The War Against Scanner Encryption
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2 NY crazy chase10/12/2018how many lives were saved because the news media alerted the community that an armed madman was on the loose?
3 MS - 2 cops killed10/12/2018brief radio traffic from dying cop on news media website
4 CO PD turns on encryption - comments from both side of issue10/12/2018reporters need to start asking the police chiefs this question - "if a crazed person was attacking your neighborhood, would you want your loved ones to have immediate access to police radio traffic?"proposed bill to ban encryption in Colorado did not make it out of committee
5 Canada getting new radio system10/12/2018across Canada - new radio systems have police and ambulance encrypted - but fire is clear
6 about encryption in Palm Beach County FL8/14/20188/14/2018mention of encryption ban in Coloradopolice do not want oversight by media, public, nor FBI
7 in Memphis - confusion heard on scanner7/11/2018
8 cop gets award for helping at Las Vegas massacre7/11/2018wife pulled up scanner app on cellphone so cop husband knew what was going oncop helped save 10 lives
9 MA - scannerist saves shooting victim7/11/2018scannerist was checking out fireworks calls when he found a shooting victim and rushed him to the hospital - the scannerist was a former mayoral candidate and is vice chairman of the Brockton Democratic City Committee
10 Moines had flooding - Scanner Squad was on the job7/11/2018URL has been excluded from Internet Archive - 7/11/20181,000 posts to Facebook Page
11 started when live scanner feeds started - false6/9/2018iirc the fbi started to encrypt long before there were live scanner audio feeds on the Internetis he tring to say that the cops got nervous when people in Libya started to listen to them?seems like an ego driven statement without any basis in reality
12 CT fights against encryption6/9/2018
13 scannerist Facebook page had 36,000 followers5/11/20186/2/2018*/ by police and state legislator
14 PA - police scanner feed provided for public situational awareness6/1/20186/1/2018non official feed - provided by a Good Samaritan
15 in Wall Street Journal about encryption5/17/20186/1/2018
16 Vegas Sheriff Candidate vows to eliminate encryption6/1/2018
17 feeds at broadcastify - I count approx 146 feeds on this page - 34 include police - feeds vary from urban to rural - north to south - east to west5/20/20185/20/2018the largest city with a police feed seems to be Lincoln NE or Akron OH - maybe Peoria IL - there is also North Little Rock AR and Azusa CAmy gut tells me that these feeds can be credited to the gumption of 1
or 2 dozen people - maybe radio techs - maybe dispatchers - maybe some chiefs

some feeds are clustered - some counties have multi feeds - the vast
majority of counties have zero feeds of course
next I should look at demographic info for these places - and look at crime rates - and voting records lol - maybe I can feed historical info on these feeds to see when they came online and when the terrorists / thugs won
18 PD union had a scanner feed in 20052/19/2018(entry from spreadsheet of official scanner feeds) - 19 Jan 2005 - Union websites with live scanner feeds - - Fraternal Order of Police - Washington DC
19 800,000 listened to Las Vegas shootings police radio tapes1/14/2018maybe 2 million if you include the short news tapes
20 NE PD turns off encryption1/13/2018
21 media sues for police records about mass shooting12/10/201712/10/2017they want documents related to the massacre to see if the police response was "appropriate, lawful, and effective"
22 for Ventura County scannerist during wildfires12/9/201712,000 new followers >>>
23 listen to fire action - Ojai CA12/9/2017
24 OH PD turned off encryption - sorta - maybe11/25/2017
25*/ IL had a fight at a mall11/21/2017" Initial reports suggested there was gunfire at the mall, but that turned out not to be true. It’s additional proof what first is heard on a police scanner usually is wrong. "& during intense action - there can be lots of doubling and noise on the scannerwhich does not help any perp using a scanner to avoid policeperp really needs to have "scanner ears" to be successful - ie - lots of experience listening to a scannerpolice use lots of jargon and codes also
