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Re: [RFI] Grow Lights

To: Diane and Edward Swynar <deswynar@xplornet.ca>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Grow Lights
From: Kelly Johnson <n6kj.kelly@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:26:44 -0800
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Who do you think will be the first person in the neighborhood
suspected of turning in the grow op?  How about the ham with the big

When I first put up my tower several neighbors called the city and
wanted to know if I worked for the CIA or something.  These antennas
draw lots of attention.  In most cases, negative attention.

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Diane and Edward Swynar
<deswynar@xplornet.ca> wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> Don't you folks have anything akin to a "T.I.P.S." line down there...?
> (that's a confidential "snitch line" whereby ne'er-do-wells are anonymously
> reported to the authorities, & receive rewards for successful prosecutions).
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> ******************************************
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Coldwell" <coldwell@gmail.com>
> To: "Diane and Edward Swynar" <deswynar@xplornet.ca>
> Cc: "KD7JYK DM09" <kd7jyk@earthlink.net>; "RFI RFI" <rfi@contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 10:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Grow Lights
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Diane and Edward Swynar
> <deswynar@xplornet.ca> wrote:
>> Why the feeling of subjugation & helplessness on the part of Americam Hams
> when it comes to these things...? Don't you guys have criminal law on your
> side when all is said & done...?! I just don't get this...
> The risk is that law enforcement will fall flat.  You report your
> neighbors, the police come and knock on their door and ask a few
> questions, then nothing more happens.  Now your neighbors rightly
> suspect that you dropped a dime on them, and they are still your
> neighbors.  What's more, if they are growing pot they might well be
> involved with other things involving guns or organized crime and don't
> take kindly to your interference (pun intended).
> The risk is real in a large part of the US because state and local
> government budgets are tight and law enforcement is getting cut back.
> Take a look right across the river at Detroit for a very good example.
> Chip
> --
> Charles M. Coldwell, W1CMC
> "Turn on, log in, tune out"
> Belmont, Massachusetts, New England (FN42jj)
> GPG ID: 852E052F
> GPG FPR: 77E5 2B51 4907 F08A 7E92 DE80 AFA9 9A8F 852E 052F
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