Originally Posted by RRR
This is good and bad. ...Good, because RR.com gets the credit for the excellent service, but bad, because it will also draw attention to radio rebroadcasting of public safety communications, making encryption more desired among more departments.
GCFD was previously encrypted as is just about every other TG on the network when it replaced their old Smartnet II system in 2008.
The fire TG's were unencrypted for interagency interoperability later on, but all the system radios are flashed for ADP, so they can enable it at any time.
This situation had a positive outcome for the firefighters and PD as in they all went home, not so good for the perp- but it was his choice, his plan, and he got what he asked for. He was planning this for a while allegedly and chose firefighters as they are unarmed. Good work GCFD, and even better GCPD SWAT for taking this scumbag inbred white trash out.
Releasing this radio traffic showing law enforcement and emergency services in a POSITIVE light has more value than Sandy Hook. I think a line has to be drawn somewhere.
and that's why I think officially provided feeds are the way to go, not just to fight the evil "E" word, but to give those involved some say so in what gets released.
If one wishes to stay on the good side of the agencies we monitor, that is the RIGHT way to do it.