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(Fark) NewsFlash Farkers listening to NO police scanner feed are posting updates in the comments section. Scanner update: "Fire under control." In other news, breakfast is being served at Gate C   (fark.com) divider line
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2005-09-01 8:14:31 AM  
Still no other sources for this one...
 
2005-09-01 8:15:08 AM  
moving equipment and firefighters to the scene with highwater vehicles, as the firetruck couldn't make it...
 
2005-09-01 8:15:49 AM  
submitter: Police scanner in NOLA indicating a fire at the Superdome...

...and a party in my pants!
 
2005-09-01 8:16:04 AM  
They need to disperse crowds around the gate in order to get equipment through. They are requesting armed MPs immediately.
 
2005-09-01 8:16:21 AM  
All major media are listening to this scanner; I would be surprised if this were not so

At the same time however they may be asked by the various govt agencies to sit on the story, for the time being, or are developing an 'angle' to report it

They may also have to vet stories through lawyers and whatnot

Whereas we hear stuff and can just post at will
 
2005-09-01 8:17:07 AM  
So whats the Defender, and whats the Bulldog?
 
2005-09-01 8:17:13 AM  
Nobody needs somebody shouting, "fire," in that environment right now.
 
2005-09-01 8:17:22 AM  
This are teh kewl.

Then what happens? Nobody hurt?
 
2005-09-01 8:17:33 AM  
Hmm, shiat
 
2005-09-01 8:18:18 AM  
I'll get this early...

I may be able to set up a scanner mirror if someone in charge of the master server can get me the info I need.

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2005-09-01 8:18:26 AM  
Apparently people are just showing up there, and "tempers are starting to rise"
 
2005-09-01 8:18:46 AM  
mrgrosser: So whats the Defender, and whats the Bulldog?

From what I can tell Bulldog is the guys on the front line, Defender is base.

Just had 200 people show up. Temp is rising, they're sending as many MPs as possible. Starting to get the people organized.
 
2005-09-01 8:18:51 AM  
Temperatures are starting to rise because of the heat source?

Was that guy just not willing to mention there was a fire around all the civilians?
 
2005-09-01 8:19:17 AM  
There are about 200 people heading over to a location and the higher ups are having a bit of a conniption over it.

It seems that they are attempting to bus as moany people out as fast as they can.
 
2005-09-01 8:19:31 AM  
MorrisBird you are right. But I'd be surprised in rumors of a fire haven't spread through the Superdome itself. There is panic more than likely in the ranks of those in there -- first their way out has been stopped and now there's a fire there.

CNN are sitting on this and have likely been told to sit on it.
 
2005-09-01 8:19:44 AM  
I believe bulldog is a k9 unit . I have heard some barking when his mic is keyed.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:04 AM  
Another 300 people are showing up.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:19 AM  
My God this is a tragedy.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:29 AM  
200? No, 300! I wouldn't be surprised if it's more. They're looking for 50 busses, I think. I doubt that will be enough
 
2005-09-01 8:20:34 AM  
300 more... *sighs*

"Hi! .. We heard there was a party!" ...
 
2005-09-01 8:20:42 AM  
approx 300 people walking up at last count.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:43 AM  
stpickrell: CNN are sitting on this and have likely been told to sit on it.


Yeah but nobody in the superdome has either access to cnn, or access to a communication method to someone who has cnn AFAIK.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:50 AM  
mrgrosser: So whats the Defender, and whats the Bulldog?

Those are called handles. They refer top the person talking. sort of like a name.

The amount of people approaching are going to cause a riot if the police dont get in line soon. The barriers arent going to hold for long.
 
2005-09-01 8:20:54 AM  
Now they need 60 buses...
 
2005-09-01 8:20:56 AM  
Alright, I can't listen anymore, I'm gonna be sick.
 
2005-09-01 8:21:30 AM  
jqfarker: Yeah but nobody in the superdome has either access to cnn, or access to a communication method to someone who has cnn AFAIK.

I think its more to stop panic from family members elsewhere. They have enough on their hands, not worth letting the panic spread.
 
