[rescue] interesting geek toy
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Wed Jul 11 17:19:30 CDT 2001
Oh shit, someone mentioned gun laws in the US...
RE: the scanner rule - it is the same mentality that makes robber differnt
from *armed* robbery - "What, I can't use a gun when I rob you?" It makes
perfect sense, it allows the court to impose stiffer penalties on smarter
criminals (do you have any idea how many crooks *don't* have radios to keep
tabs on the cops!?)....
Also, IIRC, the regulation is a federal one, while typical crimes most folks
are arrested for are state crimes. By having this law, the federal authorities
can become involved - by using a scanner, you have upped the stakes!
Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 05:14:50PM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 02:59:41PM -0600, Michael Hansen wrote:
> > >
> > > 2. You can't use intercepted transmissions to aid in a criminal
> > > act. (eg. Using a scanner to keep tabs on the cops while
> > > you rob a bank.)
> > uhm, am i the only one to see how rediculous a rule this one is? :)
> What, you can't break the law while you are in the process of breaking the
> Hey, it's the same rationale used for gun-registration and gun-confiscation
> drives here in the USA. Then the cops wonder why only the law-abiding
> register their guns -- DUH!
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