Folks who depend on 911?(merged)
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December 16th, 2008 02:23 PM
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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December 16th, 2008 02:55 PM
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...
Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
December 16th, 2008 02:56 PM
A fact I was not aware of.
Originally Posted by CopperKnight
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.
"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
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December 16th, 2008 03:01 PM
That's a danged good way of putting it.
Originally Posted by Janq
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
December 16th, 2008 04:16 PM
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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December 16th, 2008 05:47 PM
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.
December 16th, 2008 05:53 PM
like I said all those comments in the cnn are outrageous
Originally Posted by 500Mag
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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December 16th, 2008 05:58 PM
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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December 16th, 2008 06:17 PM
It's a sad truth but the above is correct they are under no obligation to protect us.
Originally Posted by boss mustang
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December 16th, 2008 07:17 PM
December 16th, 2008 07:20 PM
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.
December 16th, 2008 08:35 PM
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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December 16th, 2008 08:43 PM
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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December 16th, 2008 09:07 PM
Originally Posted by jfl
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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December 16th, 2008 09:15 PM
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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