The big cities like Atlanta want people to get scanners so they can call the police if they see something going on. I used to listen to my scanner. I bought it in April this year, paid more than $400, and it is almost useless. I went to Radio Shack, where I purchased my scanner. I was told that all their equipment had been removed, and they could not help me.
I wonder how many other people have new scanners like mine, new and useless.