“Read about what REALLY happened with the Buffalo “knocked down 75 year old.” He’s a proud professional Antifa provocateur who makes a living by suing police after provoking them. In this case, he was using his smart phone to attempt to “skim” their encrypted comms for Antifa analysis and use”
Watch the old guy’s right hand closely. This was not innocuous. He’s attempting to either record the police tactical belt, and/or skim the radio… Watch it a few times; you’ll see.
You can download software to your phone that allows you to “clone” the frequency and signal of a device.
Once the frequency is captured (ie cloned) you can track the device, duplicate the signal and/or listen to a transmission.
That appears to be what he’s attempting.
Here’s a pro-tip that I might get in trouble for sharing.
In the old days we called them ‘bounty hunters’, but in modern vernacular they’re trackers. Guys/Gals who trace ‘wanted people’ for a living.
In this era the public sector track operations are high tech.
Start with an APLR hit. [Automated License Plate Reader] That initiates a track/trace opportunity worth $$.
In most homes there is a master bedroom. Most targets are found in this area within a residence.
Usually on the night stand, next to the bed.
In many cases (the really easy ones), the night stand will be located next to the exterior wall of the residence.
If the cell phone is near the wall, it’s an easy capture. Only takes seconds. No-one even knows you’re there. In/Out easy peasy.
This information can be sold, and/or used directly to collect bounty by working with police to identify location of target.
Currently (at least a year +/- ago) the private sector technology is still proximity specific. Meaning they need to be within a few feet for the capture to work.