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  • Emergency Dispatchers, 911 operators here?

    12/18/2016 8:17:24 PM PST · by rey · 28 replies
    Are there any first responder dispatchers or 911 operators on this site? I have been told these can be well paying jobs but that many services have difficulty keeping the positions manned. Is this true? I understand these can be stressful positions. Would you consider my time as a forward observer in the Marine Corps appropriate experience for such a position? It required proper radio procedure often under stressful conditions. Any other info you may think is pertinent is appreciated.
  • 911 Operator Charged After Allegedly Hanging up on Callers “Because She Did Not Want to Talk”

    10/12/2016 12:07:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10/12
    A former 911 operator is facing charges after she allegedly confessed to hanging up on callers. According to KPRC, 43-year-old Crenshanda Williams has been charged with interference with an emergency telephone call. Court documents allege that Williams was involved in thousands of “short calls,” or 911 calls that last 20 seconds or less. In fact, KPRC reports that Williams even hung up on a man who was reporting a deadly shooting at a convenience store. When questioned about the calls, she allegedly admitted to hanging up on callers “because she did not want to talk to anyone at that time.”
  • 911 could face its own emergency: Hackers

    09/10/2016 8:56:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/09/2016
    Using a network of hacked smartphones, attackers could overwhelm a whole state's 911 system with endless calls, shutting out a huge portion of legitimate callers. The approach, known as a denial of service attack, "is a significant threat to the availability of 911 service," wrote researchers Mordechai Guri, Yisroel Mirsky and Yuval Elovici in the paper. The researchers looked at the state of North Carolina and created a model based on its 911 system. In the US, emergency response systems are run at the state or local level. If hackers compromised 6,000 smartphones with malicious software, they could make enough...
  • 911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

    06/20/2016 9:37:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider
    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were of three conversations Mateen had with the police during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Those communications, along with Facebook posts Mateen made before and after the shooting, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen’s life. The first call came...
  • Read Orlando Jihadi 9/11 Phone Call Transcripts:"In the name of Allah the Merciful,(Shortened)

    06/20/2016 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 20, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    The Department of Justice redacted Islam and ISIS from the Orlando jihadi’s transcript. But even so, it is riddled with Islam. It reads like a Muslim prayer session. In other words, it is all he spoke of. His very first words are the Bismillah “In the name of Allah”), the Islamic prayer. It’s what terror-tied CAIR chants in every press conference and press release.
  • Obama Administration Replaces “Allah” with “God” On Released Orlando Terrorist Transcripts…

    06/20/2016 12:29:30 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 56 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sundance
    A few stunning aspects stick out from the carefully released partial and redacted transcript from the Orlando terrorist attack. The manner of release affirms the earlier outlines and concerns surrounding AG Loretta Lynch and the Obama Administration: First – this release proves law enforcement, the FBI and the Obama administration knew the motive and intent was Islamic terrorism from the very first second contact was made. When LEO stepped up to the first media press conference they knew it was an Islamic terrorist attack. ◾ Second – this release confirms allegiance with ISIS proclaimed in the specific manner that is...
  • DOJ Scrubbed References to Islam From Transcripts of Orlando Terrorist's 911 Calls

    06/20/2016 12:12:07 PM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Department of Justice is scrubbing references of radical Islamic beliefs from the transcripts of calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. A partial transcript of the conversations between authorities and Mateen, who killed 49 and wounded 53 in the June 12 attack at a Florida gay nightclub, is set to be released on Monday. But Lynch, who appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows, said the transcripts will not include Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS or any other religious justification for the attack.
  • White House blames Justice for redacting ‘radical Islam’ from Orlando shooter transcript

    06/20/2016 12:19:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    The White House on Monday blamed the Justice Department for the decision to redact references to radical Islamic terrorists from transcripts of the Orlando shooter’s telephone conversations with police. The White House did not provide guidance to the Justice Department or participate in the censorship of the transcripts, which were released earlier in the day, said press secretary Josh Earnest. “All of the decisions about releasing the transcripts were made by Justice Department officials,” he said at the daily press briefing at the White House.
  • BREAKING: Obama Admin. Releases Unredacted Orlando 911 Call After Outcry

    06/20/2016 12:37:24 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 215 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3:09 pm, June 20th, 2016 89 | by Josh Feldman
    The Department of Justice and the FBI has released the unredacted version of the Orlando shooter’s 911 call after tons of outcry for redacting references to ISIS. Republicans by the score ripped the White House over politically correct concerns, and Paul Ryan demanded the unredacted version be released. Here’s the full transcript, without the omissions: OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded. OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic] OD: What? OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in...
  • Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS

