For those of you who missed it, DPD's encryption has worked perfectly in controlling the flow of information:
I love how Westword blasted the media on this. They could look in the mirror as well. They did not go either. Just 13 blocks away from their building.While I do not like encryption, the media is using the whole encryption movement as a convenient cover story for their laziness and lack of actual boots on the ground reporting. It is one of the worst trends of the decade where reporters rely more and more on reporting remotely by sitting on social media. Just look for the screenshots of posts and videos from bystanders that were shared publicly.
The Five Points standoff is a perfect example of them covering their ass for writing this incident off as being another boring old shooting in Denver. The encryption did not help, but is that really a valid excuse for why they did not bother to follow-up on any of the tips from concerned residents of a SWAT team on scene for several hours? Not one reporter could be bothered to make the 8 minute trek to ask actual people on scene about what was going on and reporting on it? It is quite clear from other outlets that folks did ask about and even discussed the incident publicly, but it was not an interesting enough story until their reputation got put on the line once they got called out on their laziness. Any one of them could have sent a reporter by electric scooter and still have gotten a timely report.
When the media behaves badly, they are blameless and fall back to their convenient excuses like encryption in this case. It is not hard to see why the general public is apathetic towards the media's calls for transparency when the media simply will not put forth the effort to do their jobs.
It's never really been an issue before so what's different now that has police believing they need to control communication to the public?Did they control the message that was communicated, yes and that is the primary reason for encryption.
jthorpe, when I'm logged into the forums, there is a message right at the top which would explain the deletion of your post. I'm not sure why you aren't seeing it.Interesting about how the subject of this conversation includes the controlling of the flow of information. A few minutes ago, I made a post about encryption and why I hear agencies are moving to it. That message was deleted quickly after my post without a word as to why. I can't help that the truth hurts. Pot-Kettle...