17-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Verbally Abusing 911

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in

She was helping her father who was suffering from a stroke, she let a word slip and now she"s in jail for fake charges.
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Female 17
i hope he gets fired =[
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Female 6
that drating pig should be fired >-(
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Female 1,412
ugh i hate american cops. in canada the ambulance would have been sent, THEN the 911 guy would have figured out what was wrong, and chastised the girl.

this gave me the shivers. i cant believe he did that!! and HE called HER an ass, so hes just as foul mouthed as him.

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Male 175
so 911 operators are police officers?
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Male 83
that cop is a f*uckin non-nice individual
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Female 168
I am outraged, but somehow not surprised this happened in lovely Lincoln Park.
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Male 182
That is crazy, and I will not go further into it because I`d rather not get too worked up tonight.
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Male 97
what a ****
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Female 965
Just talked about this with my mum, she`s totally on the policeman`s side. o_O WTF?

The guy shouldn`t have focused on the swearing, he should be listening to the problem and helping her. What a d!ck.

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Female 80
He hangs up on her for swearing, and then calls her an `stupid ass`.
I mean, I know f*ck is stronger than ass, but still.

Hypocritical much?

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Female 103
What an non-nice individual. And he didn`t even make an attempt to explain himself, or apologize, or anything. What. An. non-nice individual.

Also, if there`s one time when I think swearing is completely and entirely permissible, it`s when you`re panicked out of your freaking mind `cause you think a loved one is dying. Being a 911 operator, he should have know that if she WAS panicked to that point, hanging up was the very LAST thing he should have done. You never, ever hang up when someone calls in an emergency, especially when that emergency is causing the other person distress. To me, what he did was not only idiotic, but also heading over into the completely heartless territory.

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Male 35
this is ridiculous
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Male 19
je scream, what the cop did was illegal not to mention unethical... he denied help. he is a civil servant and it is his job to serve and protect. i have absolutely nothing against cops because i have many in my family but what he did was by far the wrong thing to do. my mother is a 911 operator and you dont do something like that. he can also be fired for unprofessionalism by cursing at the girl. hes wrong, thats that.
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Female 437
I would`ve thought if you rang back several times you would get a different operator, it must be really unlucky to get the same one.
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Male 936
je scream obviously has no clue what she is saying, this was not the girls fault at all, period. there is no arguing this point
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Male 37
I`d love to have an intelligent conversation about it yes, but the fact of the matter is your opinion on what went on is completely moronic. You speak as if the girl shouldn`t really give two craps about the condition of her father, she is going to be panicing, as i said if you expect her to be calm in the first place, then you are wrong.. But if you expect her to calm down when the police officer mocks her.. "stupid a*s" i believe.. You are simply moronic. A normal person in normal circumstances would be wound up if someone spoke to them like that so it`s going to be a hundred times worse if your father is lying on the kitchen floor, having a fit.. Probably the scariest thing he could be doing other than bleeding massively.. The fact is you say she should have calmed down, so of course the cop was just going to ignore the cry for help.. And for that reason, your view is idiotic.
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Male 19
Je Scream, I find your posts ignorant and naive. Not to mention, for being a self proclaimed "writer," your grammar along with your spelling are horrible. However, it`s your views on the matter that disgust me; it is an emergency situation and cops are obligated to a certain degree by their decision to become a police officer to "serve and protect" our citizens. However, "The affirmative duty to protect arises not from the State`s knowledge of the individual`s predicament or from its expressions of intent to help him, but from the limitation which it has imposed on his freedom to act on his own behalf." - DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services The problem here is, you said you listened to video more than once, did you notice that the young girl did not have a chance to explain her situation? Being a cop, Sgt. McFarland should know how to remain calm himself, and asses the situation and not lose his temper and try to give a lesson on ma
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Female 41
Oh. my. god. I feel so bad for that girl. I would have done the exact same thing.
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Male 452
There are arguments on both sides, for one, a cop should NEVER hang up on someone if they are giving them attitude... It is ridiculous, it is their problem, if they`re offended by what your doing, not the Police`s. I mean, if a crack addict rings up in a drug induced stupor, and is swearing, and threatening the police, let`s say he has a friend who has ODed, it is the police/medical service`s duty to deal with the person on a medical basis, and not cast aspursions. That being said, it was stupid of her to continue to swear at the police, when clearly, he was going to hang up again. I think in this case, though, she was too freaked out for that to process.... I mean no one would sacrifice their father`s life to swear at a policeman.
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Female 761
Well, I guess you`re just gonna believe what you want. But I speak as someone`s who has been in a very similar situation; I`m not just saying all this just to say it. I`ve been in the situation where I didn`t get the right immediate care for my mom and when I even began to raise my voice the nurses would threaten to call the hospital police to arrest me for pretty much the same thing as this girl. But I always backed down, and apologized because no matter what YOU`RE the needy person in the situation so lose the attitude. And hon, I`ve been around enough teenage girls to tell what a `scrapping` `what you say to me?` attitude voice sounds like. TRUST ME! And that`s what she`s got. lol, @ people that actually think that`s what scared sounds like. When you`re scared for your parent, there`s nothing to describe it...you`re like hysterically crying to the point you can`t even speak cause you`re broken. I think she let her anger get the best of her. That`s how I feel.
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Male 936
"I`m not saying what the cop did was right, what I`m mostly saying is that the girl got what she was asking for. She chose to let her anger rule her actions and she got what she put out. Why would one think you can get somewhere by cursing someone out? It`s like what do you expect? Common decency and overall manners are slowly deminishing and it`s scary how I`m the only one that seems to have a problem with that."

