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    Sounds like the suspect is on a boat, and they're moving in. They've just gone to radio silence except for essential comms, but you can listen to those essential comms live, as somebody's put a scanner on a live stream: MA Rt. 9 Window Cam on USTREAM: A live look outside my window. Other 24/7

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    The boat isn't on the water, it's in somebody's back garden at 57 Franklin Street, Watertown:


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    Suspect in custody. Calls for a medic. Also a bomb dog being sent in. Also reports of a suspicious black bag outside a house about two streets away.

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    What's the point in having police radio if everyone can listen into it?
    Have they not heard of encryption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
    What's the point in having police radio if everyone can listen into it?
    Have they not heard of encryption?
    At one point they said to the helicopter something like "There's a problem with your downlink. It's being broadcast on the Internet." Turned out they couldn't easily set up any kind of encryption between the chopper (which I think was actually from Customs) and the ground so they were trying to work out what to do, but the chopper was about to go and refuel anyway, and they got the guy shortly after that.

    I suspect that, with there being so many agencies involved, they had to use open channels because of equipment incompatibilities; or perhaps they just don't have encryption for local police forces. At one point when a senior police officer needed to speak to the senior FBI guy at the scene, he had to ask him to call him on his mobile.

    The scanner stream missed the first few seconds, but here's the police commissioner thanking the troops, and them responding: http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/media/Bost...4-20-02-00.mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Sounds like the suspect is on a boat, and they're moving in. They've just gone to radio silence except for essential comms, but you can listen to those essential comms live, as somebody's put a scanner on a live stream: MA Rt. 9 Window Cam on USTREAM: A live look outside my window. Other 24/7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Suspect in custody. Calls for a medic.
    No death penalty in Massachusetts - oh dear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    No death penalty in Massachusetts - oh dear!
    There is, however, the federal death penalty (that timothy mcveigh got)

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    These Chechnyans were branded as "freedom fighters" by the US who granted them asylum. They have been monitored by the CIA and FBI. I think there is a moral somewhere.
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