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Hitler speech transmitted over Chicago police radios
« on: July 07, 2018, 2017 UTC »
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/07/06/hitler-speech-transmitted-over-chicago-police-radios/aal0fmz/

Hitler speech transmitted over Chicago police radios
By Gregory Pratt Tribune News Service
11:06 pm

An unauthorized audio transmission over Chicago police radio frequencies Wednesday night seems to be a partial rebroadcast of an Adolf Hitler speech from a 1935 Nazi propaganda film, an expert said.

Based on numerous key words in the fragmented transmission, the audio seems to be from a Hitler speech in Leni Riefenstahl’s film, “Triumph of the Will,” said Imke Meyer, a professor of Germanic studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“Numerous key words were audible, among them ‘Deutschland’ (Germany), ‘Partei’ (party), ‘Volk’ (the people – the German people would be referenced in this context), ‘Jahrtausende’ (millennia – a reference to the idea that the Third Reich would endure for thousands of years to come), ‘Reich’ and ‘Fuhrung’ (leadership),” Meyer, who is also director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics at UIC, said in an email.

The audio interrupted police radio frequencies for about 4 minutes Wednesday evening.

Melissa Stratton, spokeswoman for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, has said the city is investigating. She said it was a “rogue radio transmission,” a general term for unauthorized transmissions, and not a city user accidentally broadcasting his or her own audio.

Stratton said she couldn’t confirm anything about the content of the audio.

Meyer said the movie is a “pseudo-documentay of the German National Socialist Party’s 1934 convention in Nuremberg.” The audio transmission that interrupted police frequencies seems to be from “the part of the film that presents Hitler’s closing speech at the convention.”

At one point during the rogue transmission, a radio dispatcher told police units to switch to a different channel if they had any emergencies.

“We have a rogue radio,” the dispatcher said.

As the interruption continued, the same dispatcher later said, “A little bit of an officer safety hazard on the zone at the moment, so anybody with any emergency please switch over to a citywide.”

Rogue transmissions occur “periodically,” Stratton said, “but we have worked with the police and federal authorities to investigate when it has occurred.”

Speaking generally, she said police dispatchers will switch radio zones if there’s a “substantial issue” with a channel.

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Re: Hitler speech transmitted over Chicago police radios
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 2245 UTC »
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Re: Hitler speech transmitted over Chicago police radios
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 1948 UTC »
Not really that surprising when you can buy a Baofeng UV-5R or similar radio for $30 that has open-transmit capability on the VHF and UHF bands (in Chicago's case, the 460 MHz UHF band that Chicago Police use).  Having said that...there's an a FCC field office in Chicago...

I remember reading an article about NYPD having issues with somebody "dispatching" cops to fake calls using a cheap handheld radio on the NYPD 470-490 MHz frequencies.  They eventually caught the guy. 

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« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 2128 UTC by Azimuth Coordinator »
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Re: Hitler speech transmitted over Chicago police radios
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 1513 UTC »
When the Rodney Rioters were taking to the streets in support of their hero, Rodney King, some miscreant got on an Omaha channel and told the officers watching the festivities in downtown Omaha "gentlemen, you have a green light".

A green light is typically transmitted by command to the tac/swat team to authorise fire at will. Fortunately, the officers knew someone was trying to deceive them. It used to be that one had to have a radio that would tx on the police bands as well as employ their pl tone, but today asshats can swat someone from just about anywhere on earth with phone or innernet access.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting