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M30: Pittsburgh Police Radio Highlights
by Anonymous Sunday, Mar. 30, 2003 at 9:26 PM

Summary of interesting radio traffic from M30 protest march

Some quotes from Pittsburgh police radio. I set up the recording before coming to the protest... little did I know I should have been taping the Edgewood police channel. These are not word for word, but as close as I could get without wasting too much time. Much of the radio traffic is pretty boring, so I'm not going to bother reporting all of it here. I've used all caps in places for emphasis.

In case you didn't know, Pittsburgh Police had a Port Authority bus waiting in the event of mass arrests at Dallas Avenue. See end of this story.

Pittsburgh Police Channel 7 - 453.450 MHz
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[3:08 PM] 3565, Edgewood is trying to get them onto the sidewalk so we might have a little problem up here, its, uhhhh, Hutchinson and S. Braddock.... it's up by the Sunoco. [Note: I think 3565 is the ID for one of the two obvious undercover cops].

[3:09 PM] they got pepper spray out...
Traffic-82, we're in Edgewood. They're having confrontations with Edgewood officers

[3:10 PM] Traffic-82 to Unit 3330

3330, Someone call? [Note: 3330 is the commander]

Traffic82, just to let you know sir, Edgewood is, uhhhhhhh, officially requesting our assistance on the air.

That's understood... uhhhh we're moving them all to the sidewalk now.

[3:11 PM] 3330 to all units. MOVE EVERYONE TO THE SIDEWALKS IF THEY DONT MOVE START MAKING ARRESTS.

[3:12 PM] Traffic-82, we've got a fight going on with some officers...in front of 1220.

[3:13 PM] 351K, be advised we still have about 10 units waiting in the opposite direction if they need us to pull down in that direction. [Note: 351K is Zone 5 canine officer].

[3:15 PM] Unit 3330 to all units on this detail.... ANYONE OFF THE SIDEWALK IS TO BE PLACED UNDER ARREST.

[3:16 PM] Unit 3316, can you notify, I guess this would be Edgewood or Swisvale down here, we're going to need a medic for someone who got sprayed with pepper spray down here.

[3:19 PM] base to 351K, you said you had 10 units where....

Up at the Homewood Funeral Home.

[3:29 PM] 3410, over here in the crowd they were talking about trying to do road blockade, uhhhh... past Overton, now we're at the front of the protest... THEY DIDNT THINK WE COULD HEAR THEM.

Okay, that's received.

[3:30 PM] 3410, we overherd them planning to do a road blockade. WERE NOT EXACTLY SURE THATS THEIR PLAN..

[3:31 PM] Base to 3316 or 3330, do you want mounted patrol from the county?

3316, I don't think that's necessary. IF THEY DO A ROAD BLOCK BASE WE'RE GOING TO BLOCK OFF SOME STREETS AND LET THEM SIT ON THE COLD PAVEMENT UNTIL THEY GET TIRED OF SITTING.

[3:32 PM] 3664, it appears they're starting to disperse. [Note: 3664 is the other obvious undercover cop.]

[3:45 PM] Unit 3330 to Traffic-82

Traffic-82, go ahead, sir.

THE PAT BUS SITTING ON DALLAS AVE?

Standby, I'm on my way up there.

351K, I'm with the Port Authority bus now.

HEY CAN YOU TELL THE PORT AUTHORITY BUS HE CAN LEAVE AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR ASSIStANCE.

351K, I just released them.


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