A) she didnt get what she was asking for..she didnt get anything actually..except a hang up

B) she didnt curse anyone out, she never swore at him, she was obviously scared and wasnt thinking about being politically correct in the situation and a cop of 30 years should fully understand this - and be used to it for that matter

C) Yes, he did have to help her. He made a sworn oath to infact help her.

The cop was wrong, the girl did absolutely NOTHING wrong, and should not have been treated the way she was

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Male 36
hostile girl??? what the drat, is this cop god damned retarded? you don`t drating hang up when someone`s calling 911. the stupid piece of poo didn`t ask what the drat was going on. plus he should expect people to freak out when they`re calling. i seriously want to punch that guy in the face. he should get fired... drat that 2 week suspension bullpoo.... i know i have a foul mouth, but i`m pissed at this guy.
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Male 44
F*ck a 30 day suspension, fire that piece of sh*t.
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Female 761
I`m not saying what the cop did was right, what I`m mostly saying is that the girl got what she was asking for. She chose to let her anger rule her actions and she got what she put out. Why would one think you can get somewhere by cursing someone out? It`s like what do you expect? Common decency and overall manners are slowly deminishing and it`s scary how I`m the only one that seems to have a problem with that.
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Male 936
i have worked in a call center since the age of 16...i am 24 going on 25 right now. Even in the call centers I have worked in (nothing as serious as 911) we are trained to NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES hang up on the person calling because we have no idea what thier problem may be. Hanging up on a caller is grounds for termination. There is no write up, there is no warning, no suspension, no re-training. You get fired. It is our job to answer the phone and help the person on the other end. We`re trained to handle prank calls, perverts, foreign languages, beligerence...you name it. What this SHERRIF did is UNACCEPTABLE. It doesnt matter if the girl souned like she "wanted to scrap" - it was his job to take that call, he failed to do his job
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Male 936
i have worked in a call center since the age of 16...i am 24 going on 25 right now. Even in the call centers I have worked in (nothing as serious as 911) we are trained to NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES hang up on the person calling because we have no idea what thier problem may be. Hanging up on a caller is grounds for termination. There is no write up, there is no warning, no suspension, no re-training. You get fired. It is our job to answer the phone and help the person on the other end. We`re trained to handle prank calls, perverts, foreign languages, beligerence...you name it. What this SHERRIF did is UNACCEPTABLE. It doesnt matter if the girl souned like she "wanted to scrap" - it was his job to take that call, he failed to do his job
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Female 17
"the police are required by law to help or they get sued"
Actually they do not have to help us, there have been a number of supreme court cases on it, and the individual lost every time. It`s not right, but it`s true.
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Female 761
trying to act like you`re teaching me something.I`ve been stuck in it for 5 months, now my mother`s dead most likely because she didn`t get the immediate care she needed but you know what, that`s life. It`s not always all about you and the fact that you guys don`t understand basic respect to authority in this situation is crazy. Like, look at how the girl`s speaking, I listened to it again and if I were the cop I would have no idea her father`s got anything to do with the call cause she sounds like she just wants to scrap.
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Female 761
Ok, first off don`t tell me to shut up. If you want to have an intelligent conversation on our differing views that`s only thing but now you`re getting rude. None of you guys (from one I`m getting) can relate to being in a situation like that. For the 10th time, I have been in a constant situationg where one of my parents has needed help and I haven`t gotten it from the people`s whose job is to provide it. I KNOW FIRST HAND that, people care more about ego and respect than their jobs. If you come at anyone the the wrong way with an attitude weather you`re right or wrong, point is you`re the one who`s asking THEM for help so it is your moral duty to show them respect firt and then worry about weather they did you wrong later. If this girl truly gave a crap about her father she would`ve calmed the hell down, calmly state her problem have an ambulence brought and then later report the cop now she`s looking like the idiot along with him. Like I`ve said, I`ve been in this situation so STOP
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Female 17
A few years ago I called 911 to report a woman being robbed at gunpoint, I was put on hold for five minutes, I finally hung up as I watched them drive away. All I got out before they said "hold please", was "a woman is being...".
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Male 29
the police are required by law to help or they get sued
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Male 37
je scream

I probably speak for everyone else reading this when i say... Shut the .... up!
Your dad, who has just left hospital, is found on the kitchen floor unconcious and having a fit, do you expect his terrified 17 year old daughter to be calm and polite on the phone? No.
911 is an EMERGENCY line, in an EMERGENCY people will be stressed and the way the cop reacted can`t be excused in any way.. I`ll emphasise it again for you.. EMERGENCY??
Nobody has to do a god damn thing for you??
What the f*ck do they get paid for then, to send out help IF/WHEN THEY WANT TO?
She didn`t even get a chance to say what went on because he hung up, without asking what the trouble is, which is his JOB
With all due respect i haven`t been through such a thing, as have most people commenting on this.. But how you can support the cop is just ridiculous.. Simple

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Male 905
agreed filter. I hate pompous pricks like that. (not scream... the cop)
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Male 3,915
je scream - "he didn`t have to do anything for her."

i don`t know where you made this assumption...but in the REAL WORLD...911 is supposed to help in every situation...let it be a cat stuck in a tree...to a multiple murder...if the girl has attitude...the cop only had to say "okay calm down...what`s the problem?" not "okay 1st uf awl! u dnt neid 2 b swerin ovr 9-1-1!!"...he should have just moved on...it`s not like she was personally attacking him....all she said was "what the f*ck".....it would have been appropriate of him of she said "okay listen here F*CK-O! get a F*ckin ambulance down here now you stupid F*cktard!"...but no....i therefore claim your comment to be null and void thank you...don`t comment again...

