Apart

BART Still Pondering Why Virtually New Coupling Device Fell Apart

In the wake of this morning's incident in the BART transbay tube -- in which a coupling device fractured, splitting a nine-car train into five- and four-car segments -- the agency and its riders were left with three unsettling possibilities:…
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News, The Snitch BART Marks One Year Anniversary Of Oscar Grant Shooting With More Police Patrols

BART Marks One Year Anniversary Of Oscar Grant Shooting With More Police Patrols

It's expected that BART officials would want to be wellprepared for just about anything this New Year's Day, which marks the 1-year-anniversary of the controversial Oscar Grant shooting. That's why the transit agency has plans to revamp train schedules this…
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News, The Snitch iPhone Users Unable to Get Service on BART in the Transbay Tube

iPhone Users Unable to Get Service on BART in the Transbay Tube

 iPhone users have a new reason to be pissed off at AT&T.  via flickr by Jason-Morrison Anti-AT&T​AT&T was supposed to be one of the many phone carriers that activated their networks so that its customers could use their phones and…
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News, The Snitch BART Carpets Stink -- and BART Management Agrees

BART Carpets Stink -- and BART Management Agrees

When it comes to BART, safety or the lack thereof seems to dominate dialogue in the press. But what's likely more of a nuisance -- and certainly a greater health hazard -- is the stained, soaked, and soiled carpeting…
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News, The Snitch With Last-Minute Contract, BART Staves Off Loss of $800K In State Funds -- For Now

With Last-Minute Contract, BART Staves Off Loss of $800K In State Funds -- For Now

On Friday we reported that BART's decision to split a multi-million dollar "emergency contract" was in jeopardy of leading to an unforeseen emergency of a different sort. With the contractor for a job installing lighting at North Berkeley station unable…
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News, The Snitch BART Union Approves Contract; Workers, Management Go Back To Talking Trash *Without* Specter of Crippling Strike

BART Union Approves Contract; Workers, Management Go Back To Talking Trash *Without* Specter of Crippling Strike

The union for BART's drivers and station agents blamed the system's financial woes on George W. Bush and greedy management while the system pointed the finger at well-compensated, overtime-hoarding employees. And the riding public can offer a Mercutio-like pox on…
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News, The Snitch Transit Train Wreck Turned Aside: Winners and Losers in Tentative BART Settlement

Transit Train Wreck Turned Aside: Winners and Losers in Tentative BART Settlement

If you rode BART to work this morning and came to the horrible realization that not only was your seat cold, but wet, too -- congratulations! You're still a winner. You can still go get a new pair of pants…
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