    06/12/2016 10:28:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 12, 2016 | TRACY CONNOR and ERIK ORTIZ
    The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub early Sunday, shooting over 100 people, had called 911 moments before to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS, law enforcement sources told NBC News. But as investigators try to determine if extremism motivated Omar Mateen, 29, to attack the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, his family believes he was pushed over the edge by pure hate against the LGBT community.
  • Homeowner Shot After Georgia Police Go to Wrong Home Dies

    06/10/2016 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jeff Martin
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers, authorities said. He had grabbed the gun for protection, not knowing who might be outside...
  • Detroit woman couldn't get inept 911 operator to send a cop to her house ...

    02/21/2016 7:58:11 AM PST · by Salman · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 20, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Detroit woman phoned 911 and got a not-so-smooth operator. Angie Butler said she couldn't get a clueless 911 operator to send a cop to her home while an armed man stood on her porch. The Michigan mom got a knock on her door at 2:30 a.m. Thursday night by a man with a gun, claiming to be a cop. "He's out here saying he's the police and he's wearing an orange jumpsuit, like a prison jumpsuit," Butler told local network ClickOn Detroit. But, the plea for help fell on deaf ears. "So I call 911 and say, 'I've got...
  • ‘Offended’ flea market shopper calls 911 over Confederate merchandise

    07/12/2015 12:29:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7-12-2015 | Kyle Olsen
    A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911. Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate. The police chief William Wright tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken. “There was a table set up with this material,” Wright says, according to Journal-Record. “It’s not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a...
  • Elderly Man Called 911 for Food Because He Couldn't Move

    05/14/2015 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 5/13/15 | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    An elderly man who'd just returned home after months in the hospital said he was hungry, had no food and no one to turn to for help. So he dialed 911. "I can't do anything. I can't go anywhere. I can't get out of my damn chair." Clarence Blackmon, 81, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, told the 911 operator, according to ABC station WTVD in Durham. "I said, 'I'm not broken, I'm not bleeding, and I'm not in crisis. I just want somebody to help me buy some food,'" he told ABC News.
  • Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child (wouldn't take Common Core test)

    03/07/2015 8:39:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 03/07/2015 | Kyle Olson
    WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Florida parent was forced to take drastic measures when her public school refused to release her child during a dispute over standardized testing.Jacqui Myers says another mother with a child at Winter Park’s Brookshire Elementary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter out of standardized testing related to the Common Core national standards initiative.“They’re not giving me my child, can you help?” the mother told Myers.Myers, the mother of a first grader, is active in a group working to opt children out of state tests and was at...
  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    WFSB ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote. Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this...
  • Maya Angleou Dispatcher Suspended

    06/01/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    An emergency dispatcher who made disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey during the Maya Angelou 911 call has been suspended. John Ruckh was heard on the 911 tape saying that Oprah, a friend of Angelou's had "fallen out of grace" after a controversial interview in which Oprah expressed her thoughts about race in America. "Unfortunately, I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded," Ruckh told the Winston-Salem Journal. "This is in no way a racial slur, slander, associated conversation ... I really hate that this happened at the time that it did, because this is taking away from Maya Angelou's...
  • 911 Call: Woman Rushed to Hospital Hemorrhaging From Botched Late-Term Abortion

    02/20/2014 3:37:28 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies ^ | 2/19/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Three months after making an open records request for a 911 call originating from LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic on November 26, 2013, Operation Rescue has finally received a 911 recording from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service indicating that the patient was hemorrhaging from complications to a late-term abortion. In addition to taking weeks beyond the statutory deadlines to comply with Operation Rescue’s open record request, the recording was heavily redacted, omitting information that has previously been obtainable by the public, indicating a policy change that actively protects the abortion clinic. “While the Maryland Public...
  • Firefighters Refuse to Help Man, He Dies

    01/30/2014 10:40:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    77-year-old collapsed across street from DC firehouse (Newser) – Marie Mills' father collapsed Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot across the street from a Washington, DC, firehouse—but firefighters didn't rush to his aid, despite repeated pleas for help, and Medric "Cecil" Mills, 77, died of a heart attack. Marie Mills tells WTTG that bystanders were "screaming and hollering" at a firefighter across the street, and three people even ran over to Engine 26, but they were told rescuers could not respond until 911 was called, the Washington Post reports. Sources say that when 911 was called, an...
  • Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

