Re: crypto comm
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99 percent of police traffic should be in the clear, unencrypted. And you are quite right, when everything is encrypted and in the shadows it will smack of "secret police."
With very few exceptions, everything should be open to the taxpayers to hear.
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From: "William Barrett, KW1B" <wbarrett@...>
Date: 11/9/19 5:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Uniden] crypto comm
I believe that citizens have the right and the responsibility to supervise
at a certain level. Fully encrypted police comms are not accessaable,
while most are quite routine and do NOT require a high degree of
In those few special other cases, there are methods of COMSEC
well-known to police and military communications people. Simply
encryping everything is lazy and can lead to Secret Police Mindset.
Not something most people would favor.
Routine ops need to be in the clear.