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2013-04-12 04:22:21 PM  
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Or  give the dispatchers a button that charges $50 to a caller's phone bill.
2013-04-12 03:26:01 PM  
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Not sure those are " reasons not to call" as much as " inadequate reasons for calling."
2013-04-12 02:17:15 PM  
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Every community should have a web site like this:

http://whentocall911.com/call911.htm
2013-04-12 01:54:17 PM  
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orclover: Cops all need to go away or we will never progress as a society.


Yes, because anarchy has proven to be so successful.

DarkSoulNoHope: May I ask why he hasn't been arrested, especially after 77 times?!


He's probably one of the local nut job.  Dispatchers and first responders in every area know theirs by name.  As long as they aren't reporting false emergencies (which endanger everyone because of the elevated emergency response they require) it is often just easier to deal with in the field rather than go to the trouble of charging them.

If he gets charged, he'll get a public defender (on the taxpayer's dime).  Everyone who touched the call will have to appear in court (on the taxpayer's dime).  He'll plead guilty or get convicted and will be sentenced to a fine and at most a few days in the county jail.  He'll do the time (being fed and housed on the taxpayer's dime) but he won't pay the fine, which will lead to him being arrested and again provided several days of room and board (again, on the taxpayer's dime).  That's a whole lot of money and time wasted on a guy who's just going to do the same thing again the next time it suits him.

An ass-kicking or two MIGHT slow him down, but even that approach would probably only be a short term deterrent and there's that pesky cruel and unusual punishment thing too.
2013-04-12 01:53:55 PM  
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Alternative: Town prints up credit card sized calendars (to encourage people to keep them in wallet, etc) with a bunch of town numbers printed on the reverse. Send them out with property tax bills so there won't be any additional postage expense. Probably pay for itself in increased efficiency at the local town offices.

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