Category Archives: 911 FAILURE

Shoot Or Wait For 911

Dogpile sent someone here searching for “shoot or wait for 911.” If the function of the police were to protect the citizens, it might make sense to “retreat as far as possible and wait on an emergency response.” But the … Continue reading

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“Slow 911 Response”

Someone stopped by searching for “slow 911 response.” Which is, I suppose, remotely on topic for a blog concerned with safety and law enforcement. 911 response is getting slower and slower. Back in the day, the switchboard operators all knew … Continue reading

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DC’s Top Fuzz Says Carrying A Gun Is Not The Way To Protect – Your i Phone?

With a tip of the Bailey to David Codrea’s War On Guns for the link: I see Pravda South’s Courtland Milloy is doing his bit to defend DC’s pro-crime and anti-gun laws. Briefly quoting the Milloy’s Washington Post item linked … Continue reading

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Guns Are More Effective Than Vacuum Cleaners

And When You Need 911, Help Is Only A Half Hour Away A Williamson County, Tennessee, woman waited 35 minutes for a 911 response, finally beating off an intruder with a vacuum cleaner. A 16 gauge shotgun would be far … Continue reading

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OKLAHOMA TRAGEDY

Browsing my “hometown” newspaper, I came across this account of a homeowner who begged a 911 operator for help for ten minutes and 20 seconds. From the Oklahoman, “For 10 minutes and 20 seconds, Donna Jackson remained calm as she … Continue reading

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MOLASSES SLOW 911 RESPONSE

A Maryland family was asleep when three suspects broke in, stealing office equipment, “electronic,” cash, and a car. The wife told reporters she woke up at 5:49 a.m. to find her home trashed and burglarized, and she called 911— but … Continue reading

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