Awhile ago, city leaders wanted us to help combat crime in the Rolling Green area. A part of the Knockout Crime program. http://wincoil.us/knockoutcrime
They said if something happened in the Rolling Green area, to put “Rolling Green” in the title, so the residents are able to see it quickly and will be able to be on the lookout for the suspects. It has been like that for years. And has helped catch many suspects in that area over the years.
Now the new alderman Karen Hoffman does not want us to put “Rolling Green” in the titles.
She emailed us and said: “People in the area are asking that you please stop referencing our neighborhood by name when pointing out areas of crime as it is making our neighborhood stand out in the community as crime ridden more so than other areas.”
They do not want their neighborhood to stand out and are trying to change their image, she says. Since there is new leadership in that area, they want a fresh start and not be labeled by name any longer.
So Rockford Scanner will no longer be adding “Rolling Green” to the titles anymore, due to her request. We will still post stuff in the Rolling Green area, but not name the neighborhood in the titles. Just only adding the street names, per her request
Rockford Scanner plans on working with her and the neighborhood, on finding alternative methods on providing quick communication with the neighborhood, to help combat crime.
Rockford Scanner is here to help the community in combating crime. And working with city leaders. If any other alderman would like our assistance, please contact us.
If any questions, feel free to contact us