2005-09-01 8:21:34 AM  
jqfarker: Yeah but nobody in the superdome has either access to cnn, or access to a communication method to someone who has cnn AFAIK.

I heard that some of the functional radio stations patched CNN's audio feed into their broadcasts.
 
2005-09-01 8:21:34 AM  
All I hear on the scanner is bus logistics... nothing about a fire.
 
2005-09-01 8:21:54 AM  
stpickrell


Actually the media wouldn't listen to the government asking them to sit on this one. But it's illegal to broadcast a story that's based entirely on what you heard on a scanner - they have to confirm that either by getting to the scene or by getting the confirmation from the source (fire dept, etc).

And since a fire in the superdome may or may not be visible from the outside, and the fire departments probably aren't commenting, they may not have any way of confirming the story.
 
2005-09-01 8:22:17 AM  
Jesus Christ.
 
2005-09-01 8:22:18 AM  
Cnn has shortwave repeaters in town. The screw at directNic verified that during chat last night.
 
2005-09-01 8:22:33 AM  
Raydr:

I may be able to set up a scanner mirror if someone in charge of the master server can get me the info I need.


The owner of the site isnt a farker as far as we know. the link was found by another TF'er last night at some point.

People, just dont listen to it if you arent going to post about it. That will keep it from being popped. I'm recording the stream right now.
 
2005-09-01 8:22:56 AM  
Uh oh, some buses got seperated from some other buses... "I don't know what to do"
 
2005-09-01 8:23:01 AM  
screw=crew
 
2005-09-01 8:23:04 AM  
I'm gonna be sick when this is all over. The newsie in me is capable of shutting off emotion and reporting, but this is getting overwhelming.
 
2005-09-01 8:23:11 AM  
But it's illegal to broadcast a story that's based entirely on what you heard on a scanner - they have to confirm that either by getting to the scene or by getting the confirmation from the source (fire dept, etc).

Illegal? Not just bad policy, but against the law? Is that some FCC license renewal thing?
 
2005-09-01 8:23:41 AM  
Any indication has to how it started?

--h
 
2005-09-01 8:23:50 AM  
ShadowkahnCRX, thanks for the more accurate info there

So they are being told to sit on it by THE LAW and they can't get independent confirmation :)
 
2005-09-01 8:24:01 AM  
Yes, it is an FCC law. Broadcasting secondhand information in a public safety situation is verboten.
 
2005-09-01 8:24:04 AM  
mkfreeberg: Illegal? Not just bad policy, but against the law? Is that some FCC license renewal thing?

Probably. I think it falls into the shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater category.
 
2005-09-01 8:24:30 AM  
Last night listening to the feed I heard them give out the order to "Commandeer 1000 busses - every bus passing by" to move the refugees there.
 
2005-09-01 8:24:31 AM  
Learn something new everyday.
 
2005-09-01 8:24:43 AM  
mrgrosser: Alright, I can't listen anymore, I'm gonna be sick.


It sucks, but the law enforcement types seem pretty calm so far, so the situation has not gotten out of hand yet.
 
2005-09-01 8:24:54 AM  
FARK has sunk to a new low with this link.

Remember people.... there can onle be one FoxNews
 
2005-09-01 8:25:01 AM  
the military buses haven't left yet...
 
2005-09-01 8:25:04 AM  
The buses that are supposed to go to the military base at west bank haven't even left yet. Looks like 6 buses are heading out now on i-10
 
2005-09-01 8:25:06 AM  
Errr. FCC regulation, not Law. Sorry.

/Anyone else listening to this thinking of the military chatter in the beginning of "The Stand"
 
2005-09-01 8:25:08 AM  
I should say "to move the refugees from there.
 
2005-09-01 8:25:42 AM  
Also remember that the people on the scanners are like the blind men and the elephant

So reporting what you hear because of some panicked PFC on the scanner is not good news

They seem to be getting slightly more agitated
 
2005-09-01 8:26:40 AM  
Yes, how *will* they know which 6 busses?

Man, I am totally terrified right now. Not just for NOLA, but for the rest of us.

Is it always this much of a confused mess?
 
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