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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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A bill authored by Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, that would require law enforcement agencies throughout California to find alternatives to encrypting their radio communications cleared its first hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Public Safety Committee voted to advance the legislation.

https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/04/19/becker-bill-to-remove-police-radio-encryption-picks-up-support
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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 2107 UTC »
If anyone has any smarts they should also look at repealing that stup bill which blocks cell phone bands in receivers destined for USA.

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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2022, 2327 UTC »
" The decision by a number of law enforcement agencies to fully encrypt communication greatly limits the ability of journalists to serve the public."

This proposed legislation would be bothersome if journalists would actually serve the public, not themselves.
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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 2308 UTC »
Regardless, I fully support this.  I shouldn't have to own a $3K radio and have a buddy get me keys just to hear how my tax dollars are being wasted.  Anything to promote government accountability I'm in favor of.

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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 0028 UTC »
The biggest thief in my town was the mayor's son along with a crew of his buddies ,who cruised around in car equipped with the same transceiver the police and fire dept. used. That little turd went on an eight year theft spree and never spent a day in court or jail.

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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 0428 UTC »
Transparency. What a concept.
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Re: Becker bill to remove police radio encryption picks up support
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2022, 0346 UTC »
Agree with all comments above. Locally, the Highway Patrol is not encrypted, and when certain events take place, the radio is often the only way to have any clue what actually happened. I'm thinking of a particular situation a few years ago, none of the details made the local news. As said above, "journalism" these days is a joke, and their stories are weak at best, outright propaganda most of the time. It could actually help the public image of the police (not sure if that's this politician's idea, probably not).
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