UPDATE: Rockford Airport/Emery employee Jacob Booker is now lying and saying we were disorderly.
Thank god for BODY CAMERAS, VIDEO DOES NOT LIE!
The body camera video clearly shows he is lying and Rockford Scanner was NOT disorderly or said a cuss word or gave anyone the finger, as he claims! Video Don’t Lie!
WATCH THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO ~ https://youtu.be/3hby4Bv2mpQ
The body camera was worn by Admin Will from Rockford Scanner.
BODY CAMERA VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT
Guess he didn’t realize we had body cameras, LOL
People like him are why we wear them!
- You can clearly see in our live video we posed no security threat ~ Click Here
- You can see in the body camera footage that we were not disorderly after the live feed camera was turned off (above body camera video)
- You can clearly see we were leaving, when we were asked to
- Our lawyer said no laws were broken. But our 1st amendments rights were definitely violated.
Note: Rockford Airport operations kicked Rockford Scanner from the airport, while doing a live feed on Facebook about the aircraft. Watch security come up to us and say we have to leave and that we were told we are a “security risk”
#1 We are on public space.
#2 How are we a security risk, when all we are doing is pointing a CAMERA at an aircraft doing a live commentary? Full video ~ Click Here
#3 If the reports below are true, that it is here for testing and retrofitting, what security risk is there?
Experience: Admin Will and I got word from many fans saying the New England jet was out at the Rockford Airport. Much appreciated for the heads up! We went out there to do a brief story on the jet being at the airport and do some photos of it on the ramp.
We started off on Falcon rd, to get the wide shots of it on the ramp. We then went over to the PUBLIC ACCESS land next to the Emery Ramp and snapped a few photos.
And I decided to go LIVE on FB to spread the great news the Rockford Airport had a neat and unique jet here.
While I was streaming LIVE, we were approached by Erasmo Alarcon from the Rockford Airport Operations and were told we had to leave. We complied and were leaving. I turned off the live feed.
Thankfully Admin Will kept his cameras rolling, to document the rest of the incident. I tried to get a statement from him (Erasmo Alarcon), and he ignored me at first.
Meanwhile more fans arrived to photo the jet. They were in the same area we were just booted from (Before, during and after us). He did NOT approach them to tell them to leave. He ONLY told us at Rockford Scanner we had to leave. Meanwhile others were photographing the jet and he followed ONLY us, and left the others alone and made sure only Rockford Scanner left the area.
Admin Will had the whole incident on his Go Pro 5 camera we use as body cameras. Watch the incident below. You can clearly see we were singled out and targeted, while others pulled up to photograph the jet.
He got out of his operations vehicle and walked up to us. He followed us to our vehicle and snapped a photo of our license plate. I decided to take this opportunity to try and talk with him. I told him who I was (He already knew who I was), what we were doing there. And we were trying to explain that we were no security risk and just photographing the New England Patriots Jet, to do a positive story for the airport. And that we were leaving.
Not one time have I ever had an issue at the Rockford Airport! Heck I even photographed Air Force Two before, with the secret service and snipers! And never had an issue. But yet, here with the New England Patriots jet, we encounter this incident!
The incident is public knowledge and over several media outlets. So it was no secret it is here.
Note: According to Erasmo Alarcon from the Rockford Airport Operations, do not go to the airport and photograph this plane. You will be a “SECURITY RISK”
Rockford Airport took away the airfest, so we were trying to show people that there was a neat aircraft in Rockford. Because they took away the airfest from the taxpayers.
We go there to do a positive news story, and then apparently you are NOT able to photograph any aircraft any longer. They kicked Rockford Scanner from the airport, for FILMING THE AIRCRAFT while doing a LIVE video!
THIS WAS GOING TO BE A POSITIVE STORY ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND NEAT STUFF THE ROCKFORD AIRPORT HAS TO OFFER.
AND NOW IT TURNED INTO A NEGATIVE INCIDENT AND BEING KICKED FROM THE AIRPORT FOR BEING A “SECURITY RISK” FOR PHOTOGRAPHING AN AIRCRAFT!!
You can clearly see the Rockford Airport made it PUBLIC the plane was here on their FB page
Here is the Live Video, watch at the end!
RS fan said this: Once again RFD is hosting a unique aircraft. The New England Patriots B767-300 made its first flight today from San Bernardino to RFD for FAA certification testing over the next several days at RFD.
RS fan: Sources tell ESPN that the reigning Super Bowl champions bought two 767 Boeing wide-body jets in the offseason and retrofitted them with all first-class seats, some of which recline completely. On the outside of at least one of the planes is the team logo and five Lombardi trophies on the tail.
Note: In our body camera footage you can hear Erasmo Alarcon from the Rockford Airport Operations say that he was just doing what his bosses told him. So to be fair, he was just doing his job and the orders came from his bosses. Basically he was the unfortunate guy to do the dirty work for the higher ups at the airport.