    12/04/2013 10:25:01 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Melia AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.</p> <p>The AP has been asking for an opportunity to review the tapes, which will now be released Wednesday to the news cooperative in addition to other media organizations.</p>
  • 911 calls received after Texas sign company makes truck sticker depicting kidnapped woman

    09/10/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 September 2013 | By James Daniel
    A tailgate decal on the back of a truck that shows a woman to be bound and tied in the back, is causing a bit stir in Texas. At first glance, the optical illusion given off by the decal is so convincing that it really does appear that there is a woman in the back. The sticker is the work of Hornet Signs, a marketing and advertising company in Waco. According to Brad Kolb, the owner of the company, the sticker was put on an employee’s truck to gauge how realistic their decals are. 'I wasn't expecting the reactions we...
  • 911 Caller Sued for Deputy’s Injuries

    08/26/2013 12:50:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    A Texas woman is being sued for injuries suffered by Harris County Deputy Sheriff Braden Pullen when he responded to her 911 call. The woman didn’t injure the Deputy. The man who was assaulting her did. “It’s not that we’re unsympathetic to this woman’s plight,” said Pullen’s lawyer, Arnold Doltman. “But the fact of the matter is that she lured Deputy Pullen into a situation where he got shot. If she hadn’t called my client would never have been harmed. She didn’t explicitly say that her assailant was dangerous. There was too much screaming during her 911 call to clearly...
  • McDonald’s Customer Arrested After Calling 9-1-1 About Mixed-Up Order

    08/04/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 2, 2013
    A man in Georgia decided to call 9-1-1 after not receiving everything he ordered during a recent trip to his local McDonald’s. His plan backfired, however, when he was the one who ended up behind bars. The customer tells WALB-TV that he’d placed a sizable order at the Golden Arches — 7 McDoubles, 1 McChicken, and 1 order of fries. “I left out the store without checking it, but when I got to my truck and I got ready to leave I looked in my bag and come to find out I had six McDoubles,” he recalls. When he went...
  • London Fire Brigade reveals rise in handcuff callouts

    07/29/2013 10:47:37 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 07:21 ET
    Firefighters in London have been called to assist people who have become stuck in objects such as handcuffs and toilet seats more than 1,300 times in the last three years. London Fire Brigade said each instance cost taxpayers some £290, meaning the mishaps have cost at least £377,000. Emergency callouts included incidents where men had their genitals stuck in a toaster and a vacuum cleaner. ... "I don't know whether it's the Fifty Shades effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up. "I'm sure most people will be Fifty Shades of red by...
  • George Zimmerman moves to restart libel lawsuit against NBC over edited 911 tape

    07/25/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    iMediaEthics ^ | July 25, 2013 05:00 AM EST | Hanqing Chen
    Days after George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman’s lawyer in civil court, James Beasley, has confirmed that he will move to resume his client's libel suit against NBC. “We are going to get the libel case restarted,” Beasley wrote in a July 15 email to iMediaEthics. Beasley is currently requesting a lift on the stay on the defamation case, requested by NBC in February while awaiting the outcome of Zimmerman’s criminal case. In December 2012, Zimmerman filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC for misrepresenting the record of his call with a 911 responder when...
  • UPDATE: Recording and Transcripts of 911 Calls from ABC

    07/04/2013 7:14:19 PM PDT · by Drango · 18 replies
    newsplex ^ | Jul 04, 2013
    Newly-released 911 tapes offer more insight into the tense moments between a University of Virginia student and undercover agents from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The call was made the night of April 11, when 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly was arrested for assault and battery after trying to get away from plain-clothes ABC agents outside the Harris Teeter at the Barracks Road Shopping Center. A passenger in the car made the call, but Daly can be heard screaming in fear in the background. "We're surrounded by people," the caller said. "Oh, my God! We don't know if they're real...
  • Deaf woman calls 911 as she's beaten black and blue by Washington police officers 'because she....'

