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Regional agency urges Palo Alto to keep police radios encrypted

Original post made on Apr 4, 2022

As police Chief Robert Jonsen continues to advocate for keeping all police radio communication closed to the public, he is getting help from a regional agency charged with ensuring coordination between cities during emergencies.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 4, 2022, 11:19 AM

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Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

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Jonsen's unilateral decision to encrypt seems to have gotten Palo Alto into this mess when other towns then followed his lead. He should have been fired.
Now he want's to be County Sheriff. Why would anyone vote for him?

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 4, 2022 at 6:25 pm

Online Name is a registered user.

Absolutely. Make sure tell your friends throughout the county.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 4, 2022 at 9:52 pm

Online Name is a registered user.

Tune in to the city council meeting on this now. Incredible coming together of the community and media.
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Posted by Mark
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 4, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Mark is a registered user.

Chief Jonsen has presided over some of the most obnoxious police happenings in the last four years as I have ever seen in any city. Why people would even consider allowwing him to serve as Sheriff- merely to follow one corrupt Sheriff with another- would be just about the way things usually go when the public decides it trusts the police more than itself. At the present moment, police encryption is just another dodge to prevent our knowing about their more embvarrassing actions. They are using the excuse of doxing criminals private information for covering up whatever ugliness they prefer would not see the light of day. Reject Jonsen and reject encryption. While this is stil a democracy.

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