26 log - suspicious items seen in a car11/21/2017a stuffed animal and a police scannerHarrison Arkansas
27 chase leads to charges11/21/2017druggie used scanner to avoid policefor a little while
28 Dakota has a new law shielding crime victims from reporters11/21/2017 from police scanner is cited in the articlevictims names are sometimes mentioned on police radio channelsironic
29 from Anson Texas was an Everyday Hero11/21/201711/21/2017hearing of any fire on her scanner - she would phone the victims offering help"temporary" director of Meals on Wheels from 1985 to 2017died at 89Good Samaritan
30 costs either $0 or $850 per radio11/16/2017free low tier vs expensive high tier
31 against encryption in Knox County Tennessee11/11/2017
32 anti encryption comments here11/4/2017
33 at Orange County CA brushfire10/24/2017first public comment - radio tapes show multiple FD problems
34 shooter is Las Vegas kills 5810/1/201710/5/2017(see Post 27) [???]<< see post 44 - valuable info sent by scannerist to scene<< page 2 of thread
35 will solve all crime related problems in the world - sarcasm maximus9/15/2017
36 SC PD took 45 minutes to tweet about an active shooter8/26/2017 calls received at 1217 PMtweet went out at 101 PM
37 County PA - police will be going encrypted8/25/2017maybe the reason is to hide crimes from tourists
38 DOD implicity supports openness9/11/20018/23/20171 minute video from US Dept of defensecontains Arlington VA fire dept radio comms during Pentagon attack that killed 184also contains some internal FAA air traffic control comms
39 police radios have been in the clear for close to 90 years8/15/2017
40 police radio tapes are maliciously edited8/15/2017
41 saves drowning woman - Duluth MN8/15/2017
42 channels keep cops honest8/10/2017per Sheriff of Polk County FL
43 avoided shooter8/10/2017
44 Nebraska - editorial against encryption8/8/20178/10/2017
45 comments about encryption and transparency8/9/2017
46 Texas PD turned off encryption April 20174/23/2017Conroe TX PD turned on encryption Jan 2016
47 Collins Colorado Police Chief Resigns4/18/2017cop batters girl - police chief resignsencryption used since 2014cause and effect?
48 admits error re photographs4/13/2017related to the openness issueit is not illegal to take photos in public
49 OH blocks watch groups vs encryption4/6/20174/10/2017"(the police) are going to lose a lot of eyes"
50 OH PD turns on encryption to protect Social Security numbers4/2/20174/10/2017article has comments from misc journalistsif the PD turned off the repeater they would protect the SS #or they could set up a simple procedure - Car 1 to Station, I need a license check - Station to Car 1, turn on your encryption and go ahead
51 Canada - legit media can get police radios3/23/2017I need to reread this sometime and clarify the info
52*/ MA - scannerists lead cops to shooter3/17/20173/23/2017the scannerists used a scanner app
53 Ross FD in California has been recommending that everyone buy a scanner since at least Oct 20113/1/2017
54 catch armed perp - Suffolk County NY2/25/2017
Massachusetts ACLU tweeted (Dec 5 2016 ish) about Springfield MA PD turning on encryption (Nov 5 2016 ish)1/30/2017they tweeted a link to a TV22 story IIRCthe tweet was deleted quickly IIRC
56 Haute case will be / would have been a slam dunk for Broadcastify1/30/2017
57 City tracked down cops who were giving tips to the news media1/30/2017Hamilton Ontario Fire Chief used to give radios to news media
Iraq and 6 nations release copys of nuclear agreement12/24/2016openness of the mega world scale typeI think the documents were released to prevent Trump from calling for war against Iraq<<< US targeting scheme released
off duty cop kills Russian Ambassador in Ankara Turkey12/19/201612/21/2016terror attack by Muslim
60 PD stops TV show12/19/2016radios are fully encrypted
61,000 dead in Mexico's 10 year war on drugs12/11/2016when local police are corrupt - the murder rate soars
