Rockford Scanner™: Why do people comment, without reading the article?




 

Why do people comment, without reading the article?

So I have noticed this A LOT lately.   People comment on a title, other than then the factual content in an article.  You can tell they haven’t clicked on to read the article. Because the comments are no where near what actually happened, that clearly states what happened in the article.

A good example and as to why I am thinking about this right now.

Burger King on 11th st was robbed earlier tonight.  Admin Will went to go work the scene for me. Thank you Will, Much appreciated!  The police parked their vehicles next door at Auto Zone. See the photo below.

As you can see the police parked their vehicles there.   But the actual robbery happened at Burger King, next door.  You can CLEARLY read that it was Burger King that was robbed, at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/07/22/rockford-scanner-armed-robbery-at-a-rockford-business-2 

People are commenting and thinking it is Auto Zone, based on the photo posted that shows all the police parked at Auto Zone.  Based on their comments, you can clearly see they did not take 2 seconds to click the link and read and CLEARLY read that it was Burger King that was robbed.

All these people do is make themselves look bad by commenting with bad info.   SMH………………

I ask that everyone please take a second and please click on the link and actually READ the content, before making comments.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Citizen Tells His Side Of The Story, Being Unarmed and A Rockford Police Officer Opened Fired On Him.





Details on the incident https://www.mystateline.com/news/rockford-police-name-officer-who-opened-fire-on-car-after-being-struck/

As you know at Rockford Scanner we try covering all sides of the story when possible.  The following is the victims side of the story. Note: We reached out to the RPD for info. and comments on this story, they have yet to respond.

The victim lawyer said it was OK for him to tell his side of the story now.


Alexandro N Elmore side of the story:

“She lied and said we rammed her vehicle to justify her shooting at us. The only damage to our vehicle was a bullet hole in the windshield.”

In January 2019 Rockford police Officer Carla Redd opened fired on a vehicle that had 3 occupants in it, near 8th st and 5th ave.

The tow truck driver who recovered the vehicle said “How can there have been a collision, when there is clearly no damage to the vehicles”

Officer Carla Redd said she was the victim of a “vehicular assault” and said the vehicle rammed her vehicle, so she opened fired on Alexandro N Elmore and his 2 friends.

The tow truck driver and the victims have all said there was no damage to the vehicle. So how is it possible they rammed her, if there was no damage? The photos in the video, also show no damage to the vehicle.

The victim said the following: “We started our day at the Eagles club on 11th St. we ate some wings and had some drinks and we left. We were not ready to go home yet so we stopped at the Golden bar on seventh Street. We realized our friend was passed out in the back seat and it was snowing out that night so we decided to not go in and to just drive home.

We turned right onto fifth Avenue, we drove down about one block inside a group of people standing in front of the Elida Lodge. we drove around the group of people came up to the next block. I was hot so I took off my jacket and my friend who is in the passenger side said watch out for someone who was either crossing the road or was on the side of the road.

I looked up and saw a black person with little twisties in her hair standing on the side of the road and firing a gun at us.

There was no reason at all for her to be firing the gun at us because we did nothing wrong. All we were doing was driving down the road.

She lied and said we rammed her vehicle to justify her shooting at us. The only damage to our vehicle was a bullet hole in the windshield.”

When the tow truck driver recovered the vehicle there was no damage at all from this incident except for a bullet hole.  The tow truck driver and also the victims said this. And the photos also show this.

Alexandro N Elmore: “No damage to the car anywhere, so how could we intentionally ram her vehicle? Please help us out. We did nothing wrong that night, we were just driving home and happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time”

Police have filed charges on him and his friend, and Alexandro N Elmore has turned himself in. He says his buddies and him are innocent. And Officer Carla Redd lied to cover her butt, for using deadly force while shooting at an unarmed citizen. And there was no accident, and he did not ram her like she claims. He sent us the photos as proof.


Note: He said the photos were taken right after the RPD released the vehicle back to him. You can clearly see the evidence markers on the vehicle. And no damage. (Note: We sat on this for awhile now.) Those photos were not “just taken” He sent them to us a long time ago. We been sitting on this awhile now, and just posted it today. He has turned himself in to jail on the 13th. Because he says he is innocent and didn’t want to be on the run for something he claimed he didn’t do. And wanted to clear his name, that is why he turned himself in. He was fearful of his life, because he said they were driving down the road and was shot at by  RPD officer Carla Redd, and fears for his life still since she has already tried to take his life by shooting at him once, and that is why he came to us. He wants his side of the story to be told, because he said he is innocent and fears for his life and wants his side of the story to be told. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Everyone Has A Secret, Written By Local Author Tiffany Royster




Local author Tiffany Royster has published this amazing book!  


Good news everyone!! My self-published book is now available to purchase on Amazon!!          Purchase and leave a review!!

