NOW IT'S PERSONAL

BART’s Linton Johnson Cut Protestors’ Cell Phones, So They Posted His Dirty Pix

On July 3, a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer shot and killed 45-year-old homeless man Charles Hill after Hill allegedly came at the officer with a knife. Protesters began organizing a July 11 action in the subway, but BART foiled their plans by shutting down cell service at several stations. BART spokesman Linton Johnson took responsibility for the action, In retaliation, the infamous hacker group Anonymous posted personal NSFW pictures of  Johnson revealing his junk online. Do cock pics even count as scandalous anymore?

According to Gawker, Anonymous has declared war on BART  and have “hacked BART passenger and police databases, and shut down a number of stations with real-life protests for two weeks in a row now.” But their latest volley came when they posted pictures of the presumably gay Mr. Johnson lifting up his shirt and pulling down his shorts to reveal his penis. They added the message, “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then I’m sure you dont mind showing your dick to the public…”

The obvious goal was to humiliate Johnson and, while we don’t like the idea of blocking people’s right to communicate, uploading dirty pics is well, below the belt. The guy’s a spokesman—does Anonymous really think this fall guy had the power to shut down phone service in the stations? We hope BART is too concerned about protests and future hackings to let a not-so-little thing like Mr. Johnson’s penis get in the way.