62 shoots down gag orders12/8/201612/8/2016people were getting sued for posting negative reviews onlineCongress reaffirms the right to post honest reviews of businesses and providerskeywords - honesty - accountability
63 TN turns off encryption12/1/2016 yes - maybe no
64 River MA - Facebook page by scannerists has 12,000 followers11/19/2016
65 FL FD turned off encryption January 20161/13/201610/16/2016
66 Police Departments Look to Tune Public Out11/20/20118/15/2017by Eric Tucker of Associated Press
67 news article about encryption of police radios10/11/201610/12/2016 url is no good - 8/15/2017
68 scanner feed from Washington County NY4/11/201610/8/2016has police and fire and ambulanceand the terrorists have not taken over the county yetarchive dates back to April 11 2016
69 GA will not turn on encryption per letter from mayor to scannerist10/5/2016
70 of official live scanner audio feeds12/2/2016
71 of heroic scannerists9/10/2016<<<< - this spreadsheet was removed from the "Scanners" entry at Wikipedia - by whom ? why ?EB
murders spike in Anchorage AK - scanners are dead silent9/5/2016police warn against walking alone at night
73 / tow truck driver busts drunk driver who hit Phiily sergeant8/25/20169/5/2016
74 County Georgia turns off encryption7/26/20167/29/2016Radio Shack selling digital scanners like hot cakespassionate people love scanners
75 filmed police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge7/12/2016members of an anti violence group
76 vs videos - very dark info about deception7/11/2016openness - becoming more critical by the second
77 of passes away due to colon cancer7/11/2016
78 a corrupt wannabe Sheriff cause encryption in Orange County CA?6/28/2016they activated encryption in 2000
79 advocacy group gets ahold of Orange County CA Sheriff Comms HandbookDec 2014 ish6/28/2016<< the comm manual
80 of info about encryption in Florida6/28/2016encryption is unAmerican
81 IL is going encrypted6/28/2016the public could refuse to pay for encryption
82 discussion about encryption in Georgia6/14/2016
83 could cause lawsuits6/2/2016if someone is killed because encryption is used, liability could arisescanners have been sold in the USA for 60 yearsthe public could protect themselves if messages were in the clearencryption is being employed without any good reason
84 CA FD scanner feed6/2/2016will be linked to PulsePoint app
85 Antonio AirLife turns off encryption6/1/2016
86 CT had encryption for only a very short time?5/6/2016might be interesting story behind this"we want to be transparent" per police chief - >>
87 County Sheriff NC turned on encryption4/29/20165/5/2016"gas leaks and mass shootings" are mentioned as reasons why encryption is badnot everyone thinks encryption is a great idea
88 Rosa County FL Sheriff was scheduled to go encrypted in Jan 2016 per 2014 info1/1/20141/31/2016
89 Texas turned on encryption in May 20145/1/20141/31/2016police complained about social media use at hostage situation after encryption was turned on
90 used scanner app to respond to terror attack1/26/20161/29/2016San Bernardino CA
91 TX will never go fully encrypted1/28/20161/28/2016per radio system manager
92 CT FD will turn off encryption12/15/20151/27/2016also Bridgeport CT FD will only encrypt 1 channel
93 FL FD turned off encryption1/13/20161/14/2016they also have a new scanner feed at broadcastify
94 MI - crime down 13% - Police Chief praises scannerists1/7/20161/11/2016
95 police want to inspect all documents before publication on the Internet5/13/20155/13/2015
96 Obama blasted over secrecy by Senator Boxer5/13/20155/13/2015
97 scanners dont react well to encryption5/12/2015can be difficult to scan channels that are just partially encrypted
St Louis area -
.@KMOV exposes local cop caught using the n-word on police camera video during traffic stop. "N----- Running North!" Story on News 4 at 6. 53 retweets 17 favorites
5/7/20155/7/2015 & 5/12/2015words were not spoken on a police radio - they were on a dash cam
99 Maine PD apparently turned off their encryption per this scanner feed5/2/2015encryption was on 9/26/2014 per this same URL
100 newspaper calls on police to de-encrypt4/25/20154/26/2015Arnold PA area
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