My name is Edwin Llanos I was born in the United States of America in the state of New York. The name of the hospital I was born in is Columbia. I’m 16-years-old and have many interests in the world I’m living in. I play a lot of soccer and football. I also have a lot of plans for the future. I would love to be a movie star and work myself up to Hollywood.
Where I live is basically a rich, middle class society. A lot of Spanish and Blacks live there and many whites. There are fights sometimes, but not often. Usually it’s quiet and has no loud people; but hey, it’s New York.
One interesting fact I have about myself is my ability to listen and patience.
Recorder: Edwin the Great
My recorder, Edwin the Great, listens to everything, has a puffy hat to keep him from getting wet and stops and goes when it’s told to do so.
(Note: Each Rookie named his/her equipment as a way to feel more at ease with the technology. Recorded in December of 2009.)
We decided to check in with Rookie Graduates in different communities to ask them how they feel about guns. They rated how easy it is to get a gun in their neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10 [1 being very easy, 10 being very hard].
17-year-old Radio Rookie Edwin Llanos has grown up in neighborhoods where police officers stop and search kids all the time -- and a lot of those kids don’t trust cops to help when they're in need. Last year, when Edwin got into a tough situation, he wasn't sure who to turn to.