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    The only 911 I will ever depend is the one with the number "1" in front of it, and A1 at the end.
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    Most of the sheep go around thinking crime will never touch them since they don't do bad things and/or don't live in a "bad neighborhood". I believe this is the source of the problem -- crime happens to other people, they think. We should always ask such people if the person crime happened to thought that as well (only happens to others).

    Of course if the sheep-type people really think this stuff out logically, they would have to become warriors to defend themselves. That just isn't them, at least not without a lot of work and concept building.

    I don't know how we fix this, other than trying to up the number of folks carrying to act as a deterrent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    All such calls should be investigated with urgency, but if it is busy and there are limited officers for response, the confirmed emergencies would logically get the available officers first.

    ...It is all the more reason to be able to help yourself.
    A fact I was not aware of.
    Thanks CK for making that distinction (!).
    In the future as I talk to antis I'll be sure to recall this and bring it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    "If it is busy and there are limited officers for response...It is all the more reason to be able to help yourself." - A Harsh Reality
    That's a danged good way of putting it.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Funny how I posted a comment about being responsible for yourself, and even if there is a prompt response it still could have been too late. And it never got posted, go figure, guess CNN doesn't want a logic argument other than all the posts that say 'fire the dispatcher'.
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    I live in a county that is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island. At nights and on weekends there are two deputies working this county; one in the east and one in the west. There is a state trooper or two working I-44 north to OK City and south to the TX line.

    It could be 30 minutes or longer before help arrives. One has to be able to take care of business. Thankfully, OK is pretty good when it comes to a person defending hearth and kin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 500Mag View Post
    Funny how I posted a comment about being responsible for yourself, and even if there is a prompt response it still could have been too late. And it never got posted, go figure, guess CNN doesn't want a logic argument other than all the posts that say 'fire the dispatcher'.
    like I said all those comments in the cnn are outrageous

    yeah shame on the dispatcher for not using the cop'O'matic to *poof* one right there.

    their blaming the cops, WTH! man

    they are going to blame it on her because she didnt play possum, they love to advertise that.
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    500Mag, if you posted as Mark, your post is on there. Of course no one is commenting on a person being responsible for their own safety. As sheep typically do, they expect someone else to protect them, then whine when it doesn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boss mustang View Post
    Calling 911 merely notifies the police that they need to come and collect evidence.

    The courts have already ruled that the police have no obligation to protect you.

    When will people learn that personal protection is just that- Personal
    It's a sad truth but the above is correct they are under no obligation to protect us.
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    first of all, this is a HORRIBLE story. It's terrible that girl's life was ended because of the inexcusable delay by the 911 personnel. some of you may remember a thread i started about my fiance a while back because i was worried about this happening!

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...lp-fiance.html

    i forwarded this article to my fiance and after some talking, she's ready to seriously begin looking at learning how to use a firearm for SD!! (i have to insert shameless plug here)

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    In the area I live in there is a saying:

    "I dont call 911. I am 911"

    One of the guys in my neighborhoos actually has it painted in large letters on the side of his out building which can be seen from a good distance.

    Its a shame that things like this story happen. Had she been armed? Who knows? 48 minutes? yeah, Im not gonna wait that long.

    Very sad indeed.

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    To expand a bit on what CopperKnight was saying.....
    Normal procedure in my call center was answer the phone, if you don't hear anyone talking activate the TDD and see if there is a response. If there is no response we sort of had a choice. We could send the call over as a suspicious situation in progress ( priority 2) and listen for a while, or hang up and try calling back. If we called back the call was usually classified as a 9-1-1 disconnect. (priority 3) If we called back and got a busy signal we would have the operator break the line and either interrupt the conversation or they would tell us there was no conversation on the line.
    To put the priorities in perspective ours were 0- lights and siren response to 9- report taken over the phone or pretty much when there was nothing else going on in that area. So that 9-1-1 disconnect was the same priority as a commercial burglar alarm. Depending on the number of officers working at the time, and what else was happenning, it could be a while before anyone was sent. One of the things that was making life hard for us for a while was the schools and some of the local Red Cross first aid instructors had been telling people if there was a medical emergency they could just dial 9-1-1 and leave the phone hanging and we would send them an ambulance!
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    911 is good if the need is not immediate.

    When I was working in downtown Detroit, someone fired many rounds (around 50) into the building from the street, the police did not even bother to come out since no one was killed or injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    911 aka "dial-a-prayer"
    Government sponsored..."dial-a-prayer".
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    They're worthless...when seconds count I can't be assing around with a phone. They're only good for CYA and mopping up the aftermath. To actually believe they can help you in a life and death situation is the acme of foolishness.
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