Online Scanner Alerts Community to Escaped Inmate

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Ensnared

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Great Idea, Helping Law Enforcement

What a brilliant idea. This is a wonderful way to demonstrate how listeners can help law enforcement curtail and/or reduce crime. Bravo.
 

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Excellent Article! We need more of these for the public to see. The more the public is informed, the safer they are. Maybe enough to push there local Politicians not to encrypt all the comms!
 

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While stories like these are great exposure for radioreference.com, the community service provided is minimal as few people are willing to set up their living rooms as "command centers" and live in fear as this couple has. So I am not sure what the wide spread benefit is to a community. TV and AM/FM radio already provide public service announcements in situations like this and police radio has never been effective at this (except maybe in tiny towns where everyone has a scanner) as most people don't listen to scanners. What stories like these do is make public safety aware that their radio traffic is not secure and usually results in more discretion given to what is said over the radio, more landline exchange of information and other means to not allow you to hear what is going on.
 

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Not necesseraily always the case!! There are police chiefs that love when people with scanners are helpful to them!!
 

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Not necesseraily always the case!! There are police chiefs that love when people with scanners are helpful to them!!
Very true. But I have not said anything about people with scanners helping the police.
We are talking about the already questionable practice of streaming LE radio traffic as if it were a means to alert a community of dangers in the area.
 
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