NATO in Chicago This Weekend: Cell Phones May Be Shut Down

by Gary North, The Tea Party Economist:

Authorities are considering a shut-down of cell phone service in Chicago this weekend. The excuse: the NATO meeting.

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.”

Without cell phones, people cannot access Facebook or Twitter unless they are at home or can get to a Starbucks, where there is free WiFi.

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