Thought I’d mash two current stories together. I’ll start with George Zimmerman because both the evidence and the lies are VERY useful for the 2nd story. Let’s read part of the transcript:
Zimmerman: Yeah. You go in straight through the entrance and then you would go left. You go straight in, don’t turn and make a left.
911 dispatcher: He’s running? Which way is he running?
Zimmerman: Down toward the other entrance of the neighborhood.
911 dispatcher: OK, which entrance is that he’s headed towards?
Zimmerman: The back entrance. F***ing (unintelligible)
911 dispatcher: Are you following him?
911 dispatcher: OK. We don’t need you to do that.
911 dispatcher: Alright, sir, what is your name?
Zimmerman: George. He ran.
First up this above line has been twisted to “George Zimmerman tracked down Trayvon and attacked him against direct orders from the Police!” 100% bullshit. Martin allegedly ran away, Zimmerman obviously was simply walking, and while he was talking with 911 dispach, and not the Police, their “Order” of “OK. We don’t need you to do that.” was about as lackluster an “Order” as you can get. Further he both verbally complies, and you can her he’s no long walking, and certainly if he took off running it would have to be several minuets later as he begins talking about contact information with dispatch.
Still let’s compare this view that 911 is the word of god that needs to be followed, with this story.
Sam Lucas: “Yes, this is Sam Lucas we live up in the foothills and we just got home and it looks like there’s a fire at the foot of Cathedral Spires, there was-”
Dispatch: “Yes, that is a controlled burn. The [Colorado State] Forest Service is out there on scene.”
Sam Lucas: “You know we’ve got 79 mile per hour winds up here and they’ve got controlled burns?”
Sam Lucas: “Oh, wonderful. Thank you.”
Dispatch: “Uh-huh, bye.” …..
Sam and his wife, Linda Moaneti Lucas, were among the three people killed in the fire.
Now I’m in NO way going to disparage 911 dispatchers. They are all heros, because they are there to take your call when you most need them. Even if you don’t pay your phone bill and your service gets shut off you can still call THESE people! But we must make note that these people are 100% blind. They sit in an office and they can only “see” what people calling in are seeing, and what police and news media are reporting. This dispatcher likely wasn’t negligent in pointing out that the smoke was from the “Controlled burn” as they hadn’t been informed that the “Controlled burn” had turned into the monster that is a wild fire.
Still in this case he followed the “Orders” of the dispatcher and he and his wife were killed.
In the gun control world I point out that there is NOBODY who is truly Anti-gun. Pro-gun people like to keep and bear arms, anti-gun people don’t like guns…but if trouble comes their way 911 becomes “Dial-A-Gun” where police will come and bring their guns, and use them if needed. (tho rarely as its generally too late by then)
You can only trust yourself for your own well-being. Others can and will help, but if you depend on them exclusively it very will may be the last thing you do!
Be safe out there!