Scapegoat

Dennis Nov. 8, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m.

They could save a lot of fuel by no longer circling over the Rolando area on a daily basis, often multiple times per day. It's not just University Heights & Normal heights. The noise shatters otherwise quiet afternoons/evenings. There is never an apparent reason for the overflights, no sirens, nothing reported in the news or on the Crime Mapping application. Occasionally they make announcements from the chopper but it's impossible to understand the message due to the prop noise. I tell my wife that they are either looking for a lost child or a serial killer not sure which!

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Dorian Hargrove Nov. 8, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m.

Dennis, It's funny because we lived in University Heights before moving to Talmadge and you're right, they are definitely here as well. I was only aware of the complaints from those in University and Normal Heights. Thanks for the comment.

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SurfPuppy619 Nov. 8, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m.

I lived in City Heights and it was like living in Beirut, had police choppers overhead everynight.....we also had more than a few high speed pursuits..........

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Visduh Nov. 8, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m.

This whole issue of misuse of those ultra-expensive choppers has gone on for years. Here in No County we have them show up and circle for 15 to 20 minutes over a freeway accident. Say what? Yes, they hover or circle above freeway crashes. Any need for that? Not that I can identify, and the reports in the media never offer a reason. The reason is that the flight crew is on duty, and they head to the nearest "event", even if it needs no aerial surveillance at all.

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