    06/06/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT · by Student0165 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/5/13 | Snejana Farberov
    A Washington woman suffering from mental and hearing disabilities was left with severe bruises on her face after she claims an officer punched over and over her because she could not understand his orders. Megan Graham, 36, of Federal Way, dialed 911 while being arrested last Monday to complain about police brutality after being pulled over by an officer and hit in the face. Things quickly spiraled out of control during Graham's run-in with police officers, whom the 36-year-old disabled woman had accused of hitting her several times in the face while attempting to restrain her. Read more:
  • Disabled Woman Megan Graham Calls 911 While Being Beat, Arrested by Police

    06/05/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/025/2013 | By Michael Allen
    Megan Graham claims that she had to call 911 on the police...while being arrested. Graham, who has cognitive and hearing disabilities, said she was recently beaten by a police officer while restrained by other officers in Federal Way, Wash. Meanwhile, despite her complaint, police want the bruised and battered Graham to be charged with felony assault to a police officer. "I had a concussion," Graham told KIRO 7. "I still have a hard time understanding how things got so out of control so fast. It was a total lack of communication."   Graham parked her car at an apartment complex where she...
  • Heartwrenching 911 Call to Underfunded Sheriff: (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    05/28/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 52 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Daniel Terrill
    Earlier this month, an audio recording surfaced of a 911 call coming from Josephine County, Oregon, that illustrates just how bad a situation can get when an area doesn’t have an adequate law enforcement agency or its citizens are ill equipped to protect themselves. In the recording that was published by Oregon Public Broadcasting and occurred in August 2012, a woman asks an emergency services dispatcher for help, explaining that her ex-boyfriend — one who just weeks before beat her so badly that she needed medical attention — was trying to break into her house. The dispatcher told the desperate...
  • Roommate’s 911 call credited with preventing mass murder at University of Central Florida

    03/19/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies ^ | 3/19/2013
    A 911 call from a student at the University of Central Florida and a quick response by campus police may have prevented a mass murder. Campus police said Monday that 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran -- who shot himself in the head as officers arrived, before any other students were hurt -- was heavily armed with two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a backpack filled with explosives and a plan to attack other students as they fled the seven-story dorm where he lived. Seevakumaran's roommate, who hid in a bathroom after Seevakumaran pointed a gun at him, called authorities about...
  • Boy: ‘My dad is dying’ . Jurors hear gut-wrenching 911 call in home invasion .

    02/22/2013 1:39:16 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies ^ | February 22, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A jury heard a child’s chilling screams to 911 dispatchers that he had been raped by an intruder and his dad was “dying on the floor” in the attempted-murder trial yesterday of the man who is accused of breaking into the father’s Cambridge home and brutally terrorizing the pair. “Dad, are you OK?” the then-11-year-old son of a Harvard employee could be heard whimpering during the Aug. 26, 2010, call to state police dispatcher Patricia Furdon from a bedroom, where his nearly decapitated father was bleeding profusely.
  • 911 calls are still coming from cellphone of Katie Couric's late husband

    02/15/2013 6:15:58 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 25 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 15, 2013 | Katy St. Clair
    Someone notify Shirley MacLaine, because Katie Couric’s dead husband appears to be making 911 calls from his old phone. According to the New York Daily News, every Tuesday at 2 a.m. the late Jay Monahan’s phone line dials 911, then Couric gets an emergency call back saying help is on the way. She has notified the police and they are looking into it. Apparently there is a prank called “spoofing,” where someone uses a device to hack into a phone remotely. Or, Monahan’s disembodied spirit is trying to order a pizza, but is too drunk to hit the right speed-dial...
  • More 911 calls won't get in-person response starting Sunday (Chicago)

    02/02/2013 5:19:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/02/12 | Hal Dardick, Jeremy Gorner
    The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger. Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction. The change is not related to plans by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy to shift what they indicated was as many as 200 officers from administrative duties to beats so more...
  • Jill Kelley requested "diplomatic protection" in 911 call

    11/13/2012 3:04:03 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - The South Tampa woman connected to the Gen. David Petraeus scandal has called police to her home several times in the last few days, and at least once tried to invoke "diplomatic protection." Media from around the world have convened on the two-story Bayshore Boulevard home of Scott and Jill Kelley. Jill is the socialite mother of three whose FBI complaint about harassing emails eventually led investigators to uncover the CIA director's affair with his biographer and is now linked to the name of a second top general. The Kelleys have kept a low profile since...
  • 911 Calls Go Unanswered During Minneapolis Shooting

    10/10/2012 9:09:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    valley news live ^ | 10-10-12 | valley news
    Emergency communications officials say some of the 911 calls made during a shooting rampage at a Minneapolis sign company went unanswered. Communications director Heather Hunt says as many as six people who made 911 calls hung up when no one answered. It's one of the reasons why the city will set up a recorded message to play if 911 callers don't get an answer within 10 seconds. The recording will tell the callers to hang on until an operator is available. The Star Tribune says 16 calls related to the shooting at Accent Signage System were answered. And police responded...

