Let those people go!
OK, just kidding. They haven't been incarcerated, and probably won't be. There's a good chance that you and I are the only ones who know that the CBS7 reporters violated the city code when they eavesdropped on police and fire radio transmissions to supplement their reporting during the last big wildfire.
It's merely another example of laws we don't need. See Section 6-1-9 in the Midland, Texas, City Code:
6-1-9 Police radio; interception of communications.
No solicitor, or other person, not being authorized by the City, shall intercept any communication and divulge or publish the existence, contents, substance, purpose, effect or meaning of such intercepted communication, and no solicitor or other person, not being entitled thereto, shall receive or assist in receiving any message emanating through the medium of KKA-662, and use the same or any information therein contained for his own benefit, or for the benefit of another solicitor or person.
(Ord. of 3-24-1953)
But it's on the books, probably from days when Dick Tracy thwarted thieves with a two way wrist watch radio. And the police radio was gaining recognition as the greatest crime fighting device ever.
It's OK to click this link and listen to the Midland County live feed, but it's a code violation to divulge or publish what was heard.
Outlaw divulging intercepted communications and only outlaws will divulge intercepted communications.
By the way, CBS7 had some pretty good wildfire coverage.