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911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts

CBS Seattle: An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.
Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.
“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”
The woman told the dispatcher that Bellah previously attacked her and left her hospitalized a few weeks prior to the latest incident. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.
“Once again it’s unfortunate you guys don’t have any law enforcement out there,” the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio. The woman responded: “Yeah, it doesn’t matter, if he gets in the house I’m done.”
Police say Bellah choked the woman and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested by Oregon State Police following the incident. “There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have another victim,” Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberson told Oregon Public Radio. “If you don’t pay the bill, you don’t get the service.”
The sheriff’s department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left.
The sheriff’s department even put out a press release warning domestic violence victims to “consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services.”
Bellah pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sex abuse and assault.

Girls, learn to protect yourselves!

Girls, learn to protect yourselves!


Girls, don’t let yourself become a victim. Get to the range and practice, practice, practice. It’s the best home defense system money can buy.
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Dr. Eowyn
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“police may or may not show up”
Why be predictable? Leave them guessing! [Snark]

Michael Joseph May
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Michael Joseph May

How very true……..! As a male citizen, I have arrested someone in possesion of my vehicle which was reported stolen 2 days prior. The vehicle was spotted by an employee and he notified me and I immediately contacted the police, then that employee went home again and saw the vehicle again, and again the employee notified me and I contacted the police for that jurisdiction. The employee went home to go to sleep and saw the vehicle a third time and no police it was now 10:30pm 1 1/2 after the first call. I put on a pair of shorts… Read more »

japoa
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” Can you ask him to go away?” 1st brilliant statement of article .
” Consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services “. 2nd brilliant statement of article .
I guess it would have been un-p.c. to actually tell people in that press release the truth and tell them to arm themselves .

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Ammo is good… buy all you can.

TrailDust
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Why do so many of the 911 operators sound and act like Affirmative Action recipients?