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  • Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls

    02/06/2013 3:45:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Chicago police are no longer responding in person to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault in a change aimed at freeing up officers to deal with more serious crimes. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately." Chicago authorities are hoping the change frees up more officers to attend to the most serious crimes, such as serious assaults...
  • Justice Stevens: 'Maybe You Have Some Kind of Constitutional Right to a Cell Phone...'

    10/17/2012 7:11:14 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 77 replies
    CNS ^ | 10/16/2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, speaking at an event hosted by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s Legal Action Project, said Monday said that having “some kind of constitutional right to a cell phone with a predialed 911 at your bedside might be better protection than a gun.” “I’m not sure I actually have captured the entire question, but it does occur to me that one thing that I thought about from time to time is that maybe you have some kind of constitutional right to have a cell phone with a predialed 911 number at your...
  • "University of Washington Campus Vigilantes" Patrol Around Campus

    10/28/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 6 replies · 815+ views
    A College student who has been robbed four times formed a self defense group called “University of Washington Campus Vigilantes.” Their goal was to patrol the area surrounding campus with other students who had concealed-pistol permits. It's currently illegal to carry guns on campus. The group started a Facebook page under the name of “University of Washington Campus Vigilantes.” Don't bother going to Facebook to see the page now because it was removed by Facebook site administration due to a "Violation of Terms of Service." They had 15 members before being TOS'ed by Facebook officials. The group may not officially...
  • Parker County woman reporting intruder calls 911, receives no answer

    03/06/2009 9:49:40 AM PST · by Texican72 · 47 replies · 2,033+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 6, 2009 | CHRIS HAWES
    PARKER COUNTY – As an intruder roamed around her home, a woman repeatedly dialed 911 and received no answer. Laverne Hokett woke up one February night to the sound of someone breaking down her back door. "It's a thousand wonders I haven't had a heart attack," she said with tears welling up in her eyes. "I was so afraid." After dialing 911 several times with no answer, Hokett called her daughter, Deborah Turpin, who lives nearby. Hokett then tried 911 again as the man inside her home screamed. As Turpin and her husband headed to her mother's home, Hokett sat...
  • Twelve Minutes (response to shooting)

    09/10/2008 4:55:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 179+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | September 8, 2008 | Gerard Valentino
    Imagine what you can do with twelve minutes of your life. For some, the time is spent making a call to check on their mother, for others, it’s a quick smoke break while at work. One deranged murderer used his time to kill twenty people and wound twenty-one others. Just twelve minutes changed the life of at least one hundred people in the Killen, Texas Luby’s restaurant, and for some that same twelve minutes was a lifetime. They died during a hellish attack on the innocent. Gun advocates know how Suzanna Hupp lost her parents in the massacre and took...
  • Armed citizen dials 911 and waits...and waits...and waits... (Video)

    05/01/2008 7:23:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 331+ views ^ | 04/28/2008 | Chad D. Baus
    -snip On Thursday, April 17, a drive-thru carryout owner and Concealed Handgun License (CHL)-holder was investigating why his security alarm went off after just having closed up for the night when he was surprised by an intruder who had been hiding in his store. The entire confrontation that followed was caught on tape. As can be seen in the security video the intruder surprised the store owner, who was forced to draw his gun when the intruder advanced toward him. He ordered the intruder onto his knees, and held him at gunpoint while attempting to dial 911. At that...
  • Calif. woman slain while calling 911

    03/21/2008 3:37:28 AM PDT · by decimon · 79 replies · 2,005+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2008 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON
    WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman made a 911 call from her suburban mansion to report an attempted break-in, but her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence: She had been shot to death. The woman told the dispatcher late Wednesday morning that someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said. "Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said. Investigators combed the neighborhood Thursday outside the three-story house with a tennis court, pool and four-car garage. Investigators examined the opening mechanism of the...
  • Gunshots bring abrupt end to frantic 911 call

    03/20/2008 7:23:35 PM PDT · by Edward Watson · 96 replies · 2,824+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | Mar 20, 2008 | CNN
    WEST COVINA, California (AP) -- A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death. The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said. "Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said. Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call. The woman, whose name was not released by police, had been shot several times. Paramedics...
  • Police have no responsibility to protect individuals (reference)

    02/26/2008 3:14:25 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 31 replies · 5,532+ views
    Public Rights ^ | 2005 | compiled by Neal Seaman
    Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have BEEN OVER 10 various supreme and state court cases the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones is "You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones. That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980's when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual,...
  • Man in NLR shot, killed by robbers; stepdad hurt (Cops still can't save you even if present)

    11/15/2007 8:22:29 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 23 replies · 392+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 15 NOV 07 | dcbryan1
    LITTLE ROCK — A North Little Rock man died early Wednesday, hours after he and his stepfather were shot during a robbery at the home where the stepfather sold soft drinks, snacks and Avon products. A police officer, who had been dispatched to “a robbery in progress,” was already on the scene when the shots were fired about 7:30 p.m. inside the small white house at 1903 W. Long 17th St. Shawn Bisbee, 30, was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, then transferred to Baptist Health in Little Rock. He died at 5:05 a.m. Bisbee’s stepfather,...
  • Pro-Lifer Violently Assaulted Outside Abortion Clinic, Police Take Time After Repeat 911 Calls

