Skip to comments.FCC Considers Granting Police the Authority to Shut Down Cell Phone Networks
Posted on 03/08/2012 3:55:59 AM PST by ShadowAce
The FCC is currently seeking public comments on whether or not it is appropriate and feasible to grant local police forces the power to shut down mobile phone networks.
The request for the publics input comes after BATR officials in San Fransisco shut down cell towers in an attempt to stop a first amendment protected protest for public safety reasons.
An article published by CFO World broke down the FCC request in an easy to understand fashion:
The FCC asks several questions in its request for comments. Among them:
When have government agencies in the U.S. considered interrupting mobile service?
When would it be appropriate for agencies to interrupt service?
What risks to the public could be caused by interrupted service?
Could mobile carriers allow customers to still dial 911 if other service was shut down?
If the FCC does decide to grant local police the authority to indiscriminately shut down cell phone service whenever they feel there is a public safety concern you can count on legitimate, first amendment protected activities to be targeted throughout the country.
Why not just gag everybody all the time? Who knows when someone is going to yell, “Fire”, in a crowded theater.
Safety? Like to close to an election?
The purpose of the Internet WAS TO SURVIVE A NUCLEAR ATTACK.
Now all this is to be simply shut down at whim,
for political or other reasons.
Good thing I know semaphore.
Remember when the “smart gun” that would only work if a radio signal identifying the holder as the owner was present was being touted as the solution to gun crime? Someone asked if a widespread interference signal could be generated by the government to make all smart guns inoperative. Of course it could.
Now the government want to shut down cell traffic. Is it any wonder radio controlled guns never caught on? All governments are fascist.
NDAA, SOPA, this. . .yup, the pieces are moving on the chessboard. When the checkmate comes most people will be shocked because they thought the game was checkers.
Of course. What's the point of being in government unless you can control everyone's lives to the last detail? /s
Control is the goal.
It's a logical progression. Serfs have no rights only whatever privileges are granted to them by their master. Government politicians and bureaucrats think this situation is ideal. Government employees HATE freedom in the serfs. Freedom in the citizens limits what the government can do.
Apparently, recent events in Egypt and Lybia were a wake-up call to tyrants - and aspiring tyrants - of the dangers (to them) of modern communications in the hands of the little people....
I watch too many cop shows. Anyway, some use cell phones to trigger bombs. Turning off the towers might stop a cell phone from triggering a bomb to go off. Are they anticipating something?
It’s time we buck up a bit. We may not like it, but the government will get the right to shut down cell phones, they will also get the right to shut down the Internet, and they will also get the right to shut down GPS.
Then again 25 years ago we had none of those things...yet we survived, somehow - and actually did much better than now.
25 years ago we did not have a government actively trying to control us like we do today.
Awesome! Just like the mullahs in Iran!
Stalin would be proud.
“Good thing I know semaphore.”
LOL! The commies will just accuse you of talking to yourself and put you in an asylum.
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