by John Hoff | July 11, 2009 • One of the readers of this blog provided an interesting internet link which allowed me to transform my computer into a police scanner in a couple clicks of a mouse. With no effort at all, and no cost, I was soon listening to reports of stolen cars and no-account thugs causing trouble at an apartment complex.
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Oh, my word.
Police scanners are much too addictive.
Information technology is one of the key advantages which pro-city “revitalizers” have in the battle to take our neighborhood back from thugs and transform our surroundings into Urban Utopia. So, naturally, I want to share this resource with my regular readers.
Here it is, and I hope the link works as well for readers as it did for me:
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