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Kids: Don't bother calling 911...

...they won't help you.

Hearing stuff like this really pisses me off. Please tell me what is the point of teaching children to call 911 for help if when they do, their pleas go unanswered?

Woman dies after son calls 911; dispatchers think it's a prank
An investigation is underway in Detroit after a six-year-old boy called 911 to get help for his mom, and the operator acted as if it were a joke.

Detroit NBC Affiliate WDIV reports that six-year-old Robert Turner called 911 on February 20. He thought his mother, 46-year-old Sherrill Turner, had passed out. She was later found dead.

911 tapes detail the call, where the boy tells a female operator that his mom had passed out. The operator demands to speak to an adult before sending police.

The boy eventually hung up and called back a short time later. This time, the same operator warns the boy that he could get in trouble for making a prank call to 911. The boy said police didn't arrive until three hours later and found his mother dead.

The boy is living with family members, who are now pursuing a lawsuit.

Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired.

Police continue to investigate.

This story pisses me off on so many levels, not the least of which is the fact that the dispatcher is not going to be fired. I don't care how many years of service that bitch has. She failed to help poor Robert when he needed help and because of her actions, he gets to grow up without a mother. Some service.

With 1000's of dispatch centers within the US, very few, if any, have mistakes of that magnitude. It is an unjustice to tell kids not to call 9-1-1 for assistance "because they won't help you" and with your inability to express yourself without cussing just confirms to me that you are an idiot.

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