Friday, May 29, 2009

More fun than CB radio: New Orleans live police scanner now online

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM

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Forget Internet radio -- it looks like this is going to become a lot of people's favorite desk-timewaster: the live NOPD scanner brought to you by the folks at ProjectNOLA.com.

Click to get all the dispatches as they happen, along with a helpful printable list of police codes from a "30C" (homicide by cutting) to "83" (soliciting for prostitution). And there are some surprises on there; "87" is "abortion," "90P" is "gambling by pinball" and "116" is "flag desecration."

There's also a sorta-chat sorta-Twitter forum where listeners can post what they're hearing and discuss it (seems to have been a murder on Cherry Street within the last hour). Oddly, sadly fascinating ... and, possibly, addictive.

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