    08/19/2012 2:19:55 PM PDT · by jobim · 66 replies
    vanity | 8/19/12 | jobim (vanity)
    Here are the facts regarding friends (we'll call them the Parkers) of mine: Police came to the house at 3am, saying that someone reported they had heard a scream coming from their house. Police left upon being told that the Parkers had no knowledge of this. Then sometime not long later, the police came to the Parker home again, saying that a 911 call had been made from the Parker house, with the voice of a woman yelling, and the phone was hung up. The parents were not at home, just the teenage boy and the 20-something girl. They showed...
  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 6:17:20 AM PDT · by NCjim · 74 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 25, 2012
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — It's an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear. A building superintendent at an apartment complex just off the Rutgers University campus called the New Brunswick Police 911 line in June 2009. He said his staff had been conducting a routine inspection and came across something suspicious. "What's suspicious?" the dispatcher asked. "Suspicious in the sense that the apartment has about — has no furniture except two beds, has no clothing, has New York City Police Department radios." "Really?" the dispatcher asked, her voice rising with surprise. The caller, Salil Sheth, had...
  • Experts to review 911 tapes in Florida teen's shooting

    03/27/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies Post ^ | March 27, 2012 | Sari Horwitz
    The Florida special prosecutor investigating the Trayvon Martin shooting is bringing in independent voice analysis experts to enhance 911 tapes to learn more about the actions of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed the teen. Angela Corey, who was appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott to investigate the shooting, said the experts will examine two potentially crucial aspects of the eight calls made to 911: a racial epithet Zimmerman might have muttered while talking to a dispatcher minutes before shooting the unarmed 17-year-old, and the screams in the background of calls that residents made to police...
  • Detroit Unveils New 9-1-1 Policy: No Serious Danger? You’ll Get Transferred

    03/13/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The Detroit Police Department unveiled a new 9-1-1 policy recently, and it’s got some people worried. Why? Because unless there seems to be an imminent threat, callers will get transferred to a crime reporting unit. “This is how it works,” WJBK-TV explains. “If you’ve been held up and the gunman is long gone, or you’ve been assaulted but not too badly, or your home has been broken into, that’s not 911 anymore. They’ll transfer you or you can call the Telephone Crime Reporting Unit yourself at 313-267-4600.”
  • 911 log shows time lapse in Powell emergency call

    02/09/2012 10:04:54 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/9/2012 | GENE JOHNSON and MIKE BAKER
    Nearly eight minutes elapsed between when a social worker called 911 to report that Josh Powell's children were in danger and when sheriff's deputies were dispatched, emergency call logs show. The home was a gas-fueled inferno - with Powell and his two young boys inside - by the time officers were on their way. Several minutes of response time was lost when the priority of the dispatch Sunday was listed as "routine" instead of "emergency." There was nothing deputies could do when they arrived 14 minutes later. >>SNIP<< After getting it straight, the dispatcher told her someone would come, though...
  • Caution! 911 May NOT Be the Number to Call After a Shooting

    09/11/2010 4:59:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 September, 2009 | Robert Farago
    Earlier today, I posted the following statement: “In battle, you do what you gotta do, live, call 911 and deal.” The 911 part of the formula is no small point. All your go-to gun gurus and lawyer friends (oxymoronic as that sounds) agree: you must call the cops immediately after a shooting. That’s the only way you can establish yourself as the victim rather than the aggressor. It’s also critical for guiding the first responders to your 10-40, and pre-identifying yourself so you don’t get yo’ ass capped by the good guys. Only there’s a fly in the cellular ointment....
  • Hazelwood man dies after 10 calls to 911 over two days

    02/17/2010 5:16:43 PM PST · by driftdiver · 49 replies · 1,631+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Feb 17, 2010 | Sadie Gurman
    In his first call to 911, Curtis Mitchell sounded calm, explaining to dispatchers that his "entire stomach [was] in pain." By the time his longtime girlfriend made a 10th call nearly 30 hours later, she was frantic. He wasn't breathing. He was cold to the touch. "Oh God, oh God," Sharon Edge sobbed to dispatchers. "I've been trying to get an ambulance over here for three days." Paramedics arrived at their Hazelwood home as Ms. Edge tried to resuscitate the 50-year-old, but it was too late. "I sat up here with him, watching him die," Ms. Edge said Tuesday, after...
  • 3-year-old's 911 call saves grandma's life

