Friday, May 2, 2008

Dial 911 and die

A 21 year old woman was killed in her apartment after she dialed 911. No one came. A post from The War On Guns shows that this wouldn't be the first time. Here's the skinny:
MADISON, Wis. - A college student apparently called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was killed but a dispatcher hung up, failed to call back and never sent police to investigate, authorities said Thursday.

But aren't the "authorities" supposed to save us because we are all too incompetant to know if we're actually in danger? I mean, we pay cops to be full time arbitors of our protection, and people who think that they can take care of themselves are just "paranoid," right?
Norwick said he was investigating the incident and reviewing whether policies should be changed and employees should be disciplined. But he also said, "I don't think there's anything to apologize for at this time."

"It's not our fault." Got it. When one of our arbitors screws up, they will not be held accountable because they are shielded by bad policy.
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