What's interesting to note, is that it was the District Director in Pennsylvania who went after the recent ones and NOT Laura Smith...which raises the question what's SCARE real involvement in the malicious interference.
That Ms. Smith didn't sign either NAL is largely irrelevant.
district directors signed the NALs of which you speak, and those two men alone did not compile the information contained therein. Additionally, they didn't issue them without thoroughly reviewing the circumstances surrounding the situation, i.e., the likely very large files on both individuals compiled over a decade and a half if not more. There's no reason to believe she was not involved in the process along with any number of legal advisers, engineers and technical staff. You'll notice it was her Email from December 2012 to K3VR that was referenced as his warning not to maliciously interfere with other amateurs. It's highly unlikely (I'd say nearly impossible) that either District Office made a move without consulting her.
The real question is whether or not VR's claims going back to 2008, if not earlier, that the FCC considered KFM's transmissions and presumably those of anyone who communicated with him to be "harmful interference" that they could talk-over and maliciously interfere with, with no fear
of discipline by the Commission (http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?169940-14-275MHz&p=1299373#post1299373
), his explicit and unapologetic admission that he maliciously interferes (http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?107914-KG6IRO-Vs-K1MAN&p=692109#post692109
) and his encouragement to other amateurs that they do the same (and that "FCC policy" allows it) (http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?113405-14-275-nbsp-ET-AL&p=743685#post743685
) factored into the decision-making process.
If you watch the YT video of her 2009 Dayton speech she provides a good bit of detail on the enforcement process.
Is it true, what Brian Crow and his friends been saying on the website and on the air, that the FCC would not go after them?? DID SCARE give Brian, Tom, and the rest a get out of jail free card and allow them to malicious interfere, since Industry Canada wouldn't remove Karol?
Don't buy into the hype alleging politicking/chess-playing between the FCC and Industry Canada, regardless of who was the SCARE. Why would IC view their own licensee in a harsher light than the FCC? Ms. Smith herself stated that even though she found some of what KFM said on air to be personally offensive, nothing she'd heard would have warranted action under FCC rules (http://forums.radioreference.com/amateur-radio-general-discussion/159371-congradulating-laura-smith-related-matters.html#post1288569
). She also made very clear that, despite what VR claimed, people who maliciously interfered with KFM would
be disciplined. Not only did she make it clear in that Email, but in issuing a couple of warning letters to previously major players on 313 (http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/AmateurActions/files/Bucha12_11_16_5320.html
) who proudly boasted of maliciously interfering.
"Canada considers him a fruitcake"? Yeah, well, America considers their own members of the gang to be "a bunch of 5-year-olds" and there are "kindergarteners that have shown a higher degree of maturity than the whole bunch of" them.
Is it worse to be a "fruitcake" or a "5-year-old" who is more immature than a kindergartner?
I mean think about it Riley complains to Industry Canada and they tell him, well there nothing we can do about, so Riley tells Brian and the rest to talk over Karol because he's communications are without value. Something to think about...
Neither Mr. Hollingsworth nor anyone else at the FCC ever gave anyone permission to break Part 97 rules where it concerns KFM or any other amateur radio operator. They didn't tell them that they or anyone else could talk over or otherwise maliciously interfere with KFM or anyone with whom he spoke. Mr. Hollingsworth did
tell people to "spin the big knob", to avoid "problem neighborhoods" and "don't add to" the problems in those neighborhoods. You may have heard him use the illustration of driving your car through a neighborhood and getting bricks or rocks thrown at your windshield. He asked how many times you would replace the windshield before you took a detour; he never said that you should throw rocks at another vehicle, did he? If you reported to the police that your windshield had been broken, would they tell you to go and break the windshield of the person you thought was responsible and that they wouldn't arrest you? No.
one more thing...it is a fact that individuals who complained to Laura Smith about interference were tossed out as in Brian's Words "Hoaxes" or their emails were automatically sent to the spam folder, and then deleted, without even looking at them.
It's true that there are people out there who, prior to July 22, 2014 were claiming that complaints from various persons, KFM included, were completely ignored by the FCC. If you paid attention to the highly homophobic and foul-language laden tirade of the 9-lander last evening (August 6, 2014) that lasted nearly 3 hours, you probably heard it repeated multiple times, between instances of profanity and commentary on homosexual acts, that the signatory of one of the NALs was "duped" by false complaints from KFM and two other operators, both of whom live about 1,000 miles away from K3VR. I want to know how a person who, according to various sources, "has no friends and has only himself to blame" and whose electronic correspondence is flushed into a spam filter upon receipt was able to "dupe" not one but two high-ranking FCC officials? What magic did it take not just to convince two different "bubbas" to commit criminal acts in two jurisdictions to "set up" two other amateurs but to convince the FCC not just to engage their direction-finding equipment and
send a mobile unit from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia with just one phone call that very day
? Within three hours?
The NAL wasn't the result of a single phone call or a single complaint. It wasn't even the result of multiple complaints just from KFM or one or two others. 1,000 different amateurs could file complaints every day for a year and no one is getting a warning letter unless the FCC determines that there is an actionable
complaint and there is evidence to support it. It wasn't issued on a whim, and it wasn't issued because some guy, now the unfortunate target of a bunch of racial slurs simply for doing his job based on information provided to him by presumably intelligent technical people as well as trained legal advisers was "duped" or because he woke up one day and decided it would be fun to pick on poor Bri and Mikey.
If anyone says otherwise, they're trying to mislead you.