When seconds count, the police are only minutes away
It goes without saying that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
It also seems that 911 dispatchers—well, at least one 911 dispatcher in Oregon—are cleared to make what could be easily construed as paid political pro-government/anti-“austerity” commentary:
An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.
Shocking. And soon, people will also find out the government is incapable of providing for their retirement, assuming their bad debt, providing for their health care, giving a “free” education, and beyond. No matter the size of the welfare state, there’s always more that can be done than there is money to spend it on, even with Obamanomic levels of debt and deficits.
“Once again it’s unfortunate you guys don’t have any law enforcement out there,” the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio.
The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.
Once again? How many times did the dispatcher made this speech?
And Is it possible that if the victim had a gun, things might have turned out better?
The perp was arrested after the crimes and pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sex abuse, and assault.
It would be interesting to note how big a SWAT capability the police have out there in the land of after-the-fact law enforcement (as opposed to crime prevention). Maybe small or even none, but maybe not.
Leadership is about establishing priorities (SWAT capabilities versus cops on patrol, for example) and everyone is a leader. At minimum, you lead yourself and one of your prime directives should be to keep yourself safe.