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  •  Even when bomb squads are dispatched, there (6+ / 0-)

    are often false alarms.

    I'm not being critical of you or the diary.

    I am saying from experience as a former federal law enforcement officer that people should not expect everything heard on a police frequency to be "real" the next day in the news.

    Sometimes it is. Sometimes it isn't.  Things are repeated all the time over the radio. It often isn't until after the full investigation that everyone knows what's happening.

    In the meantime, for people in the area, don't panic and run outside or something like that. If you need to know something in the area about your own safety, rely on the police to let you know directly.

    Take it slow. And take police traffic with a grain of salt until we see what's happening.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:33:43 PM PDT

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