Just heard this over my scanner...
Dispatch " bus driver said a black male has a black gun in a holster and wants him checked out"
Officer " en route"
Dispatcher" OC is not a crime so if he does not want to talk to you that is his right, if HRT has a policy against OC it is unconstitutional. Once again OC is not a crime!"
Officer " 10-4 thanks"
6:48 am in Norfolk!
Sounds like one person might have it right in that city!
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Seems like the word is finally getting through.....
Was Danbus heading somewhere on the bus again?
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Last edited by SouthernBoy; 09-02-2010 at 07:43 AM.
In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
Nice to know they're using the capabilities of the dispatchers, and not just sending officers blindly to MWAG calls.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the settlements that Norfolk has paid in the past few years have some correlation with the dispatcher's knowledge. Perhaps some city council meetings as well.
Ys, I'm heartened to know one dispatcher took it upon themself to go beyond their written job description and try to keep the cops from committing a faux pax.
"if HRT has a policy against OC it is unconstitutional" HRT is ran by the city correct? Because any store can say NO GUNS. I have never seen a no guns sign on a HRT Bus
I suspect that the Preemption law is the real reason any firearm bans by HRT would not be legal. Not until the recent McDonald case could it be safely said that a local government ban would be unconstitutional.
Small distinction, but a fairly important one.
Somehow I doubt the dispatcher is all up to date on the McDonald case and its implications.
But either way, the dispatcher was trying to prevent the commission of stupid in public. For that he/she deserves to be commended.
Last edited by skidmark; 09-02-2010 at 05:19 PM.