Over on the Racine News site, they have a live, Racine police scanner on the lower right of the page. Last night, a little after 11 PM, I decided to listen to what was happening in Racine on a Saturday night. I listened for about half an hour. All I can say is, "Wow . . . "
When I first turned on the scanner, there was about thirty seconds of silence. I wasn't sure if it was working. Shortly, though, it became, and stayed, busy. Dispatch was continually directing officers to new calls. Domestic violence. Burglar alarm. Fights. Injuries. Suspicious persons. More fights. More injuries. More calls. On and on and on.
No major crimes were dealt with while I was listening, but the volume of calls for service stunned me. The men and women in blue are very busy in Racine on Saturday night. Very, very busy. And summer isn't even officially here yet.