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    HRT - Hampton Roads Transit Authority

    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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    Excellent...
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    +! for the Dispatcher!

    Seems like the word is finally getting through.....

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    Was Danbus heading somewhere on the bus again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Was Danbus heading somewhere on the bus again?
    Just what I thought.

    But WOW, this dispatcher knows a few things. Good going.
    Last edited by SouthernBoy; 09-02-2010 at 08:43 AM.
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    Good stuff.

    Nice to know they're using the capabilities of the dispatchers, and not just sending officers blindly to MWAG calls.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    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.
    Glad to know you have that high a level of confidence. Unfortunately, there have been other incidences in Norfolk where folks did not learn from history.

    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.

    stay safe.

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    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chkultr View Post
    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!
    While this was a good outcome, this particular (bolded) statement is probably not quite right, or if so, it just recently became right.

    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.

    TFred

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    TFred -



    But either way, the dispatcher was trying to prevent the commission of stupid in public. For that he/she deserves to be commended.

    stay safe.
    Last edited by skidmark; 09-02-2010 at 06:19 PM.

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