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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Minneapolis quickly responds to its failure of not answering 911 calls promptly, by ensuring the calls will be answered after 10 seconds by a machine   (startribune.com) divider line 2
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2012-10-10 10:26:55 AM  
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"We had the news media calling in the middle of this and other administrative calls," she said.

Somebody needs to explain to me why the news media thinks it's a good idea to call 911 in the middle of a shooting incident and tie up the lines.
2012-10-10 10:24:36 AM  
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The idea of this wouldn't be entirely bad if it met a few conditions.

1) any calls received by the automated system would attempt to locate the source of the call.

2) any cals received by the automated system would record any audio of what is happening on the callers end

3) A human operator is notified, preferably with loud buzzers and flashing red lights, when a call is being handled by the automated system.
 
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