Thread: OT - "You're on your own..."
Just saw this...
Here is a little reality check for some people.
Where I am in Sonoma County, I live 2 blocks (less than 1/4 mile as the crow flies) away from the cities "public safety" HQ, and exactly .9 miles by car.
Even if I call 911 and request help, and even if there is a patrol officer waiting to be dispatched at the HQ, I can expect AT LEAST a four minute wait for an officer to get to my front door. I know, because I have driven it at best speed, with no traffic.
I also know, the police HQ here is not staffed with patrol officers 24/7 just waiting to be called, as most are out and about actually answering calls.
If you would like a simple and "relatively safe" home demonstration of how long 4 minutes actually is relative to your safety, and what can happen in that amount of time, ASSUMING you have the opportunity to actually call for help, have a friend or family member whip your bare arm with a light rope (like a shoe lace) for 4 minutes, at full strength.
I bet you will beg them to stop before that 4 minutes are up.
Now imagine someone beating or stabbing you, or worse, someone you love for that same amount of time.
You think the attacker will listen to you beg?
Last edited by bmg50cal; 03-08-2013 at 04:04 AM.
The police are not required to respond at all, and the facxt that they do is just a perk. We've known that for a long time. Check out DeShaney v. Winnebago County, Castle Rock v. Gonzales, et al...
I live in Pacific. Most of the police here have either been fired by the mayor or have quit. Even when the department was fully staffed the department was closed at night. We generally have zero police presence during the day and at night. We rely on police from Auburn to help and I have even seen cruisers from Black Diamond in town.
If you were to call the police department after it closes you get a message telling you to call 911 regardless of whether it is an emergency or not. I have called about one of my neighbors multiple times because of their late night parties and barking dogs. The dogs bark day and night. The owners just ignore it. I have called maybe 8 or 9 times. The police showed up once almost three hours later.
Now I need to figure out who to call in regards to the trailer of garbage they keep next to my house that attracts rats, possums, racoons and stray cats.
Did you know racoons hiss?
"Loyalty above all else except honor. " -John Mahoney
"A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." -Gerald R. Ford
Apparently law enforcement have no constitutional duty to protect us (Warren v. District of Columbia), so we are practically on our own...
It's a shame one LEO said having a gun was a "luxury". That means "self-protection" must be a "luxury" for police officers and armed law-abiding citizens who carry on a daily.
Last edited by XDNick9; 03-08-2013 at 02:30 PM.
raccoons also purr
Jimmy John's would get there faster....
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)