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BART Protests continue in San Francisco CA

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For an individual attempting to provide web sites with both news stories and photo coverage of the continuing series of protests against the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department by the group called "Anonymous," the inherent dangers to the art of journalism are becoming apparent.  


On Monday, August 22, 2011, this columnist went to the BART Civic Center station to get some news photos.   Through a combination of experience, intuition, luck and skill we took, and subsequently posted, photos that illustrated the events from the early part of that night's events.


To augment our after event fact finding process, we attended the Special Meeting of the BART Board of Directors held in Oakland on August 24, 2011.   That provided us with background information from both sides which will help improve the quality of any subsequent news stories.   We took photos of the massive media coverage of the meeting that started at 9 a.m.   According to statistics provided by one reporter, there were 32 members of the media, 18 BART PD officers, and 14 members of the public who submitted speaker cards, and a Board of Directors quorum in attendance.  


We took photos that illustrated the heavy TV presence at the Board meeting, but since the board took no direct action, we didn't see any news value for making the effort to post photos of a bunch of video camera operators at work.


At that meeting a protest spokesperson, Kristoff, said that the protests would continue, so on Monday August 29, 2011, we traveled to the Civic Center station to take photos if something newsworthy occurred.  


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