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2013-08-27 04:19:12 PM  
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2013-08-27 04:20:29 PM  

Loreweaver: feckingmorons: dotvincent: feckingmorons: eldritch2k4: feckingmorons:
Something is just not right about the story if the cops got the call of a battery in progress and didn't arrive for 45 minutes.

You may have heard the saying "When seconds count, the police are minutes away."

My (now ex-) step-father once pulled a gun on my mother, while he was in a drunken rage. She managed to flee to a neighbor's house, who called 911. It took 15 minutes for the cops to show up, while my mom, us kids, and the neighbor hid with nothing but a locked door standing between us and him. Lucky for us, the threat of the cops coming was enough to scare him off.

But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?


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2013-08-27 04:52:22 PM  

Loreweaver: But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?


I'm going to go with physical proximity and the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to where the call comes from. The police are not usually parked outside your house.
 
2013-08-27 05:02:12 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Loreweaver: But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?

I'm going to go with physical proximity and the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to where the call comes from. The police are not usually parked outside your house.


True, but even the fire department could get there in 10 minutes or less, and the FD was all volunteer (meaning only 1 person manning the station-house at any given hour, the rest on call).
 
2013-08-27 05:04:14 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Loreweaver: But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?

I'm going to go with physical proximity and the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to where the call comes from. The police are not usually parked outside your house.


Truth was, where we were living, any call that contains the words "husband" or "wife" was automatically tagged as "domestic dispute", regardless of what other words followed.
 
2013-08-27 05:23:34 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: Researcher:

1) Unless you have a weapon on your keys, your keys are not a weapon. (get a yawara or something if you really feel you need something like that. Or pepper spray... depending on your local laws).

I see the point behind doing this, but I always strongly advise anyone I know who has pepper spray on a keychain or in their purse to leave it at home.  If someone who is untrained in pepper spray uses it on an attacker that is close to them, both will become incapacitated especially in a small space like a car or alleyway.  Not a good situation to be in especially if the assailant can recover from the spray faster than you.

The police, when training with pepper spray, are required to have their eyes opened by hand and sprayed so they can know the effects and be somewhat used to them.  If you have never been sprayed before, it is really nasty stuff and will bring you to the ground.  Takes the fight right out of you.  IMO, if it is legal, I suggest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_%28law_enforcement%29#Expandable_ ba ton

for a personal defense weapon.  One swing of the metal ball to a person's kneecap and they'll never dance ballet again!

/Been sprayed
//Cried like a little girl watching bambi for the first time


You're misinformed or the jurisdiction near you is sadistic toward their officers. We don't get sprayed in open eyes due to the possibility of hydraulic needling effect which can damaged the eyes. We get sprayed on the forehead and it runs down into your eyes. Even when not in your eyes, OC burns like hell.
 
2013-08-27 05:30:03 PM  

Doom MD: feckingmorons: Don't they have 911 in Oregon? Why all the dicking around looking for the number for security and waiting for security? If someone is being battered call 911, the real police will arrive (soonish).

Thankfully we're trying to outlaw firearm possession.


Either you don't live in Oregon or you're an idiot. Oregon passed exactly zero gun control bills this session.
 
2013-08-27 05:42:45 PM  
Dog Man:

You're misinformed or the jurisdiction near you is sadistic toward their officers. We don't get sprayed in open eyes due to the possibility of hydraulic needling effect which can damaged the eyes. We get sprayed on the forehead and it runs down into your eyes. Even when not in your eyes, OC burns like hell.

The Captain who was our instructor blasted me after setting me up first. "Hey, FarkinHostile, this stuff isn't gonna work on you because of your training." I reply "Of course it's going to work...." Just as I inhale to finish my sentence, he gives me a full second of OCAT right in the face. I had it almost all the way to my lungs before I stopped breathing and exhaled it, and my face was covered.

Like 1000's of needles in my eyes. We had to force them open to get the full effect, but that was unnecessary with me. Then came the push ups, sit ups, and obstacle course to the bucket of water.
 
2013-08-27 06:30:26 PM  
That has to have sucked. Especially when you consider that water reactivates the OC and just spreads it around on you.
 
2013-08-27 08:31:22 PM  
Yeah, Gail Simone is awesome. I've loved her work since Birds of Prey, and Sinister Six was awesome until Nu52 came along and cancelled it. I follow her on Tumblr, and she followed me back after I dropped $100 at a comic store she was trying to help stay open.
 
2013-08-27 08:35:10 PM  

s1ugg0: No real self defense class teaches that.


Yes, they do.

At the women's center I volunteer at, we have a self defense course.  One example: If you are grabbed from behind... start by stomping your heel down on his toes.  Then try and aim an elbow at his neck/face.  If that hasn't gotten you free, put your foot against the inside of his knee and push it out until you hear it crack.  If you have keys, use them.  If you have a ball point pen, put it in his neck.  If you have pepper spray, throw it away, it's farking worthless.  As soon as you get free, RUN.  (this is where the class diverges a bit, the usual instructor is a cop and stops there, the "volunteers" take over)  Now that you have him on the ground, stomp on his neck, break his legs, gouge his eyes out and THEN run.

Your life or his, pick one.  Those are the only two options that exist if you are being attacked, and acting like it's otherwise is stupid beyond belief.

I don't know where you are getting your info, but it's basically just wrong.  Either from the instructor, or from you, it doesn't matter.  You fight for your life, and you use what you have.  Period.  If you teach anything else, you teach failure.
 
2013-08-28 12:24:51 AM  
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2013-08-28 02:45:33 AM  

vodka: [300x257 from http://i.imgur.com/kitl5tn.jpg image 300x257]


Where can I order one of these for my sister?  She's all of 4'9 and could use a little extra help in the self defense dept
 
2013-08-28 04:16:42 AM  
"So this happened"

Stupidest farking saying in recent memory.
 
2013-08-28 09:52:48 AM  

Thresher: vodka: [300x257 from http://i.imgur.com/kitl5tn.jpg image 300x257]

Where can I order one of these for my sister?  She's all of 4'9 and could use a little extra help in the self defense dept


Is she hot?  If not, don't worry about it.
 
2013-08-28 10:21:29 AM  
 
2013-08-28 01:46:17 PM  
They were unavailable because of a "Roll Call"

I know what kind of roll:

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2013-08-28 03:34:22 PM  
From TFA: "when I worked at a crisis center"... This is why I'm willing to believe the story.  Why I'm willing to believe that the author put herself in harms way when she heard a woman screaming.
 
2013-08-28 04:23:01 PM  

Rwa2play: s1ugg0: Rwa2play:So the guy dated another girl and it was ok for him, but she went to see another guy and he got pissed off about it?!

And men wonder why we have such a bad rep.

Actually men wonder why we're all lumped in one group.  I once took a 3 man beating to make sure a woman was unharmed.  I've been with, and faithful to, the same woman for 11 years.  Why put me in the same category as this piece of garbage?

Fafai: Yep. Men don't have any monopoly on hypocrisy. There are plenty of people, men or otherwise, who think and act like the rules don't apply to them.

No, but it seems that most single men and some women feel entitled to do what they want after a break or a break-up.


Uncle Tom motherfarker. Fark off.
 
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