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Washington DC: All Police Radio Communication GONE

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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D.C. Police sources tell FOX 5 that radio communications are down citywide in the District, and police officers on the street have no way to receive or respond to calls via radio.

SOURCE


Police radios not working in DC....

I dont have anything else

www.myfoxdc.com...

[edit on 29-3-2010 by dgtempe]

Mod Edit: BB Code.

[edit on 29/3/2010 by Mirthful Me]

Mod edit, spelling in title

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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Interesting, can you fix the link?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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www.myfoxdc.com...

here ya go



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Oh nevermind on my link it's the one he was trying to link to. Dunno what went wrong when I went.

It's being blamed on a generator failure...

I don't know what this is exactly, but it's weird.

[edit on 29-3-2010 by Solasis]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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Some officers were returning to headquarters, and some were being asked to communicate by cell phone while the outage is investigated and repaired. The D.C. Office of Unified Communication is working on the issue, but there's no word what caused it. Sources tell FOX 5 that it's possible the issue is related to a generator problem at the McMillan Drive facility. By 10 p.m. Monday, radios were still down, but sources said the in-car computers used by officers were beginning to come back up.


www.myfoxdc.com...

Looks like it was just some technical issues that have been fixed. Of course, this is ATS so I'm assuming it will turn into something much bigger than a technical error, such as Israel invading Iran or something.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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D.C. Police sources tell FOX 5 that radio communications are down citywide in the District, and police officers on the street have no way to receive or respond to calls via radio.



I dont have a good feeling about this at all.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Oh wow! I knew there was something I forgot to do today!

1. Take out trash
2. Go to the store
3. Call mom
4. Go for a bike ride
5. Work on my tan
6. Take over the government

Hey I got the first 5 done does that count?

I will try to get around to it tomorrow but, it does look like beach weather so no promises!

Sorry




posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by For(Home)Country

Looks like it was just some technical issues that have been fixed. Of course, this is ATS so I'm assuming it will turn into something much bigger than a technical error, such as Israel invading Iran or something.


Pffff, get real

Its something more plausible like HAARP


It is worrying though, hopefully they can get it fixed quickly


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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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Argh ... how stupid of them to inform the press, or even discuss it with the press.

All we need is all the criminals knowing that the cops can't communicate.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Argh ... how stupid of them to inform the press, or even discuss it with the press.

All we need is all the criminals knowing that the cops can't communicate.



That is, unless they wanted to communicate exactly that - we are vulnerable.

ColoradoJens



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Could it be that crime has suddenly come to a halt and there are no call ins and nothing to report? Could it be they are mistakenly blaming an outage because the silence is deafening?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Seeing that we are having raids in a couple of states and things are as they are (mr. smarty pants)
I thought it worthy of my posting it.

This is it!!!!!!! Doom!!!! well it could be.....



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Argh ... how stupid of them to inform the press, or even discuss it with the press.

All we need is all the criminals knowing that the cops can't communicate.



Too late! I feel like some late night shopping at the Smithsonian, can I pick you up anything S.D.? The Hope Diamond? The Lunar Lander? Lewis and Clark’s Journals?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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What?

*sdog puts down his new tv*

All joking aside this is making me a little nervous.
The ADT system is now on but I'm not sure what good it will do as they can't apparently call the cops ... or if they could they won't be able to send anyone.

This will surely be the motivator in purchasing that firearm I've been putting off.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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That is, unless they wanted to communicate exactly that


I concur, If you wanted to coax someone into feeling secure they could get away with...well whatever, this would indeed be a clever way to do so.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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It says it is because of a generator problem? Would they not have that only as a back-up and be running of the grid. It is very weird for this city to go down and then to post a reason like a generator failure?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Is it safe to start a "Washington Under Attack!!!111" Forum yet? Could you imagine the flags you would get if it was true? Ho man, it would be the most popular thread in ATS history, especially if the Russians invaded. Maybe too much Call of Duty for me.

But anyways, I hope everything is alright, and it does seem odd to report that your com systems are down, it's almost like it's asking for something. But because I prefer rationality of scepticism, I'm going to assume that it's not a big deal. If Washington gets an ICBM on her Whitehouse in the next half hour, someone can come slap me for my ignorance.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Maybe they screwed up their systems and backups when they were running this earlier today:


A second exercise is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, at the RFK Stadium parking lot. This drill simulates an explosion on a Metrobus with multiple passengers injured, discovery of a second explosive found on a bus in a garage, and phone call stating that additional explosive devices have been placed on other buses. The Metro Transit Police Department explosives ordnance detection team will respond, along with the police, fire and emergency medical services personnel from the District of Columbia, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Residents in the area of RFK Stadium and the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station should expect to see numerous police, fire and emergency response vehicles, first responders and volunteer “victims,” and may hear a loud noise in the area between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Emergency response exercises simulate explosions on Metrorail and Metrobuss



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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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If you check any of the services in DC, Fire, Police, 911 are all still out!

This does not bode well...An excercise maybe??

Mirthful thank you for fixing the links for me



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
 


What?

*sdog puts down his new tv*

All joking aside this is making me a little nervous.
The ADT system is now on but I'm not sure what good it will do as they can't apparently call the cops ... or if they could they won't be able to send anyone.

This will surely be the motivator in purchasing that firearm I've been putting off.


It’s been a while since I have spent some time in D.C. but it’s an old city. As memory serves they still should have red telephone call boxes for the police on most major intersections in most parts of town back in the day when police actually policed by walking their beats.

No telling if the switching boxes still work or if anyone knows how to operate them but there should be redundant layers of technology that don’t limit them to just their radios.

The good news is that Washington D.C. has the highest per capita concentration of Law Enforcement of any city in the nation.

They can put 20,000 men on the streets within an hour between the Metro Police, Park Police, Secret Service, FBI, DEA, CIA, NSA, NBA, NFL, NHL, CBT and don’t forget the Meter Maids. You don’t know what trouble is until you have an angry Meter Maid on your hands!



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