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(Chicago Sun-Times)   New study conducted by the Romero Institute of Chicago proves 911 response times vary depending on how close you live to a police station and whether or not your home is located in the middle of a gang warzone   (suntimes.com) divider line 4
    More: Obvious, Romero Institute, Chicago, not equal, Chicago Police Department, Jarrett Barrios, Chicago Sun-Times, South Chicago  
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2014-03-29 09:23:35 PM
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Freudian_slipknot: Doom MD: Good thing Chicago has such robust gun rights.

Yeah. More guns would definitely help.

/lives in Chicago
//in a gang zone
///more guns would help 0%. Or less.


Only if in the wrong hands. On my block, every other house is armed. Guess what happens...

/closest station is five minutes away.
//STILL takes 20 minutes to respond.
2014-03-29 07:36:50 PM
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So much this and so much duh. Every day of my job as a dispatcher in a near-bankrupt city is an attempt to explain this to people. Yes, I (usually) feel bad; no, there's nothing I can do. Also, the ambulance doesn't teleport to your house within three seconds of you calling. They have to DRIVE there from their station.
2014-03-29 06:04:28 PM
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thehobbes: Meh. Understaffing is due to profit margins


Chicago's municipal EMS is run by the Fire Department.

news.medill.northwestern.edu

Why should "profit margins" matter to a fire department? I mean, this IS the IAFF selling point, right?
2014-03-29 05:42:17 PM
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