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Two people shot dead while St. Louis police respond to wrong address a block away
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8-9-14 | Joel Currier

Posted on 08/09/2014 9:22:46 AM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority

ST. LOUIS • City police officers called after a violent domestic dispute in July were dispatched to the wrong address while the attacker returned and shot two people dead, officials said Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: crime; guns; police
Once again, when seconds count, you better hope that a typical human error doesn't happen if you have no means to protect yourself.
1 posted on 08/09/2014 9:22:46 AM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

It’s time the SLPD invested in GPS navigation equipment.


2 posted on 08/09/2014 9:27:09 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Dial 9-1-1 and die.


4 posted on 08/09/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Wrong address about a block away.

Was it a Dunkin Donuts ?


5 posted on 08/09/2014 9:31:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

They can’t do the most basic and cursory police work these days? UPS probably gets the wrong house less often.


6 posted on 08/09/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: DJ Taylor
...were dispatched to the wrong address ...

Perhaps better integration between the CPID and the patrol car, requiring only the dispatcher to press a "dispatch" button, and not read/listen and repeat back to the officers?

7 posted on 08/09/2014 9:33:59 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Wrong cell phone apps.


8 posted on 08/09/2014 9:35:51 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: DJ Taylor

Maybe the cops were using that new SmartPhone App that tells you where the ‘bad’ neighborhoods are.


9 posted on 08/09/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Perhaps better arming the citizens and disarming the police to protect the local dogs and off duty officers. They couldn’t have stopped the killing but they could have shot all the dogs in the neighborhood.


10 posted on 08/09/2014 9:36:31 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: DJ Taylor

Sounds like error on the part of the DISPATCHER to me.


11 posted on 08/09/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Controlling Legal Authority
You are exactly right. When the gun confiscation tyrants rear their ugly head again, this story should be pointed out as a major reason we need to respect the 2A (as a shield against tyranny is a major reason also, but too many LIV will never understand it).

I'm tempted to speculate as to why the miscommunication between the victim and the dispatcher occurred, but I'll refrain.

12 posted on 08/09/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT by Paulie
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To: null and void

Ping.


13 posted on 08/09/2014 9:43:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Calvin Locke

The Detroit police chief says he’ll criminally charge dispatchers who lie to callers. Seems that they had a problem of telling callers that police were on the way and not bothering to dispatch one and people died as a direct result of it.

Its important to note that he’s actively encouraging people to arm and defend themselves.


14 posted on 08/09/2014 9:47:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority
The important thing is that the officers went home safely to their families that night.
15 posted on 08/09/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority
the people int the house they DID goto are lucky THEY didn't get shot...
16 posted on 08/09/2014 9:49:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Worth noting that none of the people quoted in the article having anything bad to say about the perp, and none of the comments about the article have anything good to say about COPS in general, or in particular.
Is it a neighborhood thing?


17 posted on 08/09/2014 9:49:26 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

By the time they put on their ninja suits and get all their military toys together, your a** is grass. Police departments could save money by just buying yellow crime tape and chalk.


18 posted on 08/09/2014 9:59:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

No telling how many people would have been shot dead had the police been at the right address.


19 posted on 08/09/2014 10:03:26 AM PDT by ravenwolf (s)
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To: Paulie

Frantic victim and bad connection?


20 posted on 08/09/2014 10:12:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ravenwolf

And dogs slain and cats kicked? (Just kidding)


21 posted on 08/09/2014 10:14:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ravenwolf

But seriously, if the woman had not been screwing around there would have been no killing, no ones fault but the ones involved.


22 posted on 08/09/2014 10:14:49 AM PDT by ravenwolf (s)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And dogs slain and cats kicked? (Just kidding)


Yes, so was I, it is kind of hard not to get a dig in there.


23 posted on 08/09/2014 10:16:49 AM PDT by ravenwolf (s)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Regular St. Louis incompetent police officers are sent to East St. Louis..

Got an enemy.. book him a vacation in East St. Louis..
He will be robbed, wife and daughter raped.. and their dog abused.. maybe eaten..


24 posted on 08/09/2014 10:18:56 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority; All
SLPD = Historians

25 posted on 08/09/2014 10:21:37 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...eh? "Bathhouse" 0'Mullah? d8-)
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To: ridesthemiles

The dispatcher was probably texting her boyfriend at the time.

Suspended *with* pay. Nice.


26 posted on 08/09/2014 10:22:33 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ravenwolf
no ones fault but the ones involved.

What? You're blaming the grounds keeper?

I'm suspending you - with pay.

27 posted on 08/09/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

I’m suspending you - with pay.

I want a plea bargain, I goofed, I just meant the woman and her boy friend.


28 posted on 08/09/2014 10:34:52 AM PDT by ravenwolf (s)
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To: Chode

Them and their little dog too!!!


29 posted on 08/09/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: ravenwolf

Errr, that’s no excuse for MURDER!!!


30 posted on 08/09/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Shimmer1

Errr, that’s no excuse for MURDER!!!>>>

Insanity: that’s it, I plead insanity.


31 posted on 08/09/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT by ravenwolf (s)
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To: ridesthemiles

Yep...but you wont find that acknowledged here...


32 posted on 08/09/2014 11:23:56 AM PDT by bike800
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Well, there’s a new wrinkle. Turns out the police can always “get home safely” if they just respond to the wrong address.


33 posted on 08/09/2014 11:37:51 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Shimmer1
100%
34 posted on 08/09/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority


35 posted on 08/09/2014 12:17:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Paulie

I am speculating too why the miscommunication occurred. Did the person who called in speak in English or was it some sort of dialect like Ebonics? That may sound racist, but it does need to be discussed.

I once had a black women come into the medical lab to have some blood drawn. She had two little girls with her, and when she spoke to them, it was totally unrecognizable as English. Add that fact to the stress anyone calling 911 would be under, and it could be that miscommunication happened.


36 posted on 08/09/2014 12:29:06 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: hosepipe; All
I've been to the East Side (back when Lambert Airport was there);
got off plane, Drove thru East Side St. Louis to St. Louis (Mo.)
...it was really scary.

37 posted on 08/10/2014 5:16:26 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...eh? "Bathhouse" 0'Mullah? d8-)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority; Alaska Wolf; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; ...
JBT Ping list


38 posted on 08/11/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Plus last night there was some nice looting after the protest of the death of the young man.


39 posted on 08/11/2014 6:25:54 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: ridesthemiles

Stop taking valuable bandwidth away from the bottom-feeding cop-haters.


40 posted on 08/11/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Controlling Legal Authority

Jordan seems to have been a real man, a good guy and a hero. Rest in Peace Tony Jordan.


41 posted on 08/11/2014 6:44:09 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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