exick: I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment
exick: I'm curious about the content of this bit:"My husband is disconnected from reality," Marlene Yazar is heard telling the operator from her mother's house in Katy, just before noon on Dec. 30, 2012. "He's just talking crazy things, like the world is going to end. And he's been like this for two or three days now."The operator pounds her with questions and she answers them. No, he doesn't have a weapon, she says, but yes he could become violent if he thinks officers are coming to attack him.It says the 911 operator asked her more questions. What were they and did she lie when answering them? I have to imagine that one of them was "Is he on anything?" In another part of the article, it says that the husband had been experimenting with DMT. If the wife knew that but didn't answer that question truthfully, I could see her being on the hook for that. Even if she did, I still think it's unfair for someone calling 911 to be held responsible for failing to do a thorough threat assessment.
scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.Thanks a lot, subby.Best I could find: http://boingboing.net/2014/04/01/houston-family-calls-911-when.htmlFrom what it sounds like, he's suing the family because they failed to warn him about the craziness he was going into.
Sin_City_Superhero: To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to HoustonChronicle.com.Thanks a lot, subby.
If you like these links, you'll love
$5 a month since 19 aught diddly.
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Sep 19 2017 14:29:27
Runtime: 0.224 sec (223 ms)