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Re: Pre-Recorded Phone Should be Illegal

Phil Stripling (
04 Nov 2004 10:22:13 -0800 (Lisa Hancock) writes:

> In the case of a public safety emergency -- normally a very rare
> occurence -- I could see the use of pre-recorded announcements.

Not in the area I live in. We've had one in the last couple of weeks,
and there are several a year.

> However, these should not replace traditional sirens or radio
> announcements.

The calls go out at dark-thirty in the morning. No one has radios on, and
apparently, sirens are ineffective with closed windows and such.


> If you put a sign up on your front gate advising visitors to KEEP OUT
> and that you will not tolerate being disturbed, anyone who disregards
> that sign is subject to arrest for trespassing and harassment. They

Give that a try. Seriously. Put a sign on your gate and then call the
cops when someone comes knocking at your door. Have them arrested.

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