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Female 761
You guys amaze me. In this world no one has to do a God damn thing for you, point blink, end of story. It don`t matter if you`re a cop or not. Now, I`m looking at the cop`s POV, a teenager calls, curses and has an attitude right off the bat, the girl didn`t even sound like she was danger she sounded like she just wanted to get into it with the cop for saying she had a foul mouth. She didn`t even mention what was going on with her dad, she was so blinded by her own personal beef with the cop that that`s what outweighed the situation and she learned her lesson (unfortunately) the hard way. I am not taking anyone`s side, the cop overracted by arresting her. But the girl has to know, you don`t curse people out and expect them to give two poos about you, even though it`s his job to overlook stuff like that, he didn`t have to do anything for her. And Akijade, I`ve been through that situation NON STOP for months now so I know FIRST HAND how to deal with a situation like that.
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Female 188
Wow. These are the kinds of people that make me want to punch a baby :D
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Male 516
Awww, poor big bad cop can`t handle a little swear word. What a prick.
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Female 1,006
So after reading the comments, I have to say that anyone who is blaming the GIRL in this situation is retarded. She was panicking. She wanted help now. 911, which we are told from little up is there to help if there is an emergency, wasn`t helping. The cop flat out told her he wasn`t going to send help. She had to actually leave her father and go to the station to get help.

Those of you blaming the girl have obviously never had an emergency like this. You don`t know what it feels like to have someone you love in a potentially fatal situation. She could have handled it better, sure, but it was the cops job to handle it better. He`s the one who`s supposed to stay calm. I used to work in customer service, and if I called a customer a stupid ass, I would have been fired on the spot, and that was just cell phone insurance, not life and death.

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Female 1,006
Nice. I`m glad they`re suing. That officer should have been fired. I loved how he was all "I don`t know what the problem is. I couldn`t get her to tell me."

Maybe it`s because you KEPT HANGING UP ON HER.

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Male 27
yeah, ill stick up for the girl. sometimes swear words slip, enough said.
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Female 472
My jaw dropped at the response of this 911 operator. When you are working that kind of job, you KNOW people aren`t always going to be calm, cool and collected. Some people can`t handle the pressure of a situation. Some freak out, some cry so much you can`t understand them, and some swear.
The 17 y/o girl didn`t have to swear, but HE was the adult in the situation and should have handled it accordingly.
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Female 351
Wooah..

Im just going to LOL at the comments for a while

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Female 761
Ok, everyone who wants to call me out for not taking the girl`s side just listen. I spent the last 5 months in the hospital assiting my dying mother so there were times when she`d go up in down sometimes she`d crash unexpectedly and I`d have to go run for a nurse and there were times when the nurses wanted to take their time and try to essentially tell me to `stfu` when I was on the verge of dropping to my knees to beg them to hurry and or scream my head off at them for not doing their job. But no, I was always calm and regained my composure in order to get what I wanted done done. This girl sounds like she`s PICKING an argument, she doesn`t even sound panicked she sounds like `Who are you talking to` like some snot nose teen. She needs to swallow her pride and come at people the right way. End of story.
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Female 678
This happens more than you think. My friend got a 911 dispatcher fired because they didn`t believe she needed an ambulance.

and to thetoastking, it happens in Europe too. Stupidity is a human trait, it doesn`t matter what side of the pond you live on.

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Male 275
cops like him make police look bad
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Male 68
unbelievable.
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Female 119
WOW! Usually when you call 911 they ask what is going on. They are trained to ask what the emergency is and not tell people to quit cussing.
Thats pretty messed up. The Cop knew he was wrong that`s why he called for medical to her place. Knowing if he did not he would be in worse trouble.
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Male 625
only in america. this is one of the most drated up things ive ever seen he should be put in jail ffs that guy could have died
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Male 47
wow....
that is one incompetent cop. Fair enough, getting snotty with someone, inappropriately, on an emergency call deserves a suspension. Putting someone`s life at risk coz he is in a bad mood, that deserves a firing (considering he runs around all day with a gun).

But a policeman making up his own laws!!!!

For feck sake, they are granted power by a sovereign people that they might protect those people. For making up his own laws, he deserves jail.

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Male 4,593
This is a look into the future.

Everyone is so goddam sensitive these days. We are training our kids to be pussies and to cry when someone utters something that might hurt their feelings. The politically correct crowd are going to destroy America - they`ve already severely weakened our unique identity.

So who gives a rip if the kid swears? Jesus Christ. That arrogant cop is a pussy and probably drinks his own spoo.

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Male 995
Steve Wilson has got fat, Fear of a Blank Planet must have sold really well...
And the cop`s an idiot, no surprise there.
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Female 4,039
Inexcusable no matter what. Cop was a giant d-bag. I can`t believe he hung up! WTF!?!
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Female 164
Wasn`t this on cracked
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Male 518
I thought the title said `17-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Verbally Abusing 9/11`

I was thinking, `Good she deserves it, mean bitch`

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Male 2,850
@BlankTom

Of course she was being self-centred; SHE WAS MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL! I`d think she had every RIGHT to be thinking only of herself and the situation she was in with her father.

What do you expect her to do, make small talk and ask the officer how his day was before saying "oh by the way, my father needs an ambulance. But enough about me, how are YOU doing?"

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Female 112
Her cursing should NOT have been his main concern. :/

When someone needs an ambulance, you do NOT hesitate to transfer the call. Not one second.

