Anonymous Leaks Lewd Pics of BART Spokesman

Saucy photos circulated online as BART directors meet

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 25, 2011 6:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hackers outraged by BART's decision to cut off cell phone service to foil a protest have gone below the belt. Anonymous claims it has obtained lewd photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson, and it has circulated them online, reports SF Weekly. One picture allegedly features Johnson displaying his genitals. "If you are going to be a dick to the public, then I'm sure you don't mind showing your dick to the public," Anonymous writes. The group has demanded the resignation of Johnson, who defended the blocking of wireless signals and told the media it was his idea.

"It's an unfortunate personal attack," BART's board president says "Why shoot the messenger? Linton has done a good job of communicating BART's position, but he doesn't make policy." And speaking of policy, BART directors last night agreed that the wireless shutdown tactic "should only be used in an extreme case where the public is imminently at risk," reports the Chronicle. They didn't actually vote on a policy at the special meeting, but will present a proposal within the next four weeks.

A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside BART's Civic Center station in San Francisco last week. 45 people were arrested in the most recent protest.   (Getty Images)
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