    01/26/2010 11:14:24 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 16 replies · 1,406+ views
    WPVI-TV/ABC News ^ | January 26, 2010 | WPVI-TV
    In an extraordinary phone call, a 3-year-old saved a life in Maple Shade, New Jersey. . . . Within minutes, police & paramedics arrived at the Maple Shade home where the little boy unlocked the door and then let them in. However, Jaden was wise enough to lock the dog in the bedroom so he wouldn't get in the way.
  • 911 Tape Released in Florida Coach Urban Meyer Health Scare - Audio

    01/01/2010 6:44:36 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 552+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of a 911 call made by the wife of Florida Gator Coach Urban Meyer back on December 6, 2009, just after the SEC Championship Game which Florida lost to Alabama. Meyer's wife called and asked for help when Coach Meyer was having chest pains and had gone to the floor. Meyer recently announced he would leave Florida, but then decided to take an indefinite leave of absence instead to deal with his health issues. . . . (AUDIO)
  • 911 Call: "I don't want to have to kill this man, but I will kill him graveyard dead, ma'am"

    12/08/2009 8:15:23 AM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 82 replies · 3,510+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 12072009 | R Hargraves
    This is by far one of the most amazing and saddest videos (audios) I have ever seen/heard. More than anything else, the following is exhibit A about lawful gun owners in America, particularly those who have used their weapons to defend themselves. Far from the gun-crazed, trigger happy racists the liberal antigun crowd would have you believe, they are really just regular folks who want to go about their business. The remorse in the woman's voice at the end of the video gave me goosebumps. And the dispatcher deserves a medal for being as supportive as she was of this...
  • 911 Call in Tiger Woods Accident Released - Audio

    11/29/2009 12:51:15 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,359+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 29, 2009 | Brian
    Here is audio of the 911 call in the Tiger Woods accident that occurred Friday morning early. At times it seems the audio is gone, but just stay with it and it will keep going. . . . (AUDIO)
  • 911 Calls Reveal Details Of Break-In Suspect Shot By [another octagenarian] Homeowner

    10/17/2009 12:09:51 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 1,493+ views
    WFMY2 ^ | 14 Oct | Chelsi Zash
    Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro police say an 80-year-old man is not facing charges after he shot and killed a break-in suspect early Wednesday morning. Charles Haithcock called 911 immediately following the shooting of 19-year-old Michael L. Medley who he says broke into his home. Haithcock: “A man broke in on me and pulled a gun. i shot him and he’s laying out in the yard.” 911 Operator: “Is he breathing?” Haithcock: “I don’t know. he broke in the window. He pulled the air conditioning out in the living room. And I heard something and he come back to the bedroom....
  • Florida Teen Set on Fire Screams in Agony on 911 Tape

    10/16/2009 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 105 replies · 3,226+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10/16/2009 | Staff
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — A teen who police say was set ablaze by five other boys screamed in agony as a breathless 911 caller pleaded for help because "a little boy just caught on fire," according to a recording released Friday. In the most dramatic of four emergency calls released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the relentless, guttural cries of 15-year-old Michael Brewer often drown out the woman who is dialing dispatchers. "A little boy just caught on fire!" the unidentified woman says, barely able to catch her breath to give her address. Prompted by the dispatcher during the...
  • Family Says 911 Tape Caught Cops Planning Cover-Up After Shooting

    10/04/2009 3:55:15 PM PDT · by Marechal · 83 replies · 4,197+ views
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 23 September 2009 | Jamie Ross
    PHOENIX (CN) - A homeowner says a Phoenix police officer shot him six times in the back during a 911 home-invasion call, and the 911 tape recorded the officer's partner saying, "That's all right. Don't worry about it. I got your back. ... We clear?" The family says the officers were not aware that the 911 call was still recording as they spoke about covering up the shooting. In their complaint in Maricopa County Court, Anthony and Lesley Arambula say an armed intruder "crashed through the front window" of their home on Sept. 17, 2008 and ran into one of...
  • Caption Michelle Obama & One Ugly Outfit

    09/19/2009 11:57:50 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 88 replies · 3,666+ views
    Various On-line news websites ^ | September 19, 2009 | Myself
    Michelle Obama Appeals to Women on the Health Care Bill