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Male 5,189
I don`t care if you are having a bad day. If something like THAT is your job you don`t bring your problems to work and here is an example why.
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Female 344
thats messed up so much
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Male 162
I can`t believe anyone assigned to take 911 calls would, for any reason, hang up on someone. It`s a police station. If it is a chargeable offense to run your mouth off at them for no reason, keep them on the line long enough to do a trace.
But this WAS for good reason. Actually, I`m suprised 911 response teams aren`t used to "foul" language. 99.9% of callers are hardly CALM when they call, right?
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Male 91
he shouldnt have ever thought responding that way was ok, she obviously was very worried and thought her father was going to die, the fact that the 911 opperator HUNG UP on someone calling with an emegency is horrible, he should be fired
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Female 326
What.a.doosh.

I agree with the comments here where he shouldn`t have let his emotion (or initial gut reaction to retaliate verbally) get the best of him. If this happened to me and something bad happened to my dad, I am so going to haunt his life forever.

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Female 70
I`m customer service and take a lot of phone calls every day. Maybe the cop was having a bad, I know I`ve reacted like that on the phone when somebody curses at me. However, this is a life and death situation, the cop should have been more helpful. On the other hand, the girl should have calmed down and explained what was going on.

FYI, I have called 911 while a good friend of mine was having a seizure, but I tried to keep a cool head and gave them the address and explained what was going on. That said, I hope the cop gets his pants sued off, he`s an adult and a veteran cop....He could have handled that waaaaaaay better.

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Male 123
More ridiculousness....I cant stand the attitude that law enforcement fosters among its employees...
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Male 6
Is this real? I honestly thought it was an onion news story until I read the comments
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Male 17,511
Crisis call people are usually trained to be able to calm people down, Hanging up is NOT one of the ways to calm someone down.

Anyone can have a `Bad Day`, But being a trained crisis call person means you have to set all that aside and manage the call.

Fired for it ? NO.. Suspended ? YES.. Re-Trained ? Definate YES!

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Female 1,427
"@ je_scream

I can guatan-drating-tee you wouldn`t act rationally when presented with the same situation if it were your dad, stfu."

QFT.

Let`s give YOUR father a seizure and let YOU call 911 and deal with an incompetent non-nice individual cop who thinks it`s more important to correct your profanity than to get you a drating ambulance.

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Female 5,222
the cop was a fu(king douche bag, plain and simple
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Male 1,347
Way to be a grownup mr cop. way to be.
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Male 29
@ je_scream

I can guatan-drating-tee you wouldn`t act rationally when presented with the same situation if it were your dad, stfu.

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Male 559
First of all, the video stated that the call is being recorded even before the officer picks up. So she said the f word like she was saying, "holy [email protected], what do I do?", after her call wasn`t even answered the first time. What was the cop doing that he didn`t answer the call? Secondly, who the hell does he think he is telling her she CAN`T have an ambulance. In twenty years on the force he`s never heard someone swearing in panic? All thos merits don`t mean crap if your actions lead to the death of a citizen. I think it was the merits that gave him his sense of Supercop, thereby making him a crappy cop. I think that pay he`s getting taken should go to the dad. Maybe he shouldn`t be fired, but a demotion and bared from working the 911 phones ever again woudl be a good idea. Anyone who thinks she was wrong at all is an arogant moron.
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Female 18
Pff, come on, the girl`s seventeen and was in a panic state.
You know who`s supposed to stay calm and get the information? Yeah, the officer! Telling her she`s not getting an ambulance because she swore is effing MEAN.
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Female 761
The girl went about the wrong way; she was so focused on trying to one up the cop that she didn`t even say `hey, my dad`s having a friggen seizure!` she just kept making catty snaps instead of just taking a quick breath and calmly tell the man what happened. That`s what`s wrong with society, people are so quick to get angry they forget what they`re really angered about. Damn shame.
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Male 70
That guy is a genius, he obviously loves keeping his job.
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Male 70
EVERYBODY GET ON THE F*CKING FLOOR, THIS IS A ROBBERY!

Not with that mouth, `youngster!

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Female 104
Wow, what a douche. Does he seriously think that EVERY person that calls 911 is going to use polite language? I mean come on, her father could have DIED and he wants to argue with her because she dropped a few F-bombs (and he also cussed at her so I don`t think he has much of a problem using cuss words). He`s suppose to calm her down, not make her even more frantic. I don`t think a 2-week suspension is a fair consequence. He was RISKING a man`s LIFE, I think he deserves something harsher because of that. I hope they sued him for everything he had.
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Male 195
Remember kids. Hundreds of instances of police abuse go uninvestigated annually let alone punished, budget cuts and terrorism scares have reduced police oversight to an oxymoron term, and the power to ruin anyone`s life you choose attracts the exact sort of person you`d think it would.
But, and this is the important thing kids....they`ve got a kick-ass union. So even there sacrificial lambs only get a few months reprimand.
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Female 4,376
Well I have the volume off right now as people are sleeping so I can only give my opinion based on what I read from the call and it seems to me like the cop was at fault. She probably may not have known her father was having a stroke and was very scared and even if she did know it was a stoke that is still a scary thing. Of course she`d probably be swearing a bit in fright that her father coukd pissibly die right there or the floor (or wherever) and instead of asking thje girl what was going on the cop just kept ragging on her about her "Filthy mouth" so of course that would upset her that instead of doing his job he`s giving her a damn lecture about swearing when her god damn father is having a stroke. I say she had every right to be pissed and want to sue from the sound of it and you can`t blame her for getting angrier by the minute when she desperately needed help and all she got was a smart ass cop who kept hanging up on her and being a douche.
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Female 1,095
"So your dad`s on the floor convulsing and all you care about is `I`m gonna sue your as*!".
Couldn`t she just swallow her pride and say `I`m sorry, my dad is having a stroke please send help`?
The cop is not at fault here. How many prank calls do you think he gets from people high or drunk? The judicial system has failed once again."