    08/23/2007 4:53:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 2,110+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/23/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    ROCKFORD, Illinois, August 23, 2007 ( - A peaceful pro-life witness was violently assaulted outside an abortion site on Tuesday. Police responded late to his 911 after he was beaten by an unknown visitor to the clinic. Early on Tuesday morning August 21, three Rockford pro-lifers-Ken Plez, Pat Brady and Kevin Rilott-were praying quietly in front of the Northern Illinois Women's Center (abortuary) for an end to abortion. A large white truck pulled into the clinic parking lot, and without setting foot on the clinic property, Rilott approached and tried to talk to the people inside. In a detailed account...
  • Investigation: D[allas] PD Arrives Hours After Some Crimes [From The "Dial 911 And Die" File]

    07/25/2007 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 26 replies · 928+ views
    CBS 11 TV (DFW, Texas) ^ | 23 Jul 2007 | Brooke Richie
    (CBS 11 News) DALLAS When you dial 9-1-1, how quickly do you expect a police officer to respond? Some crime victims in Dallas have waited for hours for police to arrive on scene. A CBS 11 investigation found that the problem is widespread. When a crime has been committed against you, there's usually a sinking feeling. "I opened the door, and the first thing I see was the T.V. was missing," said Dallas resident Jonathan Cardenas. "When I pulled my drapes back, the door was wide open," said another victim, a 94-year-old woman. Then there's usually an instinct to seek...
  • Woman Calls 911 to Ask 'Cutie Pie' Cop to Come to Her Home

    07/14/2006 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Military family member · 54 replies · 1,922+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, July 14, 2006 | AP
    ALOHA, Ore. — A woman who called 911 to get "the cutest cop I've seen" sent back to her home got a date all right — a court date. The same sheriff's deputy arrested her on charges of misuse of the emergency dispatch system. Washington County Sheriff's Sgt. David Thompson told KGW-TV of Portland it all started with a noise complaint called in last month by neighbors of Lorna Jeanne Dudash. The deputy sent to check on the complaint knocked on her door, then left. Click here to read the KGW-TV story. Thompson said Dudash then called 911, asking that...
  • Block-thrower damages car & shakes activist's view of Sarasota [or liberal meets concrete block]

    05/05/2006 8:01:45 AM PDT · by dukeman · 74 replies · 2,038+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 5/5/06 | Louise Kennedy
    On April 12, a Wednesday, a boulder-size concrete block was hurled at my car as I passed the Janie Poe public-housing complex on Central Avenue in Sarasota's Newtown. [The predominantly black neighborhood north of downtown.] It narrowly missed the windshield and, after swerving out the way of oncoming traffic, I hotheadedly pulled a U-turn back toward the 15 or so youths -- who appeared to be 12- to 18-year-olds -- standing in front of and just beyond the wall of an apartment at the edges of Janie Poe. I turned into 23rd Street and called 911, and several of the...
  • 911 dispatcher sued over woman's violent death

    12/05/2005 8:01:43 AM PST · by Millee · 33 replies · 1,393+ views (Denver) ^ | 12/5/05 | Chip Yost
    Lawyers say it appears to be a first of its kind case in Colorado. A Denver woman is suing a 911 dispatcher for not sending police after two emergency calls for help.Le Thu Nguyen was killed in 2001 after she was kidnapped and murdered by her ex-fiance, Omar Green. A witness and Nguyen's mother called 911 during and just after the kidnapping, but the 911 dispatcher who answered both calls wouldn't send police. The Colorado Governmental Immunity Act outlines when citizens can sue the government and when they can't. In this case, the city of Aurora is immune from a...
  • Report: Police fail to break into apartment where woman was killed

    02/10/2005 10:18:05 PM PST · by ambrose · 41 replies · 940+ views
    AP ^ | 2.10.05
    Posted on Thu, Feb. 10, 2005 Report: Police fail to break into apartment where woman was killed Associated Press PHILADELPHIA - Police are investigating whether officers acted appropriately when they failed to break into an apartment where a 24-year-old woman was later found strangled. San-dee King, who lived alone in an apartment house in the Frankford section of the city, was found dead under a pile of clothes that had been set on fire. Police were called to the building about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 21 after neighbors reported a fire in the apartment. No arrests have been made. Police had...
  • Preparing for the worst (Gun-free Criminal Empowerment Zones)

    03/11/2004 4:52:01 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 9 replies · 258+ views
    Bedford Minuteman ^ | March 10, 2004 | Peter Martin
    The gun is fake, but this exercise in terror is real A janitor spots a man in a black face mask, carrying a shotgun, heading toward a John Glenn Middle School rear entrance through the parking lot. The janitor grabs a phone and dials 911.<!ENDSUMM!> Moments later a "Red Alert" is sounding over the school's public address system and people are scrambling into classrooms, hiding, shutting doors, "locking down." A shooter has entered the building. It is only a drill. The gun is fake - a plastic cowboy variety. The bomb eventually planted in front of a classroom door is...
  • 911 tape: Slaying response was slow

    01/21/2004 7:31:22 AM PST · by Space Wrangler · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1/21/04 | Don Plummer
    CALHOUN -- Melissa Peeler believed her ex-boyfriend when he called and told her he had killed her parents, a half sister and their infant daughter. But it took Peeler nearly eight hours on Jan. 7 to persuade Gordon County sheriff's officials to enter her parents' home and look for bodies, recordings of her conversations with authorities show. On Tuesday, Gordon County Sheriff Jerry Davis said he could not explain why. Sheriff's deputies found the first of four victims of the killing spree about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 and confirmed Jerry William Jones' boasts that he had fled with Peeler's...