----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey Kane" <[log in to unmask]>
> If you're a law enforcement agency with a case that hinges upon the
> intelligibility of a poor recording, you do.  Other uses apply, of course
> but the end goal is the same; wrest absolutely everything possible from a
> poor medium. 

Does this assume:

1) Law Enforcement Agencies (real ones, not ones on TV shows) use 
microcassette recorders for wiretaps?

2) LEA's sneak into dens of criminality and hide microcassette
recorders in heat vents, under beds and so on...and can then
sneak in again to recover them?

3) Criminals thoughtfully record all their devious plans using
microcassette recorders?

Seems like either the LEA's or the criminals, or both, should
be upgrading their hardware?


Steven C. Barr