No, you fail.

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Male 2,148
"No, you`re not gonna get one."

THEY`RE ALL MY AMBULANCES! I CALLED DIBS ON THEM!
-Stupid cop who deserves to seize and die while someone refuses him help.

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Male 290
he hung up on her 3 three times and sent the ambulance 6 minutes later
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Female 1,199
I`m sorry, alk3v but the cop is at fault here. Don`t you think it`s a common thing that people will swear on their calls when they`re scared for themselves or someone else? I know I probably would if I was in that situation.

Even if a call might seem like a prank call they just have to keep calm and see what it is. O.o It`s their duty and they need to follow through.

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Male 15,832
1) Disown your idiot daughter. 2) Move to a town with some minimum standards for cops.
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Male 274
the cop is not at fault?
did i just read that? omg alk you must me a douche...
if it was your father convulsing i would want to know your reaction...
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Female 1,190
ugh that disgusts me
just a man with an ego trip cause he feels like he has more authority over the situation he acted poorly in >:(
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Male 339
So your dad`s on the floor convulsing and all you care about is `I`m gonna sue your as*!".
Couldn`t she just swallow her pride and say `I`m sorry, my dad is having a stroke please send help`?
The cop is not at fault here. How many prank calls do you think he gets from people high or drunk? The judicial system has failed once again.
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Female 209
i also for once agree with people sueing. hanging up on someone who is clearly panicing and in an emergency is beyond stupid
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Male 3,431
The irony being, most of the Cops I know use that sort of language incessantly. The Guy screwed up here. In a big way. If he had an issue with her language he could have taken it up with her *after* the emergency had been dealt with, but it`s easy for us all to sit her and judge right or wrong after the fact. It`d be a lot different to actually be sitting there answering the phone.
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Male 2,855
what emergency? the girl was more worried about getting his name and suing him than helping his dad
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Male 11,739
Just more proof that 99.9% of cops are non-nice individualS. I dealt with a total non-nice individual cop today. I was trying to be a good samaritan and he almost gave me a ticket! He was an ass from the minute he got out of his car. I have NO confidence in any police, period. There just aren`t enough good ones.
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Female 1,589
Are these people even trained in how to talk to a caller? It`s natural for people to be panicy when calling 911. They should just realize that it`s nothing personal, and to just transfer the call, not give out a lecture.
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Male 10,440
haha. Your society is corrupt. Its not really that funny actually, since whatever epic problems America has are eventually getting spilled to us.

Oh yea, repost.

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Male 8,300
> RepostPolice
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> Older than your mom, but still pisses me off

Even though the language filter doesn`t filter out "piss", most of our members still use "pi*s" out of a sense of responsibility and keeping the site nice.

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Male 8,300
At first read I thought "Abusive teen gets told off", but HE KEPT HANGING UP ON HER!!!??? ON A F`ING EMERGENCY CALL!!??? For once I agree with people suing! She and her father should sue for everything, and the cop should definitely be drummed off the force forever. It`s a f`ing emergency, people are going to be panicky! 6 minutes were wasted because he kept hanging up on her, that could easily have cost her father his life. This douche should NEVER be allowed near any emergency service again. Certificates of merit? 2 week suspension? Whoopdee-f`in-doo, that will make me feel better whenever I visit my dad`s grave after this douche answers my call.
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Female 322
2:26 `thru` wtf?

That guy was such a righteous arse..he should have his mouth smacked in. Wonder what all those merits were about.

also
Some people swear when they panic! Guh.

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Female 354
Maybe you should relax a bit. Jeez.

"vv Wow, a new user called RepostPolice, whose first sentence in his first comment is about how old this is. I can tell you`re going to be a barrel of laughs and positivity. Having said that, welcome to I-A-B!"

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Female 113
this non-nice individual NEEDS to be fired, and maybe smacked around a bit.
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Male 12,138
vv Wow, a new user called RepostPolice, whose first sentence in his first comment is about how old this is. I can tell you`re going to be a barrel of laughs and positivity. Having said that, welcome to I-A-B!
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Male 2,344
"Are you going to swear again you stupid a**?" What a moron.

What does he mean he "couldn`t get through her comments?" He kept hanging up on her!

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Male 189
Older than your mom, but still pisses me off. Guys like this are why I can`t stand cops. I know not all of them are like this guy, but the ones that are stick out more in my mind.
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Female 513
Wow.
I love cops but this one just floors me. He should definitely get more than 2 weeks off. That`s tough to deal with 2 weeks no pay but he seriously jeopardized someone`s life; I`d say minimum 30 days no pay plus being moved to a desk job not associated with the public for at least a year.
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Male 480
ok so the reason the cop is not in jail is because her dad did not die from the seizure


but what if he did die because of the delay? is the chief still going to smile to the camera and negotiate for their incompetency?

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Male 326
the longer a stroke vitim doesnt have medical attention ,the more that person is harmed.

i hate stupid people. especialyl whe nthere suppose to be helping us. let alone i na ife or deth situation.

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Male 376
"What`s his address? I`m gonna go knock someone out."

Easy tough guy.

But yeah. I hope I never have to place my or someone elses life in the hands of a 911 operator like this.

