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Reports suggest local law enforcement agencies are considering shutting down cell phone services in the city over the weekend and while it will most likely be very effective, many are questioning if the move is legitimate.
The possibility of the situation repeating itself in Chicago is not one the public is fond of. Apart from the obvious indignation at civil rights violations, people all over the web are posing perfectly reasonable questions such as what if they have to call 911? What if they have a family emergency? And why should those not involved with Occupy Chicago or any other protest movements suffer service disruptions?
Not only do the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to jam signals, but they along with state and local authorities can also push for the shutdown of cell towers, thanks to a little-known legacy of the Bush administration: “Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303," which lays out the nation’s official “Emergency Wireless Protocols.
Originally posted by AaronWilson
reply to post by CuriousCosmos
They have far more security measures there than protestors. Also, with NDAA, if mass violence did erupt. They could declare "marshal law" or whatever it legally is called. Have everybody detained. Violence is not a good thing when it is this big of an event. I am with you though, at some point, the people will say "We've had enough."