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NYC Police Want to Jam Cell Phones During Terrorist Attacks

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Jan 9, 2009, 12:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The New York City Police Department is exploring ways in which it could disrupt communication between terrorists by jamming cell phone signals if an attack were to happen. They would hope to shut down communication in a limited area, such as a zone at or near an attack site, while still allowing citizens the ability to make emergency calls. The plan is only in the discussion phase and not near any sort of testing. The idea was brought to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. He said, "Law enforcement needs to find ways to disrupt cellphones and other communications" in the event of an attack.

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In the event of a terrorist attack, they should JAM the signals in Pakistan... EliteABombAZ Jan 11, 2009, 9:54 AM
self centered people thizmobile Jan 10, 2009, 3:49 PM
Terrorist won't already know this. JestaMcMerv Jan 10, 2009, 12:06 AM
Your rights suspended fahrende Jan 9, 2009, 12:20 PM
I guess I don't mind, since... rmcnamee Jan 10, 2009, 2:52 AM
So..... NapalmBBQ Jan 9, 2009, 7:02 PM
This has got to be... Chromemember Jan 9, 2009, 12:41 PM
Technical Question... Slammer Jan 9, 2009, 5:17 PM
Phones are what Kept My family Safe...... Pure1rish Jan 9, 2009, 6:02 PM
Would not like this but... SprintFTW Jan 9, 2009, 1:55 PM
I would not feel comfortable Cervantez Jan 9, 2009, 12:14 PM
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