Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chicago in a jam: Security services to block cell phone towers ahead of NATO summit?

Source: Russia Today

Reports suggest local law enforcement agencies are considering shutting down cell phone services in Chicago over the weekend and while it will most likely be very effective, many are questioning if the move is legitimate.

The Daily Beast reports that the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to jam signals and they can also push for the shutdown of cell towers, thanks to “Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303," which lays out the nation’s official “Emergency Wireless Protocols.”

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