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All DC Police Radios Down Citywide

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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All DC Police Radios Down Citywide


www.myfoxdc.com

Sources tell FOX 5 that communication went down sometime around 7:15 p.m. on Monday night. That source also told FOX 5's Will Thomas that officers in the field have no way to respond to calls from dispatch via radio.

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.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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The reason I'm reporting this is for the fishy aspect to the whole thing.

Why would Fox news publicize the fact that there is a citywide blackout of first responder communications?

And this is happening in DC? Probably the most secure place for communications in the country.

Well let's just see if we can figure this out... wait a sec...

Anybody want to bet on whether or not this well publicized incident leaving your capital vulnerable will be blamed on... oh... I don't know... evil faceless internet hackers?

Cue the internet crackdown?
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www.myfoxdc.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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We also have a related thread in the "Other Current Events" forum:

Wshington DC: All Police Radio Communication GONE
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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Testing : I must say, i was not expecting to see this posted.

Apologize for one liner, but i really had no idea that this would be posted.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:25 PM
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yeah broadcast all police communication is down good time for criminals to pull something. Very fishy indeed. Something is going on with this militia raids and the army gearing up for "insider violence" Is the balloon about to go up?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:29 PM
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Can you elaborate?
Cuz you lost me.
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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Just a stab here, but Fox reported on it asap so there would be some crimes and such to report on.
End of the day, they are all about the ratings...cant let a good disaster go to waste.

Any word on it being back up yet?

-shakes fist at them durned hackers-



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Either an alien invasion, or the budget deficit caused the shut down when private communications systems operators failed to receive payments. (Likely owned by the Chinese proxies)


[edit on 29-3-2010 by Fractured.Facade]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Simply,

Was not expecting this news to be made public on this site. This should have been a non topic yet i see it on here. Seems someone will be unemployed within 15mins.



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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Perhaps the same militias that were targeted in the raids by the FBI are retaliating with a potential terrorist-attack to take place somewhere in the DC area. And they somehow managed to jam/impede police communications in the area, so they can pull whatever they're trying to pull a lot easier.


[edit on 3/29/10 by Marked One]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by tristar
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Simply,

Was not expecting this news to be made public on this site. This should have been a non topic yet i see it on here. Seems someone will be unemployed within 15mins.


huh?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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Well... super secret agent man.

I'll give you an applause if you shut down Fox News.

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
reply to post by tristar
 


Well... super secret agent man.

I'll give you an applause if you shut down Fox News.

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that would be suicide..would it not ?

Consider the hundred of millions that quote fox, would you close such an apparatus ?



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:48 PM
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I just caught that it was updated 10 minutes ago. Seems that is the big alert right now. 3 hours is a long time in this type of scenario. I wonder what caused this? Any ideas at all?


Edit: It appears the news was published at 8 30 but this has been going since 7 30...so my bad. It has been 4 hours not 3 since the incident.

[edit on 29-3-2010 by Smell The Roses]



posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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again this is just a test of the public. just like the drill right before the j. bidell shooting. they did just have a two day drill for bombs on public transportation in washington. sounds like they are gearing up for a major disaster in washington. a "terrorist attack" then a radio outage, what a setup.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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Originally posted by Smell The Roses

Originally posted by tristar
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Simply,

Was not expecting this news to be made public on this site. This should have been a non topic yet i see it on here. Seems someone will be unemployed within 15mins.


huh?


LOL

My thoughts exactly!

I am surprised that the media would expose a chink in the armor of the police there. Would this not be a green light for criminal activity? I can imagine...."Hey guys, the cops don't have their ears on, lets go lootin'!"



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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The radio is a cop's best friend, who can out-run the radio waves? Take out the radio dispatch and they will be limping for a while. They can use their 2-way talkies between each other, but may not have access to their needed radio repeater. Back in 2000, in the large metro area I lived in, the local P.D.'s radio system went down just as I have described above. They were installing their trunked radio system when the whole radios system was lost. It was out overnight for many hours, and luckily no major catrophies happened. A few years ago there was a county-wide reverse call back system being installed in my area, when some type of huge malfunction happened in the city's 911 dispatch. I don't remember exactly what had happened, but it did have repercussions on all 911 calls received.

Both the incidents have two things in common. Our largest metro police stations throughout the US, have some very real shortcomings when it comes to communications. Both incidents were not suppose to happen according to the Telecomm experts involved.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Sorry but obviously you have not been around here long enough.

Again, AGAIN, there were news sources, even FAUX came out with it while it was happening!
Gools was run out of his own thread last night by a thread killer. For absolutely no reason at all...if anything....WE were the last to post this....

I'd kick Fox's butt, after all, and NBC for having it on their local stations as well as all over the world!!!!

Come on, i'l kick their butts with you.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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I fail to see what is so funny about this whole thing. Really.

We older folks have very very thick skin and will not be run out.



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
Why would Fox news publicize the fact that there is a citywide blackout of first responder communications?


This reminds me of the one cop small town I grew up in.

The local newspaper would post when he went on vacation. It was an interesting 2 weeks every year.

On topic, I agree that something seems fishy with them reporting it.



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