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Male 864
"jade idk wat video u watched but, ya ur dumb so what now"

HAHAHA worst come-back EVER

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Female 4,225
America- Land of the Contradictions

The World- Land of more contradictions

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Female 105
retards.. the girl is innocent her father could have DIED.
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Male 914
yah i saw this on youtube a day ago...i must have left like 4 long posts just saying how wrong this is and how it truly pisses me off...

REALLY pisses me off...

the cop was wrong in every possible way. period. he doesn`t deserve to be cop. i only hope that karma comes knocking on his door soon...

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Male 864
I hope she didn`t drop charges. That ass-bite needs to be fired without pension and have this follow him for the rest of his life. Good luck getting another job after you placed someone`s life at risk.

Who is he to discipline her? Freedom of speech means nothing apparently. What`s his address? I`m gonna go knock someone out.

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Female 140
WTF??!?!? what a freaking jerk!
good sue his damn ass
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Male 426
welcome to america, folks.
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Female 859
wow wtf! what if her dad had died or something?! stupid man.. stupid stupid man...
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Male 2,076
So, did this guy get fired, dumped? Disciplinary action taken to him? No, just suspension without pay..for two weeks.

F*cking ridiculous.

Wtf.

Oh and anyone who thinks the girl is at fault, hav something seriously wrong with themselves.

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Male 256
TopperHey -Depends on the setup and agreements between the local emergency services... In my county, 9-1-1 calls from landlines go to the local agency that jurisdiction over the billing address (so if they are in a city, goes to the city police, other wise the county sheriff`s office). If its a cell 9-1-1 then it can go to either the California Highway Patrol, or the local agency w/ jurisdiction over the cell tower location (not necessarily where the caller is at)... So half the time the hardest part is figuring out where the caller is and who they need to speak to.
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Male 256
As an emergency services employee I get to hear the big bad swear words every day... Its hard not to cry to my mommy cause someone said "f*ck"... okay not really. Dude was stupid, and is very much liable for delaying anyone from emergency medical care. Not sure what state this is, but there is a code section in California for 9-1-1 misuse, 653(y) of the penal code (which this case is not), but its only an infraction.
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Male 1,929
Do all 911 calls in America go to the the local police station? Thats seems an odd system to me.
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Female 15,763
"I never found out what it was and I was never able to transfer it to you."

Well maybe if you hadn`t, oh I don`t know, HUNG UP DURING AN EMERGENCY!?

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Male 90
Although I agree with the decision to suspend the officer, the girl seemed to be more concerned with complaining to him than her father having a seizure. only once on that call back did she even ask if the ambulance was going to be sent. I put both at fault...
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Male 1,674
smort,
to me it just seemed like she was being a self centered brat during those calls. To her defense, however, she is a teenager. Maybe i`m just forgetting (or ignoring) what *I* was like at that age.
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Male 606
... Okay, this cop HAD To have been at LEAST suspended.
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Male 127
Blanktom: Sorry, I wasn`t questioning your view on the policeman`s behaviour - that second bit was more of an aside. But I think the girl thought maybe threatening legal action etc. was the only way to make the policeman listen.
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Male 1,894
wow, what a dbag. he should be fired.... out of a cannon into the sun.

Luckily not all cops in the US are dbags like this guy, just the ones that you hear about on here.

There are lots of great cops, but you won`t hear about them. The story would be like "Cop does his job, and is not a dbag." Not a very interesting story.

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Male 1,674
smort,
there`s no question that the officer was at fault. But it seemed like she was more concerned with winning the argument then helping her father.

That and her father looked like freddy kreuger.

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Male 127
BlankTom: she probably wasn`t entirely thinking straight due to the shock of the situation, plus was blind-sided by the policeman`s complete ignorance of her plight.

Either way, it was the policeman`s job - as a (supposedly) impartial party, who wasn`t currently looking at a member of his family fitting on the floor - to stay calm, and impart calm, a job at which he entirely failed. Plus what a hypocrite - his language wasn`t exactly soapy either.

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Male 152
that cop is a complete douche bag he needs to lose his job. 911 operators must get more swearing than a seth rogan movie, and how can 911 hang up?!!! It`s thier job to save people`s lives they cant be phased by a potty mouth. F*CK THAT COP
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Female 167
Haha this is so old.
That dude on 911 was such a drating non-nice individual though.
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Male 375
I`ve sat in on an E911 call center shift, incoming call`s swearing doesn`t phase the professionals. And they never treat a victim like this. This control-freak needs to lose his job. All the training in the world isn`t going to change his attitude.
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dragosal
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
606 Posts Wednesday, May 06, 2009 1:04:09 PM
The_Maddog if you pull your head out of your ass you can listen, one of two things happend on the first call. either she let it ring and didnt give anyone a chance to pick up OR she didnt like what the guy had to say and hung up like an idiot. then she called again, and she got another person! which is where this recording is from! you dont get the same person everytime u call 911 dumbass!
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Take your own head out of your ass you stupid sack of scrotum sweat! If your to stupid to acctually LISTEN to what is said in the video dont blame me and certainly dont insult me when I said nothing insulting you.

I hope you are NEVER allowed to work in any form of emergancy service because you obviously fail at having any sort of empathy for a fellow human being in despair let alone any form of intelligence!

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Male 1,129
dude if that was my dad going through that. id go f*ck that pig up how dare him let my parent suffer. do your damn job..
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Male 1,674
"Well, i`m thinking he`s seriously hurt because he`s still having a seizure and I`m thinking that I want to complain about this guy because he shouldn`t hang up on me"

Sure the cop was a jerk and should get fired for this... but it didn`t seem like she was more upset at the cop for hanging up on her than she was concerned for her father.

