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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Radio station alerts listeners to raids

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In Humboldt County, Calif., KMUD-FM broadcasts alerts whenever the police appear to go on drug raids, NPR reports. It's something the community radio station has been doing for several years, but law-enforcement officials say they want it to stop. (Humboldt County is in northern Cali, which is a big pot-producing region.) There are more raids now, and the sheriff is seeing more illegal, armed dealers, so he's worried the reports could lead to officers getting hurt.

The station says it doesn't plan to stop the alerts. The station notes that it doesn't broadcast the whole operation, and argues the reports are an important part of protecting listeners' civil liberties.

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