Sunday, February 24, 2008

Police to Dead Girl: Stop Bothering Us!

Not sure how I missed this the other day....

Mom: Police Told Daughter To Stop Calling Before Murder-Suicide Apparently they can't be bothered with serving and protecting.
Hall's mother, Sherry, said her daughter was concerned about Coffner and informed police.

In fact, Hall said her daughter called police so much that on Jan. 15 they threatened her.

"The police officer said if you call us one more time on him, I'm going to arrest you both," Sherry Hall said. "So, the day she died, she knew she couldn't talk to police. So, she handled it herself."
The press is currently trying to get the inside story on how many times she called, and who told her to stop it.

I hope that officer has nightmares for the rest of his life. I hope that every time he closes his eyes he sees her face. But I don't think they will be that worked up about it. They will claim it is "normal procedure" to tell a member of the public - in danger from a violent ex - to get lost.

And of course since Natasha Hall was only 17, she couldn't have a concealed carry permit. The system kept her disarmed and then turned her out into the (metaphorical) cold. (Well, it isn't that cold in Florida.)

A gun may not have saved Natasha Hall, but relying on police was not effective. [via The War on Guns]

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