Ranging Reporter update: Do you think the public should be able to hear law enforcement scanner traffic?

Ranging Reporter Erica Rodriguez was in Victoria Monday talking with residents about their thoughts. Here's what they had to say:

A: "I would be the first to agree that the public should not have access to every call that goes out on a police scanner."

- David Walton, Mathis resident, retired volunteer firefighter

A: "I don't think it's bad for anybody to hear. It's not bad for us to hear what's going on in the world."

- Rebecca Rendon, Victoria resident, unemployed

A: "No. That is one thing, when they're doing raids, the people they're going after can get advanced notice of it."

- Bill Ellis, Victoria resident, maintenance materials supervisor

A: "No, because sometimes the less the public knows the better. Sometimes the last thing you need is for citizens interfering in police business."

- Patricia Matthews, Victoria resident, warehouseman

What's a ranging reporter? These reporters go out into the community, regularly filing live reports, photos and video from around the Crossroads region. To contact Erica Rodriguez, e-mail erodriguez@vicad.com or just add a comment to this story.