My name is Rickie Traeger. I own Rockford Scanner.
I want to take a minute and say a few things.
I want to tell everyone, PLEASE stop this violence!
So many shots fired, robberies, so much crimes, this year.
The only people who can make Rockford change, is YOU!
The police have shut out the public with their encryption.
In doing so, they took a dagger and stabbed it in the heart of public relations.
Our community is so divided right now and such a public distrust for our 1st responders. It truly is sad to see!
People refuse to help the police since they encrypted. I can go on and on about how encryption has a negative effect both for the officers and citizens. But not right now.
My message I want to get out there is:
I want to stand up and shout
“STOP THE VIOLENCE!”
Let’s make 2017 a better year for our area.