Friday, May 23, 2008

Can you wait 15 minutes after calling 911?

WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY | Bullitt County leaders reverse 911 decision Every 3rd call - no matter the problem or severity - got sent to the state police.

Calling because that rapist is about to kick in your door? 1 in 3 chance that he will have 15 to 90 minutes before help for you arrives. Yeah, that sounds like a system I want to bet my safety on.

Now the bureaucrats are running for cover, and changing the policy. But this was all a part of budget cutbacks, and the only information provided says response times for deputies in the county is 5 to 10 minutes. Still a long time to spend alone with a rapist.

You are free to believe that calling 911 will result in the calvary riding over the hill in time to save you. Me, and my friends, Mr Strum and Mr Ruger, will see to personal safety while the police are en route.

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