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1072981319/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_J9S.Cb88W0Z24

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SZTLJZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vrlaDbM641KSC

Best friends, Elenore and Sophie, have always been really close and inseparable throughout their lives. Growing up together, the two girls have become dependent on each other in different ways. Elenore, the quiet and reserved type, often finds herself becoming the victim of heinous high school bullies.

Sophie, loud-mouthed and very blunt, does not take crap from anyone. The girls often find themselves wrapped up in evil schemes orchestrated by their enemies. Elenore and Sophie soon realize just how far they are willing to go in order to get revenge on anyone who has wronged them.

How far is too far when you want to make someone pay for the things they have done?

About Tiffany Royster
Tiffany Royster was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. Writing has always been her passion ever since she was a little girl. “Everyone Has A Secret” is her first self-published book in 2019, which is part of a series. Tiffany resides in Loves Park with her family. You can find her author Facebook page by searching Tiffany Royster – Self Published Author.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Editorial By Tanker: Credit Card




 

As you know, we do editorials from our fans at times.  Tanker is one who sends in a lot of editorials for us to post. Thanks Tanker!   Below is another editorial Tanker sent us. 

 

That’s good advice: swipe the card yourself, don’t hand it over.
Avoid drive-up purchases where you have to hand it over.

However, I think Franco took an unnecessary risk confronting the
alleged criminals herself. They have her personal info, after all.

She also should not have offered
“admit it and I will not press charges.”
She should have pressed
charges immediately, unconditionally.
She had the cops AND the credit-card
company on her side.
There was no upside to making the offer.

Finally, she erred by putting the accusations and
names and videos of the alleged
criminals out on social media.
She has left herself open to the risk of
a defamation lawsuit, which, even if meritless,
could ruin her finances and her life.

While I applaud her righteousness and zeal,
and I DO hope she prevails,
she did not handle this safely. She should
have let the cops and the credit-card company’s fraud dept
handle the whole thing.

Tanker








 

Rockford Scanner™: Another Historic Building in Rockford Torn Down




Another historical building being torn down in Rockford

Video by Justine Neal

https://www.rrstar.com/news/20181221/landmark-status-sought-for-cathedral-of-st-peter-school-former-convent








 

Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Wants To Thank A Good Samaritan in Rockford




 

Sara Muenkel would like to thank the good Samaritan for the following:

“I would like to thank the young man at the health department who saw someone back into my car and not only took down their license plate number but also told a nearby officer while I was inside. The world needs more people like him!”

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Victim Speaks Out After Being A Victim Of A Recent Shooting Incident And How The RPD Treated Her Family Poorly




Victim Speaks Out After Being A Victim Of A Recent Shooting Incident And How The RPD Treated Her Family Poorly

UPDATE: After we posted this, the victim contacted us and said the Rockford Police (LT of Investigations)  contacted her after reading about the article on our website and they do plan on investigating this shooting incident more in depth now and are going to have patrols in the area as well for the victim.


RS Fan Angie contacted us after her house was shot up on Thursday night and was frustrated at how the Rockford Police department treated her family after the shooting, and wanted her story to be told.

On Thursday April 25th 2019 a little after 9 PM in the 2800 block of Ashland ave, two suspects went to her house to try to kill her boyfriend. They shot numerous gunshots into her house. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Just emotional injuries and property damage.

She sent us several photos of the damages.

She said the Rockford Police came to her house to investigate the shooting.

She contacted us initially and said: ” Two men came to my home Thursday evening around 9 pm and proceed to shoot 8 rounds minimum into my home, 2 through my headboard area, then the proceeded to shoot through the living room area blowing holes through the couch, literally blowing the pillows off my couch. This was a planned out attempted murder on my boyfriend who was here that night.”

She said she feels the Rockford Police have treated her family poorly during the process and also she feels they did not properly process the evidence at the scene.

There was 2 crime scene units at her house to gather evidence. She pointed out several gunshot holes with bullets still inside the holes, to the officers.

She said the officers were rude to her and failed to gather the casings and bullets and other evidence while at the scene, that she clearly pointed out to the officers but they refused to gather the evidence.

She said an officer on the scene told her: “This isn’t CSI lady” and how it was not a high enough profile case to gather all the evidence at the scene.

Her family had to literally pull out the bullets from the walls and other areas of the residence, by themselves and had to take it down to the District 1 station.

She took the evidence down to the police station, and the RPD refused to accept it as evidence.

Angie says “I still have slugs in my wall, brought one down here to get their attention and have a cigarette butt from where the shooters were standing…police didn’t want it, like I said two CSI vans where there and they didn’t give one shit. Told me this isn’t high profile enough to even gather all the slugs, let alone the cigarette butt, the threatening texts sent to my boyfriend one hour before the shooting saying “We’re coming for you motherf**ker”
the police just brushed it off.”