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Male 367
I thought it was policy that emergency operators weren`t supposed to hang up for any reason?
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Male 10
Didnt this happen a couple of years/month ago
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Male 4,793
anybody remember a while ago when i said i wish i had been born in sweden? anybody wonder why?
this
is
why.
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Male 2,850
Surely it should be policy for the 911 operator to NEVER hang up on a call, even when it`s obviously a prank call.

Do they hang up when all they get is silence? They could assume that someone ass-dialed them...but it could just as easily be someone in a very desperate situation who has managed to make the call, but for whatever reason is unable to speak (medical emergency, for instance; managing to dial, but then passing out shortly afterwards).

They`re able to trace calls, right? Keep them on the line, find where the call is coming from, and send a response out. You`d either get help to an emergency, or you`ll catch a prankster.

You might make the argument that they should hang up so they`re not wasting time that can be spent on real calls, but the answer to that is that they should have more staff to take the calls, not that they should make snap judgements about what`s legitimate and what`s not. ALL calls to 911 should be treated as severe emergencies until proven otherwise.

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Female 857
But yeah, this was from a while ago. :\
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Female 857
`As for keeping his job. He appears to be a very good officer besides this point it would be a shame to lose a good officer.
The news should have left him alone.`
I`d be swearing my arse off if I saw my dad on the floor having a stroke too. He hung up on her (quite a few times) when her father needed an ambulance desperately. That doesn`t seem mean to you?
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Male 138
"That officer needs to be fired and sued."


and called a f*cking moron over and over and over....by that chick. That would be sufficient punishment

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Male 302
To be fair, she did waste a lot of time yelling at him. She seems a lot like a bitch too though.
The reaction by the police officer was very poor, however.
As for keeping his job. He appears to be a very good officer besides this point it would be a shame to lose a good officer.
The news should have left him alone.
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Female 3,696
aww poor dragosal, that`s so sad lol :)
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Male 3,482
Darkgear, Linkin Park FTW.
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Male 216
I hope the guy looses his job and never gets another. The prude needs to grow up.
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Male 1,378
CRAAAAAAAWWWWLIIINGG INNNNNN MAAAAA SKIIIIIIIIINNNNNNN
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Male 1,629
ok i will apologize my video quits after the hangup. and its not loading but i see that its not even halfway through the video >.< i feel like a dick now
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Male 127
Shove him in an office job filing parking tickets,where he doesn`t have contact with the general public.What kind of a twat puts correcting a young girl`s language above helping her when she calls emergency services.And then ARRESTS her!This is the problem with the police service.It attracts complete control freaks, who can`t see beyond their own egos.And they ruin the reputation of all the good policemen out there,who join up for the RIGHT reasons,and are strong enough to take a 17-year girl muttering the f-word without crying.
My sister got knocked over by a car recently. She was fine (just bruised and badly shaken) but just seeing her hit and lying on the ground, I was completely freaked. I didn`t (as far as I know) swear during my 999 call, but my brain was certainly not entirely engaged with my mouth.
MY emergency services lady was brill, told me she`d sent an ambulance, and THEN asked me all the details, kept me calm, gave me advice.... exactly what this hothead didn`t do
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Male 195
Dear 4Chan, I want for my birthday is.....
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Female 876
That officer needs to be fired and sued.
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Male 3,482
Okay, forum morons aside...

I can understand people that don`t accept swearing. It`s fine. But when you`re a cop, and someone calls you, frantic, needing immediate help, it shouldn`t matter what language they use because THEY NEED EMERGENCY HELP.

She`s freaking out because her father is on the floor, possibly dying, and he`s worried about the language she`s using. Some protector of the people.

Also, one of the main purposes of the 911 line is to calm people down. If he`d have just asked her to calm down a bit and explain, instead of berating her from the start, things could have gone a lot easier.

Combine that with the fact that he swore BACK at her, instead of being the man he`s supposed to be as a cop, and you have a combustion situation. Things exploded.

Now, I wouldn`t say FIRED is the right punishment. Suspension, for sure. But this guy`s record is clean, so maybe there were some pre-existing circumstances, but that`s no excuse.

He SHOULD be punished, just maybe not f

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Male 1,629
ok obviously there are alot of people clicking a link and watching a video thats completely unrelated she called twice, and he didnt swear at her
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Male 3,482
No, Dragosa,l you pull YOUR head out of YOUR ass and listen.

Two things wrong with what you said.

A) SHE didn`t hang up after the first time when she didn`t get anyone, HE hung up. SHE was in the middle of telling him to send an ambulance each time.

B) She DID get the same person every time, so you`re an immediate dumbass. Watch the video, and if you already did, watch it again and let it sink in through your thick skull.

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Female 154
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 1:21:03 PM
jade idk wat video u watched but, ya ur dumb so what now

Clever. I counter that with "your mother"

Also: The right video, apparently not the one you were watching :O

And awaay! -fwoosh-

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Female 323
this makes me mad. i feel bad for her.
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Female 138
The one thing I can`t believe is that he SWORE at HER!!! When I worked at a phone company taking calls for billing and such if people swore at me I had to just take it "People get angry, just solve the issue and get on with it" Thats what my manager said. If I swore at a customer instant dismissal... This cop was playing with a life! I`ve rung triple 000 (Australia) screaming and swearing and they`ve just got on with it.

