SAN FRANCISCO (The Blaze/AP) — Transit officials blocked cellphone reception in San Francisco train stations for three hours to disrupt planned demonstrations over a police shooting.
I’m sure some of the people who had to deal without their phones and laptops needed some serious psychological attention after their dilemma.
While there may have been good intentions behind it, there should be someone, if not a lot of people, suing BART right now. If nothing else I bet there were some calls from babysitters that didn’t get through to worried mommy’s. Emergency 911 calls couldn’t be made for the little ole’ ladies that had fallen down the tunnel stairs and couldn’t get back up. What if the good citizens were trying to report riots that were started because of the police shooting to the authorities? All I know is that if my mom can’t call 911 because of some network purposely bringing down the system……someone will pay!
Someone once said that if you give up some liberties for a little security you deserve neither. Don’t think this is the end of these happenings. Do you ever wonder why the administration has gotten their hands in more and more media outlets?
If you really want your eyes to bleed take a look at this wonderful press release from Homeland Security. basically it’s Lieberman (Benedict Arnold) telling you how vital it is for Obama to have the power to shut the world we know down at his bidding.
There are and always have been horrible people out there trying to bring down the United States in any way possible. It was bad enough for Bush to implement the Patriot Act but it opened up a whole slew of legislation that to say the least is unconstitutional. Why do you think Obama left it in place? ( and put some special things in for himself I might add)
A lot of American (and the world) are on Facebook, Twitter and any number of social media sites. Ask yourself how you would best control a crowd in today’s world. Texting for a certain area to evacuate because of some terror threat would do it. I think San Francisco was an experiment. They tend to run a lot of them in that God forsaken town. It will be interesting to say the least to figure out if the ACLU or anyone else gets anywhere with this.
Have a plan. Make sure everyone in your family and that you care about knows what to do if something like this happens in your area. You’ve been told for decades to have a plan in case of fire in your home. Do you have one? The same should apply if something happens while they are in school or at the mall and all the transportation and communications have stopped for any reason. Even if they have to walk they should know where to go to meet up and be “safe”. Don’t depend on the GPS working on their smart phones either! It’s frightening I know and I pray that never comes to pass but…. Take a small amount of frenzy out of it and be prepared. Take a look at this story about a boy scout. Awesome!
Post more comments on what you have done in your own lives to ” Be Prepared”. I would love to hear about them and have them posted.