She said the officer said they talked to her neighbors, but she went and talked to her neighbors and they said the only thing the officers on scene said to the neighbors was for them to go back into the houses, and never asked them if they saw or knew anything. So the neighbors might know more information, but the police officers on scene did not ask them. Only demanded them to all go inside.

She told the officers who the suspects were and even showed the police the text message the alleged suspects sent just prior to coming over and shooting. The text message said “We’re coming for you motherf**ker

She said she explained to the officers who the alleged suspects were and the possible motive, and tried to give them the evidence they refused to gather at the scene. (When she was at the District 1 station) 

And the officers did not want to take her serious, even though she was the victim and explaining to the officers what had happened and who did the shooting.

She said “The cop who’s name is on the incident report, did everything but flat out call me a liar!”

She told the officers that she was not happy with the way they were treating the case, and she told them she was going to talk to us, and the officers got upset that she was going to make her story public.

She told us when she told the officer she was going to go public with her story: “I was going public to Rockford Scanner with this story. That officer cursed your names hard!

She said “That’s when I realized that we are going to have to investigate our own attempted murder ourselves and started taking my own pictures.
And I got scolded for that, but I know my rights and the police aren’t going to tell me I can’t take pictures of my own gawd damn house!”

She also says “The district attorney, no one would see me there either until I told them I was going to interview with Rockford Scanner then they sent out a victims advocate who apologized and said the investigation must be ongoing”

“This really sucks and I just can’t believe it even happened, let alone how it went down, then how the police treated me and throwing their garbage in my yard, everything…I’m feeling pretty low on the pole here” Angie says.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: National Drug Take-back day




National Drug Takeback day is this Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please drop off any unused or unwanted prescriptions to Walgreens at 5900 N. Second St., Loves Park IL, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Enjoying This Amazing Weather




Hi,

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up the posts will be minimal for the next 2 days. We plan on going out and enjoying this amazing weather!

Some of you have sent content in, I will post that as soon as I can.

Much appreciated for sending in the content!

Just bear with me, I will post it, but it will be delayed some.

Hopefully everyone has a safe and wonderful Easter weekend!





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Rockford Scanner™: Importance of Dash Cameras




Hey everyone. I want to remind you all of the importance of dash cameras.

With all these unlicensed drivers, as well as all the hit and run accidents that have been happening lately. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you have a QUALITY dash camera recording at all times when you’re driving.

A dash camera turns a “He said she said” incident where who knows what comes out, to a no doubt about it, this is exactly what happened situation.

A dash camera records and tells only the truth. So if the other driver that caused the accident tries to lie and say things happened differently and it’s YOUR fault.

Your dash camera puts them in their place real fast, hopefully with an additional falsifying a police report charge tacked on.

What’s important to look for? Where should I get one? How much should I spend? I know…. There’s lot’s of questions. I’m going to cover these as best as I can.

What’s important to look for? Well, you want a good quality camera for starters. NO This does not include the cheap $10-$20 dash cameras at Walmart for example. If this is all you can afford, ANY camera is better than no camera, get that and save up for a better one.

Ideally though you’re looking for 1080P MINIMUM. A good quality 1080p dash camera will get a license plate readable to a decent distance, roughly 60-75 feet, I really think anything beyond 75 feet is pushing the limits of even a good 1080p camera.

Now if you get a good 4k camera, this distance increases a bit. Note I have not tested my gopro hero to an exact length but I believe you can extend that to 75-100 feet maybe more that you can read a license plate on video.

Another feature you’re really going to find useful is GPS, GPS records your coordinates, speed, and heading on the screen.

This can be useful to prove if you were, or were not speeding. This often times can be a factor in contributing accident fault, or innocence.

Wifi is a useful feature for using a larger cell phone or tablet screen to aim and adjust the camera, but I’ve found it to be really slow for file transfers. I ALWAYS suggest either plug the camera into your computer, or put the memory card into a memory card reader, this will be MANY times faster.

Where should I buy a dash camera? Well, any time we suggest a link, people whine and complain about it.

So you decide, Ebay, and Amazon, are good suggestions. When you get there search “Dash Camera” and when you find a model you think you like, don’t click buy just yet!!!

There’s still a little bit more homework to do still. But this is pretty easy. Take the company name and model of the camera over to YouTube.

You’re going to find examples of footage, and reviews on that specific camera. If it sucks, they’ll tell you it sucks.

YouTube is brutal in this aspect, but an extremely valuable tool for the same reason. If you’re still happy with what you see, click buy.

Get a good size memory card, I rarely suggest anyone use anything smaller than 16 gigs. 32 gigs is a good size for most peoples needs. Class 10 for 1080p. And Class U3 for 4k cameras.

Good luck and safe driving.

 





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