In this one, Mike the Cop is a dispatcher and taking a call of a mugging. The guy mugged has it down just about perfect on how people are today in how they view people as being racists and all that. The last thing mike the cop says hits it exactally on the head.
Sometimes on the news I’ve seen that they won’t say the Ethnicity of the man
doing the crime, because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s “feelings”.
It’s like, well, if you can’t tell me their race, age range, height range,
man or a woman, then the cops probably aren’t going to be able to figure out
who did a crime. lol. I mean, that’s what would make logical common sense,
Maybe the guy in the video making the call could have said this;
They’re part man and part woman, they’re a race of all ethnicities, their
height was not to short and not to tall, the age range wasn’t old, but wasn’t young.
Did that cover everything politically correctly? lol.
That way if someone says it like that, then it’s not their fault that they gave the
police no real information or real lead to help catch the criminal, but then
if the cops don’t catch the criminal the Liberals can blame the cops at least right?
I think I’m starting to understand Liberal Logic now!
What’s sad is that the Democrats care more about “Political Correctness”
and hurting someone’s “Feelings”, over the Laws of the United States
My local news has a habit of calling unknown Black suspects African Americans when all they know is witnesses or security cameras reported a Black face.
How do they know they are Americans? It could have been a Nigerian over here for a visit.
Sometimes you even get victims doing this. We had a guy do an armed robbery at a convenience store. Clerk calls in and gives a good description of his clothing but never mentions his race. Turns out he was black and our city is less than 1% black. As such that would have been a good thing to know given how many white guys wearing similar clothing we stopped in the area. When the officer asked her why she didn’t mention he was black she said she though it would be racist.
After gender, race is the most important descriptor a person can give you.
Side note. A now retired cop at my PD once worked for LAPD during the early 80’s. He talked about how the LAPD had to stop using vernacular like “male usual” when broadcasting attempt to locates out to other cars because it meant black male, aged 16-25. He said it was accurate for about 90% of the broadcasts they’d make and they began using to save air time. If people in the 80’s were getting upset over this I can only imagine how triggered they’d be now.
Try looking online for some really stupid calls dispatch has had to accept.
One of ‘em, in Brockton, MA, actually has a neat ending. A boy, about 9 years old, phoned because his mother wanted him in bed at the same time even though it was a school night.
Officer responds, as customary, as a wellness check. Before he leaves, the mother said “Please don’t go, Officer. Explain to him the consequences of non emergency 9 1 1 calls”—which the officer did.
A much older one, which I think still makes the rounds of ID type shows, I was living in Tampa at that time & we got a big laugh out of it.
Some wierdo stuck his penis in the drain of a motel swimming pool & couldn’t get out. Dispatcher was incredulous as to why the call was being placed.
One of our entry level workers gave notice citing she’d finally gotten her dream job—9 1 1 dispatch. Before about two years, she’d returned, accepting a billing job, & didn’t seem to want to talk about her experience in what was her dream job.
I simply haven’t the patience to deal with every caller. Interviewed once for the position fresh out of college, & it didn’t go well.
First part of post—Agreed. Don’t know why a dispatcher can’t instruct officers to BOLO black male or female.
Second—Sorry but Africans actually raised in those countries tend to disagree. Couldn’t repeat here the terms a few have used for their American born counterparts. One was pitching a fit about a young white man referring to her as “African American”, as she was raised in Liberia with African values—not to mention there are indigenous Africans who are white.