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Posted on 05/23/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
ACTUAL TITLE: 911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (CBS Seattle) An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldnt be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.
Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriffs Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.
Uh, I dont have anybody to send out there, the 911 dispatcher told the woman. You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if hes intoxicated or anything?
The woman told the dispatcher that Bellah previously attacked her and left her hospitalized a few weeks prior to the latest incident. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.
Once again its unfortunate you guys dont have any law enforcement out there, the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio.
The woman responded: Yeah, it doesnt matter, if he gets in the house Im done.
Police say Bellah choked the woman and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested by Oregon State Police following the incident.
There isnt a day that goes by that we dont have another victim, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberson told Oregon Public Radio. If you dont pay the bill, you dont get the service.
The sheriffs department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left.
The sheriffs department even put out a press release warning domestic violence victims to consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services.
Bellah pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sex abuse and assault.
How about arming yourself? Its a safe bet this woman knew he would do this, and all she did was call 911?
There you go - that will get it done.
Wish I'd thought of that.
12 gauge shotgun with 00 buck does a lot of protecting
She should consider having Smith and Wesson come and stay with her.
Her ex-Boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts?
In Oregon when seconds count there are no cops at all.
I’m sorrry, but you no longer have a right to your 2nd amendment right. And due to illegals and Islamic terrorists bankrupting the state budget from health care and welfare, you no longer have a police force to protect you. Have a nice day.
when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Heck buy a Doberman or a Pit Bull.....even Bear repellant if she’s scared of guns.
She should have gotten a restraining order. Yeah.
And when the creep started breaking in - why, she coulda waived it right in his face!
Wouldn’t he just feel silly after that, huh?
This pitiful excuse for a police department probably can only afford a box of yellow chalk to outline the murdered bodies of its constituents.
Most intelligent folks would arm themselves against such threats as repeated sexual attacks by known predators, but this is Oregon we are talking about.
There is a very simple solution.
Require that every able bodied adult purchase a firearm and become proficient in its use for home defense. Anyone who refuses to purchase a firearm can pay a “self defense tax” with the funds raised being used to hire additional police.
The cops came - on the day shift. Women need to schedule these attacks for the daytime so that cops will be available . . . that or arm themselves. My guess is that three or four warning shots (12 gauge, buckshot preferred) into his chest would prevent this repeat offender from ever attacking a woman again.
I’m wondering if she told the 911 dispatcher that someone just shot an LEO right outside her door, if there wouldn’t be 2 dozens cops on the scene in less than 3 minutes.
Clearly, it was Bush's fault.
When seconds count, law enforcement is minutes away - regardless of budget cuts. ARM YOURSELF!!!
My hometown is facing a 2.2 million budget shortfall (Pop. >87,000), and the police department is expecting a huge hit. Already the Chico PD have pulled out the youth service officers from the secondary schools to place them out on patrol duty. I don't plan to have to rely on the PD to come to my aid.
She could have peed in her pants, or chase him away with a pair of scissors.
I hear that 20’ hornet killer spray will stop anything...
Years and years ago a friend’s daughter’s ex showed up at his place (his daughter was staying there for safety). My friend put the guy on the ground at the barrel of his rifle while his wife called Law Enforcement. After waiting more than 15 minutes, Jim told his wife to call LE again. When she made the second call she included the detail that her husband was holding the man with a firearm. Several vehicles arrived within three minutes.
This is sick.
Liberals do this on purpose - if you don’t want big government and high taxes, they make sure to not provide services in areas that really hurt people. This policy is the cause of this woman’s rape.
They won’t fire the 2nd assistant wine steward or the “retire at 55” pension program, but they’ll cut police patrols.
She should wear one of those “rape free zone” T-Shirts,
or “tell the man not to rape”.
perhaps she could hand the phone to the rapist and the dispatcher could tell him not to rape.
“We’re sorry we can’t help you due to budget cuts. But if you would give us your credit card number, we can reposition some officers. The charge will show up on your account. So, would you like to go ahead with this Express Emergency Help Option? If you decline, we may still be able to send an ambulance after the incident, depending upon the severity of your injuries.”
Oregon went for Obama in 2012.
But here are the results from Josephine County, Oregon:
Willard Mitt Romney 23,673 58.83%
Barack H. Obama 14,953 37.16%
“When seconds count, the police are minutes away.”
Municipalities across the country are bankrupt and hiding it.
When the dominoes start to fall, they’ll fall fast.
You joke, but we’re not far from that. Give it 5 years or so; let ObamaCare really kick in.
Well, that and her refusal to arm herself when she knew there was a predator targeting her.
My wife is heavily armed and trained in how to use the weapons I have provided her. My instructions to her have always been empty the magazine into the son of a b#tch, then call 911 and act hysterical.
And I bet others might get the message.
I hope theres some sort of missing sarcasm tag.
My Wife has been given the same set of instructions and a familiarization course with all of the types of weapons we have in our house.
Her faves are a .410 and my S&W 19.
Sounds to me like real men need to start looking after their own areas too.
I fail to see why she wasn’t armed, especially if there was history.
It’s not the police’s job to protect us, we need to protect ourselves.
“This policy is the cause of this womans rape.”
Absolutely. Why don’t people get this? They cut back in the areas that hurt people, but won’t trim an ounce of fat.
I’ll bet anybody on FR could go in there and find enough waste to allow doubling of patrols.
Exactly...that’s why this “story” was featured on Oregon Public Radio...you know where they stand on spending.
You really think she “deserved” it????
The officer on the night shift forgot to leave the bullet when he punched out to go home.
I’ll bet that the dispatchers there have a union, and union HQ ordered that the answer be stated that way, to try to blame Republicans for “cutting” funds!
This is AWESOME!
There is NO BETTER WAY to teach people what the role of law enforcement is than to use this incident.
LEO’s are there to APPREHEND SUSPECTS AND COLLECT EVIDENCE. That’s it.
Protecting yourself? THAT’S YOUR JOB, which is why the founders decided that the right to protect yourself should be in the Constitution.
Josephine County needs to elect a new sheriff. He’s still got six deputies and himself. That’s one on call each night.
This is a rural county with 80K people and 67% of the land is owned by the federal government.
The real problem is the Oregon public employees union, it’s sucking the life out of every county budget due to the high overhead on pie in the sky retirement and benefit promises.
Or number "6" shot to the groin a couple of times. (More shot equals more holes in the trouser snake and other man parts which tends to refocus his mind from rape to not bleeding to death and making sure his man parts don't fall off.)
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