If the Obama Administration Ran Your Local Police Department


Transcript from dispatch center:

911 Operator: 9-1-1, what is your emergency?

Caller: I’m calling from 1324 Elm Street. I’m upstairs hiding in a closet, and some men with guns just broke in downstairs and they’re robbing my family.

Operator: Hmmm. 1324 Elm Street. I don’t think we have anyone in that area.

Caller: What?

Operator: Well, that’s pretty far from the police station. I don’t think we can have anyone get there in time.

Caller: But they’re downstairs right now! I can hear them! They’re threatening to kill my family!

Operator: And besides, we can’t send officers into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on.

Caller: But I just told you what’s going on! There are men downstairs with guns robbing us and threatening to kill my family!

Operator: Are you sure you didn’t do anything to bring this on? Have you angered these men in some way? Does your family have a history of disrespecting their faith traditions, perhaps?

Gunshots and screaming are heard in the background.

Caller: They’re shooting them now! They’re killing them! Are you sending anyone?

More gunshots and screaming, then silence.

Caller: Hello? Are you there?

Operator: Yes, I’m here.

Caller: I just heard the men leave. I think my whole family is dead. Is anyone coming?

Operator: What difference, at this point, does it make?

Caller: What?

Operator: We’ll send someone out in a couple weeks to investigate.

 A click is heard as the line goes dead.

Members have made 25 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Quinn the Eskimo Member

    Yeah, that’s about right.

    • #1
    • May 21, 2013 at 8:48 am
  2. Profile photo of Hartmann von Aue Member

    Somebody shoot the ad for television. Yesterday.

    • #2
    • May 21, 2013 at 8:53 am
  3. Profile photo of Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, … Inactive

    I blame YouTube.

    • #3
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:19 am
  4. Profile photo of Blue State Hostage Member

    And then the police would hold a press conference claiming that the intruders were enraged by a YouTube video.

    • #4
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:19 am
  5. Profile photo of The Mugwump Inactive

    I’m starting to question the narrative that the order to stand down was based on indifference to the fate of the men under fire. Roger Simon at PJM says that new witnesses are about to come forward. The House committee investigating this matter has just begun to peal the onion. I’m going to break the CoC by suggesting that someone got deliberately double-crossed in Benghazi. Given the people involved my suspicion is not beyond the realm of possibility. 

    • #5
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:29 am
  6. Profile photo of skipsul Moderator

    You forgot the part where, as the police chief is up for re-election, he is going around citing how much crime has gone down on his watch, and how safe places like Elm street are. This horrible “incident” was clearly a spontaneous accident of multiple people unsafely cleaning loaded firearms while watching Bill O’Reilly. Spontaneous TV rage.

    • #6
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:32 am
  7. Profile photo of Richard Fulmer Member

    NY Times Headline: NRA to Exploit Deaths for Political Gain

    • #7
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:36 am
  8. Profile photo of Robert Dammers Thatcher

    You can transform this dialogue – just imply that you have the intruder in your sights, and are about to open fire. Behold, instant police involvement. At least, that’s the way it works in England.

    • #8
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:44 am
  9. Profile photo of neutral observer Thatcher


    • #9
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:49 am
  10. Profile photo of Percival Thatcher

    Police and fire department maintain a certain level of professionality that the Obama administration lacks. Apparently, to “be in charge” for these people is to have no knowledge or involvment with anything being done by their department.

    • #10
    • May 21, 2013 at 9:51 am
  11. Profile photo of lostingotham Inactive

    Operator: But I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that we’ll be keeping the Chief of Police up-to-date throughout the evening.

    • #11
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:01 am
  12. Profile photo of Crow's Nest Member
    • #12
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:08 am
  13. Profile photo of Hydrogia Inactive

    This is not as farfetched a scenario as one may wish. The Police and courts in the US are already infiltrated and indoctrinated in progressive doctrine to a startling degree. This translates to corruption, patronage, abuse of power and the subversion of law enforcement to a revenue generator and the advancement of so called social justice. The American Sheeple have rolled over and abandoned to a decisive extent the principles of our founding and the affluent and special government apparatchiks are increasingly free to wreak havoc at will without concern. This is the tip of the iceberg, hardly news to anyone informed about the ideology of our illegitimate traitor president, Barry Sotero who was recruited and nurtured by the likes of Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers and brought to power by media manipulation.

