When my nieces and nephews were younger, they giggled at Granny and her friends for spending time listening to the Cardinals on the radio and for listening to the police scanner. Thank God for Granny, she is still listening to the radio.
My family is spread out across Peoria and we stay in contact with each other. Yesterday, when the police were running down the culprits who tried to rob somebody at Newman Golf Course, the phones started to ring. It was Granny who called and said “watch out there’s somebody in your area the police is chasin.” Last night, when the murder was going down at the gas station on McClure, it was Granny who called members of the family and said “stay in the house, they lookin’ for somebody in that area who got a gun.”
See what I’m getting at? Is it Granny’s job to notify those in harms way that the police and scary criminals are running through your neighborhood with guns, stay in the house? No, it is the Police Department’s job to let people know it is not safe to be out.
Don't they have a bull horn or something they could use to tell people to stay in the house and lock your doors? Or here is a thought, can't that spiffy CrimeView technology call each home in a specific area and tell people what to do to be safe? If it can, I hope they start to use it soon, because otherwise with all of this cops and robbers going on, it’s just a matter of time before an innocent bystander gets hurt.
Keep listening Granny, we love you.