Oh by the way on the comment in regards to not getting the same person In a call centre such as a 911 place there is a system on the phone lines called line seeker so if I ring and get officer douche, he hangs up I ring back the system has my number stored it will try to push me back through to Officer Douche. So its totally believable that she would have to speak to him. the wanker.

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Male 350
This is alittle redictulous, I hope they win the settlement the officer should of been much more patient with her, obviously in an emergency situation your going to be alittle more verbal then you would other wise. I think on top of his 2 weeks he should be fined or something.
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Female 3,696
I think, even for a teenage girl in that terrifying of a situation, should have acted a little more grown up. If you call and the guy tells you to stop swearing, the grown up thing to do is take a breath and try something along the lines of "I`m sorry, I`m freaked out, it`s my dad, I need an ambulance".

That being said, officer guy needs to buck the f uck up and do his job. You`re supposed to be able to deal with hysterical people. It`s kind of why we pay you.

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Male 1,629
jade idk wat video u watched but, ya ur dumb so what now
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Female 154
....Dragosal did you even watch the video? He picked up her calls. And hung up each time, she never hung up on him I don`t think. He -addresses- her in the calls. So before -you- pass judgement, perhaps you should pay a bit more attention hmm? She wasnt getting an answer, so after she waited for a while she probably said "what the drat?" in a sort of "where are they!?" way. And also the way he talked to her in the video was just uncalled for. Listen.
I do not -care- if they have a stressful job. They`re trained for it. He was on the force for (what did the video say?) 20-some`n years? Yeah he should have handled himself a lot better.
Maybe this guy did just make one mistake, but my drating -god- that mistake was a pretty bad one to make. He hung up on her three times after she repeatedly asked for an ambulance. And he also told her he would refuse to send one. Way to be a good cop.
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Female 143
I hope this guy feels bad and learns his lesson...sadly I doubt that will happen
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Male 1,629
The_Maddog if you pull your head out of your ass you can listen, one of two things happend on the first call. either she let it ring and didnt give anyone a chance to pick up OR she didnt like what the guy had to say and hung up like an idiot. then she called again, and she got another person! which is where this recording is from! you dont get the same person everytime u call 911 dumbass! they have their own police department so its obviously not a very small town. and even if it is they would have multiple people woking the emergancy lines. people are always so drating ready to down the police when a couple of them dont handle things right. do you have any idea how hard it is to do their job? they usually retire after being in for only 20ish years because they dont live long after that because or heart problems caused by their jobs! i`m not denying that some people shouldnt be cops but you cant be so ready to pass judgement on the police
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Female 2,064
"So, who IS this cop that so badly mishandled such an important job? Sgt. Robert McFarland..."

GET HIM, GUYS!! D:<

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Female 1,306
He deserves to get fired. Swearing? Suck it up, man. Her father`s having a stroke and all he can think about everyone being nice to the king. Biggest douchebag ever.
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Male 3,369
dragosal
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
600 Posts Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:29:03 PM
the cop coulda handled it alot better but she really had no reason to be swearing.
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Totally irrelvant! Nobody picked up on the first call and she was very frightened and obviously frustrated at the lack of response.

The guy dosnt deserve to be a police officer. You do not EVER hang up the phone on somebody who desperate for an ambulance. This cop did that repeatedly!

Considering this someone who is there to protect the public, deal with tense senarios and evaluate what course of action to take in emergency situations he did a pretty crap job. He hung up the phone! The emergancy services are supposed (even under US law) supposed to follow up on ALL calls.

Dont make excuses for this scrote!

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Female 1
Oh yeah I saw this on Cracked
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Male 138
That guy deserves to be fired... Really, if you cant handle somebody saying a few swear words when their father is potentially DYING... If he first found out it was something mild like reporting a theft then it would be more understandable.
Also notice how he tried to blame her?
"Do you know whats wrong?"
"No I couldnt get that out of her"

maybe if you didnt hang up...

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Female 1,082
what a douche! no she didn`t need to swear but she was freaking out of course she wasn`t thinking about being on her best behavior. i don`t think he should have gotten fired, but definitely more training and a law suit.
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Male 3,819
No she`s not in jail, but what happened is actually even worse. Yikes.

This guy and the cop who detained Ryan Moats need to go drive off a cliff together.

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Male 182
No reason to swear? Are you serious? If my dad was dying in front of me and 911 wasnt answering I`d be dropping F-Bombs like crazy.
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Male 119
post was misleading. she is not in jail. but yes the cop was a douche.
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Male 1,629
the cop coulda handled it alot better but she really had no reason to be swearing. i want to hear the first call recording and see what no quick answers means, i mean what can they tell u other then the ambulance is otw or some quick things you can do to help.
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Male 683
Hahaha! Lincoln Park, sorta like Linkin Park, lolz.
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Male 15
Horrible cop...
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Female 358
That made me so mad! As someone who has had to call 911 for her dad, I understand how freaked out she was. I would`ve been so upset if the 911 operator had hung up on me!
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Male 486
This was in a post on cracked a while ago. I can`t believe something as ridiculous as that can happen. I would be livid.
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Male 2,028
Hmm... *anger at ridiculous situation*
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Female 403
that`s messed up

if your dad is on the floor, possibly dying, you`re not going to care whether or not you are being polite and courteous

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Male 49
Terrible.
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Female 2,289
I`m glad her father is okay. I don`t even have words for that horses ass cop
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Male 155
her eyes don`t look real
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Female 320
WTF?
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Male 20,920
Link: 17-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Verbally Abusing 911 [Rate Link] - She was helping her father who was suffering from a stroke, she let a word slip and now she`s in jail for fake charges.
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