    • #14
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:23 am
  14. Profile photo of Andrew Inactive

    The police would have come but you didn’t want to pay higher taxes and they are short one squad car. So, it’s your fault. If you want to complain, the Chief will be back from Hawaii in two weeks. All of the crime and fiscal problems have really worn him out.

    • #15
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:30 am
  15. Profile photo of Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, … Inactive

    The Operator should also ask:

    “How many trimesters are you along in your journey as a citizen of the United States?”

    • #16
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:40 am
  16. Profile photo of Richard Fulmer Member
    lostingotham: Operator: But I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that we’ll be keeping the Chief of Police up-to-date throughout the evening.

    At least until he leaves in the morning for his monthly gambling vacation in Las Vegas.

    • #17
    • May 21, 2013 at 10:45 am
  17. Profile photo of Andrew Inactive

    Remember that commercial in 2008 about the phone ringing at 3am and who should be the one to answer it? I think a great RNC ad now would show the answering machine pick up and deliver a recording of one of Obama’s lame excuses for not being available.

    • #18
    • May 21, 2013 at 11:34 am
  18. Profile photo of ctlaw Thatcher

    But in the real world, we have:

    Caller: Two minutes ago there was a police car with two officers across the street.

    Operator: Oh, they’re still there.

    Caller: Please tell them to hurry.

    Operator: That unit has not been certified for hostage rescue.

    Caller: But they’re carrying M4 assault rifles, the real kind, not like my semi-auto you confiscated last year.

    Operator: They’re only allowed to use those guns for self defense or against unarmed persons. By the way thank you for the gun, my brother loves it.

    • #19
    • May 21, 2013 at 11:51 am
  19. Profile photo of doc molloy Inactive

    911.. all over again.. and again.. and again..

    • #20
    • May 22, 2013 at 1:40 am
  20. Profile photo of jonsouth Inactive

    Then in a win for you, your local representative agrees to raise the matter in a TV interview. Unfortunately the interviewer is Candy Crowley…

    • #21
    • May 22, 2013 at 11:01 am
  21. Profile photo of Steve MacDonald Inactive

    Actually somewhat understates the case. Sept. 11 is a day when every US based business overseas goes into extra security mode – and I once thought our diplomatic core did as well. The area involved was recently a war zone. AQ affiliated terrorists had driven the British out of the zone with an assassination attempt. Logically the police station should be next door – but was not as it might offend the neighbourhood.

    • #22
    • May 23, 2013 at 2:01 am
  22. Profile photo of reidspoorhouse Inactive

    Nah! nobody would believe that script. Too unbelievable!

    • #23
    • May 23, 2013 at 6:59 am
  23. Profile photo of Wes Inactive

    There is a Federal Police Force and they were in evidence at tea party demonstrations (peaceful of course) at IRS offices across the country. POLICE was written on the sides of the vehicles and Homeland Security was in much smaller letters. The uniformed officers were armed. Apparently Janet Napolitano is our Federal Police Chief!

    • #24
    • May 27, 2013 at 3:23 am
  24. Profile photo of Peckish Cedar Inactive
    The police analogy is good, but the folks in harm’s way were independent. A better might be an army patrol cutoff behind enemy lines. It was our military’s motto to leave no man behind. Sure helps moral in the ranks to know they’re coming to get you or avenge you. Some may remember the scene in 1950s movie South Pacific where the Ray Walston character was in a life raft just out of rifle range of two Japanese held islands. In the James Michener book on which the movie was based the real Navy spent over $1M in 1940s money to save that one man. I’m sure that wasn’t in the Navy’s budget, but I’m sure it was priceless for moral. Couple of quick notes, any standard Navy fighter stationed at Sigonella NAS could have made it to Benghazi in 45 minutes. The Seals had the mortar positions painted, so that would have been EASY. Remember a surveillance drone was already there and it had to come from somewhere. Also, “not enough time” was said in retrospect. When the no-go decision was made they had no idea how much time they had. 
    • #25
    • May 28, 2013 at 6:32 am