Can residents defeat the bad guys and gals? You bet!
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 — I have a love/hate relationship with the good old police scanner — a staple in every newsroom in which I’ve worked for nearly half my life.
Frankly, the scanners help reporters and photographers gather the news because we hear the call go out when there’s an incident — a fire, an automobile accident or worse.
Unfortunately, we also have to listen to all the tones, buzzes and crackles that come across the airwaves. Most annoying is when some dedicated public servant leaves a microphone open even though he or she is not talking. If we’re lucky, all we hear is static.