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Date: 05/07/13 07:07 AM

26 Responses to Amanda Berry`s Call To 911

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:11 am
    Link: Amanda Berry`s Call To 911 - Is it just me or does the 911 operator have all the compassion of a toad? Don`t they usually stay on with a victim?
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1851 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:25 am
    Heard it earlier today on the radio. I think the operator wanted to get back to reading Cosmopolitan or playing Angry Birds or something.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Wow. What a story. 3 brothers w/ 3 sex slaves for 10 years.

    Make these guys roommates with Jody Arias.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 7:56 am
    @Kitteh, no...they don`t usually stay on the line with the victim unless there`s a major physical trauma...at least not in the places I`ve lived in.

    The dispatcher assured that she was with people; she assured that she would be somewhat safe until further assistance arrived; she did her job and cleared the line for the next calamity.
    Compassion isn`t really a part of the job description. (Though I`m sure that all three women have received plenty enough by now...I`m sure that they`d break down in tears of joy after someone gives them so much as a genuine smile after what they`ve had to live through.)

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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 8:07 am
    jeesuus, How about you go looking for a new job mister i don`t seem to give a damn about yer story. I dunt care is she dounds drunk or on drugs. she called because she needed help. thazz your job.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 8:17 am
    Their kidnappers were atheist, here we have another example of atheists acting like savages.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am
    Their kidnappers were atheist, here we have another example of atheists acting like savages.

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 8:39 am
    GeoGypsy, in the U.S. the operators generally stay on the line with the caller until police arrive.

    Why stay on the line with a 911 call

    911 operators are trained to remain on the line with callers until the situation has been handed off to emergency crews. See #3

    I think the operator was a `him`.
    He seemed so eager to her off the phone she wanted help was panicked because she had escaped her kidnapper.

    The biggest problem I have with it is the operator repeatedly told her to `tell the police` & he tried to dismiss her before getting names of perps or descriptions or where abouts also. Just seemed odd to me.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:11 am
    @ kitteh, 1st link

    "One of the most important things you wanna remember when you`re on line with a 911 operator or dispatcher is to stay on the line with them until they let you know that it`s okay to disconnect."


    Second link: 3. (as cited)
    "Stay on the line until the 911 operator hangs up. This may not be until emergency crews have arrived. 911 operators are trained to remain on the line with callers until the situation has been handed off to emergency crews. Never hang up until instructed to do so by the 911 operator."

    I take this to mean that it`s possible for a dispatcher to wish to remain on the line until crews arrive at the scene. This also seems to be implying that dispatchers may disconnect prior to this because they`ve obtained enough information to pass the required designations along to the correct crews who have been dispatched and are presently on transit to the scene.

    Could just be a reading comprehension
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:12 am
    error.

    Thank you, yes. I wasn`t paying that close attention to the dispatchers voice. Definitely male.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:13 am
    I`ll give it another listen for the dismissing tones you speak of.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:15 am
    C`mon admin Paperduck is clearly trolling.
  14. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Geogypsy if you listen he does eventually ask for the kidnappers name and description, etc. but not before already telling her to `tell the police` and trying to disconnect. It seemed like an after thought. `Oh hey, better ask for a description`.

    If they had disconnected after the first `tell the police` and the kidnapper returned and killed her, they may have never known who was involved (as far as the dispatcher knew). Of course they had an address, but he wasn`t trying to get vital information in the beginning. He just seemed dismissive the whole time. Tell the police (not my job) tell the police (not me) tell the police (I dont have time for you, sorry you`re traumatized)
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:27 am
    Kay. Confirms her address.
    Tells her to stay with neighbours until police get there.
    At this point he instructs her to talk to the police when they get there a couple of times.
    Assures her that as soon as they get a car open they`re sending one her way.
    (All under 1 minute response time)
    Reassures her that they`re sending officers now.
    They`ll try to be there before monster face douche nozzle comes home.
    Gets name of monster face douche nozzle.
    Gets age.
    Tells her that he understood who she said she was...wants to reconfirm name of monster face douche nozzle so that a background check can be run.

    I think that a part of the reason why he may have been so hasty is that he was worried that she would draw attention to herself. She was getting worked up, her little girl was crying. She was only across the street from her place of captivity and could easily be detected by the unsavory freaks...who we pretty much know are capable of far worse tha
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:28 am
    n murder.

    I feel as if the dispatcher dealt with it promptly and efficiently.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:28 am
    But I can definitely see your point as well Kitteh.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:29 am
    At about the :57 mark she says, `we need police before he gets back`. The fear in her voice that this kidnapper of 3 women (that we know of) was possibly coming back soon should spark something.

    There were still victims in the house he could harm. They weren`t safe yet. She didn`t even get to tell him about the other victims. A few seconds in and we get the `tell the police`.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:34 am
    I just guess that I didn`t think it was his intention to disconnect after instructing her to inform the police...I thought that he was implying, "This isn`t the time or place to unleash the entire story of your decade of travail because I`m not the best person to talk to."
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:37 am
    Again, I do agree with you that this woman deserves patience and compassion and respect.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:45 am
    Geogypsy I don`t think she wanted to tell him about the entire ten years.
    He should have asked:
    How many victims?
    Is anyone in danger now?
    How many Perps? Just one? 3? Their names?
    Is he armed?
    When is he expected back?
    Where is he now so we can arrest this POS scumbag?

    I would have expected that, but not `tell the police` what at least 6 or 7 times? I would have to go count to be 100% sure.
    He says it repeatedly when she isn`t even talking, why? He wanted to hang up. If you listen at around :42ish you can hear him say thank you very quietly like some people do when they disconnect a call.
    Thank you, Click. Why say thank you unless you wanted to hang up?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I think everyone is posting out their asses.
    For all we know there might have been 6 lines on hold waiting for someone @ 911 to answer and he needed to move on to them. Or not. we don`t know.

    As for the dumbass "atheist" comment, No comment.
  23. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 10:11 am
    " If you listen at around :42ish you can hear him say thank you very quietly like some people do when they disconnect a call. "

    Yeah, I did hear that. It`s possible that he was thanking her for acknowledging his request.

    I am totally unsure. I have nothing but loose speculation to pull me through here...I am definitely not above acceding that any subjective perception I have presented thus far could be totally out to sea. (I`m definitely mistaken more often than I`m correct)

    But

    "He should have asked:
    How many victims?
    Is anyone in danger now?
    How many Perps? Just one? 3? Their names?
    Is he armed?
    When is he expected back?
    Where is he now so we can arrest this POS scumbag?"

    I agree.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 11:59 am
    Who?
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2314 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Contrary to trite, godawful Hollywood movies, 911 operators are expected to keep calm and dispassionate- even during the most horrendous calls. Could she have done a better job at asking questions?- Sure. Does she usually? Will she in the future? Do you perform YOUR job at 100%, 100% of the time? Doubtful. Police, fire and other first responders have to witness carnage on a daily basis, but 911 operators only have their imaginings of what`s transpiring- I think that would be a bit harder to deal with.
  26. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    I guess others came to the same conclusion as I did about the operator:

    Should the operator have stayed on the line? 911 call concerns some pros

    Cleveland police reviewing handling of kidnap victim`s 911 call

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