Officials: Tough penalties needed for radio-jammers

Fire officials described the interference as a gibberish

Fire officials described the interference as a gibberish chant that occurred at all hours of the day and night. (March 10, 2014 6:03 PM)

Lawmakers are calling for stricter penalties for people who interfere with first responders' radio frequencies after a Suffolk man allegedly jammed a fire department's radios with hours of gibberish.

Melville Fire Department Chief Michael Carrieri says that for nearly 10 months, firefighters had to deal with a hacker who created interference on their radios. The man had somehow obtained the...

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