By bad guys, you mean government, right?https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170119/bridgeport/ald-patrick-thompson-chicago-police-department-of-justice-probe
As usual, the bad guys fu** it up for the rest of us...
Let them encrypt, it's their right and they feel it's necessary. Don't like it, write to your Police Chief or Mayor about the situation. No where in The Constitution does it guarantee a right to monitor public safety comms. It's frustrating when they do but the encryption must be needed in this case. There are other ways to check if misconduct is happening.Quote from the article...
• Increase department transparency and ensure that promotions are fair.
The Constitution does not grant rights. No document can. There are many rights that are not enumerated in the Constitution. The argument that something is not a right because it's not listed in a document is a faulty one.No where in The Constitution does it guarantee a right to monitor public safety comms.
Yea, we fu**ed that up too. Posting talk groups, discussing surveillance's that doesn't help. "Oh, but we have a right to do that since it's open airwaves"...yep they'll solve that problem too. I'll say it again, we need to police ourselves in this hobby but as usual the defenders of on-line broadcasting will come out and scream bloody murder when a department encrypts. The bad guys are the criminals, but we are also falling into that category too with some of our antics.Don't see it happening as the good old missed 800 Tac system was in the clear.
The greatest single criminal enterprise ever known to mankind has always been government and probably always will be. That is why it is crucial for a free people to keep close eye on their government. Wholesale encryption of all government communication is unacceptable because it does not allow the rightful masters of our government to watch their servant.The bad guys are the criminals, but we are also falling into that category too with some of our antics.
OK, I'm game - I mean come on, if we can force the cops to never use encryption because it violates our rights as a free people, then what are we waiting for? So... now comes the $64,000 question. Your agency just encrypted. Now what?It is sadly remarkable that some, possibly many, are too ignorant to realize that governments are dangerous things and that rights exist, inalienable to the individual, while not all of them are enumerated in a document. As long as we are a free people, we have a right to monitor our government. All those who are insinuating or saying out right that we do not, are really saying that we are not a free people. To them, enjoy your servitude.
I've been a rights advocate for a very, very long time. There have been many lawsuits many other activities. We've been very successful.See, that's the problem. It's not really a right recognized by the government UNLESS it is enumerated in a document that government must abide by. That's why the Bill of Rights had to be added to the Constitution before any of those rights became a right anyone could possibly enforce.