Friday, March 21, 2008

Dial 911 and die

Brought to my attention by TSLR, before I got a chance to read the CNN homepage.

There once was a fight in my street. Despite the local precinct being only twe streets away, it took the cops a very long time (15min, maybe even more) to get to our street. This wasn't really their fault, they followe procedure and wait for backup to be available before moving in. Policemen are often hardworking people who have an honest interest in keeping people safe, but they are not supermen, they cannot be everywhere at the same time.

It's often been said: The police are only minutes away, when dangers is standing in front of you. Imagine what could have happened in those 15 minutes, somebody could have died, and then gotten away.

  • "Yeah sure, it's easy to say "could have", but when did that ever happen?"
Just now, it happened in West Covina California. The poor woman died while on the phone with a 911 operator, and her killer made a clean escape.

I am in no way saying that you shouldn't call 911! If you believe your life is in danger, then you should get clear of an immediate threat, and inform the proper authorities. Then, you must survive the time period it takes cops to get to you. You can lock yourself in a room and hope the intruder wont find a way in. Some people lock themselves in a room, and hope they don't have to shoot the intruder when he does find his way into the room, these are people who believe in self defence and self preservation. These are the survivors

1 comment:

theotherryan said...

For non SHTF home break in stuff I am a big fan of the safe room concept. With 911 on the speaker phone and a gun in the hands.