Comments on: 911 is a Joke http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:39:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Shayla http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113986 Sun, 25 May 2008 07:58:24 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113986 What do they mean what happened? Why the police didn’t get there? Ya really wanna know why because they knew she was calling from the hood! I can’t stand racist ass white people! All I can say to old girl is, next time that nigga come at you like that just kill his ass and claim self defense because 911 isn’t going to help you and thats so sad. This story just pissed me off!

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By: Kimbo http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113820 Fri, 23 May 2008 12:40:33 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113820 p1tey1 I hear what you’re saying. CNN did a story not that long ago about a 7 year old boy who tried to call 911 to get help for his mother and they thought he was playing on the phone so everytime he called they would actually yell at him for playing on the phone. His mother died that day and her death could’ve been prevented had the 911 operators taken him seriously. One of the operators was prosecuted but the charges were dropped. (http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=4157995, I tried to find the video but couldn’t)
Not too long ago my father witnessed an accident(kinda) and tried to call 911 to help. This white lady came barreling down the road as he was leaving our neighborhood, almost hit him, and ran into the back of the shopping center that sits in front of our neighborhood. He went to see if she was okay (she was a little delirious) and she was talking about killing her boyfriend who had just beaten her but it was obvious she was trying to kill herself. So my father called 911. They said they would send someone and he waited with her for like 20 minutes or so and the lady just took off somewhere even though my dad tried to convince her to hang around so she could get some help. He waited a few more minutes but left because he was supposed to be picking me up from work. When he got to my job he told my boss (who happens to be on our city council) and I about the incident. My boss immediately got on the phone with one of the other coucilmembers and had my dad explain what happened. He called the dispatcher right then and they called my dad right back. They had him explain everything all over again and apologized then told us to meet the officers where the accident happened. We went back to the shopping center and some officers showed up and my dad described to them what happened and gave them the ladies license plate number. Mind you the emergency center where these officers came from is less than a mile from where this incident happened. This whole situation didn’t make any sense to me. My father really doesn’t “sound black” on the phone. We live in the south (South Carolina) and there was a white woman involved but nobody ran to her aid. I think this goes a little beyond race; if you’re black or some form of poor trash (because I’m sure when my father was describing the situation to the dispatcher this is what they thought) the government does not want to help you. The whole system is really messed up.

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By: Mezzo_Soprano http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113619 Tue, 20 May 2008 05:34:19 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113619 That was utterly disturbing. I hope that employee was fired.

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By: mk http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113542 Mon, 19 May 2008 13:40:14 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113542 911 don’t care
Cops don’t care
Politicians rarely care

If we decided to start governing ourselves though, then they’d say we were terrorists. But we’d just be doing the jobs they get paid to do & are failing miserably

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By: blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113523 Mon, 19 May 2008 05:52:39 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113523 The reason why the police did not respond to this call is very plain…she was a caller who clearly “sounded black” to the person on the other end of the phone and they didn’t care one bit about her life.

I only hope that this woman files a suit. It still will not change the racism that is ingrained in the system. ONLY black people report that 911 calls are unanswered…white people NEVER EVER have those experiences….

Black women, other than being disgusted and outraged….what MUST WE do as a collective?

Let’s outline a plan of action that can be implemented nation-wide.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

http://blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com

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By: bbj http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113488 Sun, 18 May 2008 18:00:33 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113488 Thank God that woman is still alive. What a nightmare.

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By: Diana http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113455 Sat, 17 May 2008 22:50:27 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113455 I was going to post that I am speechless. But all I can say is WOW.

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By: ph2072 http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113440 Sat, 17 May 2008 16:09:08 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113440 How disgusting (including the stories mentioned in the comments). Sigh.

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By: AfroButterfly http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113410 Fri, 16 May 2008 23:14:53 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113410 This is just terrible, i am soo deeply hurt to learn what this woman went through. i just hurts the problems is not the fact that that disgusting man said something so terrible. the problem is that after 3 hours they still didn’t get the police out there. that woman could have been dead today…

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By: b. http://www.afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113398 Fri, 16 May 2008 20:15:20 +0000 http://afrobella.com/2008/05/15/911-is-a-joke/#comment-113398 This leaves me speechless. p1tey1, Lord knows I’m sorry for what happened to you. Is that even LEGAL, asking for a credit card? Or was the operator using her leverage to get a cc # for exploitation?

I saw this story today and it reminded me of how callous people can be when it comes to the needs of others: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/05/16/croatia.body.ap/index.html

Treating people better must begin with each of us…

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