Saturday, January 7, 2012

Citizens : The City's Piggy Bank

Adam Carolla's January 4th show ( warning : strong language ) starts off by discussing how the city sees its citizens as piggy banks. For as much as we pay in taxes and permits one would expect to get service from the cops in an emergency.

Adam recounts a story about when he was away and his wife was home alone; a drunk driver drove into a wall of their house. Adam's wife calls 911 and the operator asks, "How bad is it?" Adam's neighbor also called 911. Cops did not show up. However, OnStar sent a tow truck and got the drunk driver a ride home.

But it wasn't all that bad. 911 did call back to see if everything was okay.

So maybe this is just a problem with Los Angeles, right? Nope. How about Detroit.

Imagine your mom calls you when she gets home and phones you that her front door is broken in. You tell her to call 911 and you will be right over.

It takes you an hour to get to your mom's apartment. The cops are not there yet. So you call 911 again.

After an hour the cops have not come around. So you call 911 again. The cops finally come and take statements and tell you there is not much they can do.

"Not much they can do" except give the victim a misdemeanor ticket for calling 911 three times that could result in a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

Boys and girls, you need to buy a gun. I don't think I really need to explain why, do I?

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