In an effort to avoid recent controversies that have beset Muni and BART, Golden Gate Transit is poised to adopt an advertising policy barring political and religious campaigns, but some observers say the rule would trample First Amendment rights. Read More
A series of controversial advertisements on Muni buses has spurred a signature-gathering effort to remove the signs and forced the agency to reconsider its position on advertisements moving forward.
The ads, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative — an organization deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center — say, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.” Read More