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“Yeah, We’re Not Going To Be Sending Anyone On That”

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A longtime reader has a husband who’s a police dispatcher. He recently put a pillow biting progtard in their place.

This is beautiful-

My husband is a police dispatcher for a large XXX  XXXX city. His job entails monitoring his own bank of four computer screens and dispatching the police officers in a very busy area of the city and monitoring adjacent areas.  There are other people who answer the 911 calls and then send the calls to the appropriate dispatcher. Yesterday, he got a call to dispatch the police to an elementary school because an 8 yr old boy made…gasp!…a little paper gun. Oh, my gawd!!!!! Call the SWAT team.

So, my husband being a man with common sense, plus a finely tuned sense of the absurd, called the school back and said, “Yeah, we’re not sending police officers out on this.  This can be handled at your level under whatever policies you have at your school.He spoke to the school psychologist, for Pete’s sake.  The school psychologist wanted the police to come. And do what?  Our society is becoming ridiculously dependent upon government agencies to do their thinking for them.

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I’ll let the reader identify themselves. But, to the husband, I applaud you.

 

» 46 Comments

  1. Troy

    December 21st, 2012

    K eep
    O ur
    O wn
    K ids
    S afe

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  2. Anonymous

    December 21st, 2012

    Police should have gone to the school and arrested the school psychologist for stealing a salary and benefits.

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  3. eternal cracker p

    December 21st, 2012

    At that age I remember bending paper clips, stretch a rubber band between the fingers and shoot the paper clip sling shot style a good 30-40 feet. It would penetrate paper and give someone a small bruise and if you were lucky a small cut. No one ever got in trouble, no cops called. Just a couple cuts and bruises.

    Along the same lines, my 8yr old kid was told by the teacher he isn’t allowed to take apart pens, where if you take the spring from the ink side and stuff it in the clicker side and hold it with a piece of wadding you can “click-shoot” a harmless peice of plastic all of 2-3 feet. My kid told me the teacher said people can get hurt. Theriouthly??

    When I drop my kids off at school these days, when they open the door I loudly state, “OBAMAFONE!” and the kids pick up on it and chant “OBAMAFONE” as they walk into the school. Dunno, but it’s funny, and I’m waiting for a note on that one too.

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  4. Diann

    December 21st, 2012

    You know, I think a well placed pair of scissors could have taken care of that paper gun handily.

    Kudos to an intelligent man who is clearly a resident of Realville.

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  5. IronyCurtain

    December 21st, 2012

    Even better – the dispatcher could have said, “Ma’am, simply make a paper Biden to take care of that kid.”

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  6. norman einstein

    December 21st, 2012

    What’s next? A kid will be suspended for making a ‘finger gun’?
    Nothing would surprise me anymore. They are insane.

    @eternal cracker, love the “obamaphone chant”.
    And your kids sound like good ‘uns.

    @Diann, a pair of SCISSORS??? Are you crazy?
    Scissors are sharp and pointy… are you telling me they haven’t been banned???
    This is an outrage. They should be using Nerf scissors!

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  7. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    It sound like they caught the little bastard before he had a chance to make the paper bullets. Wooo. That was a close one.

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  8. CrustyB

    December 21st, 2012

    When I was a kid I took some wood, nails and paint and made my own custom gun rack for all my toy guns. Hung it on the basement wall. Today that would get me locked in a juvenile hall.

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  9. Doc

    December 21st, 2012

    I think if I were the Watch Commander and found out about that call, I’d have sent SWAT to the school just for the media coverage to expose these morons for what they are. And let them take some heat.

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  10. aleon

    December 21st, 2012

    It’s easy to see why the libtards want to grow government. They can’t get through a single minute of the day without the government holding their hand telling them what to do and how to do it. I say it’s time to pull the plug on their life support.

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  11. Left Coast Dan

    December 21st, 2012

    @norman – ha, you think you’re being funny but that has already happened. Many times – just google it.

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  12. MADJACK

    December 21st, 2012

    omg, omg, watch out for those papergun cuts. :shock:

    liberalism is definitely a mental disease.

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  13. WiscoDave

    December 21st, 2012

    @norman einstein;
    Not suspended but they wanted him to change his name.
    http://now.msn.com/school-says-deaf-boys-name-sign-looks-too-much-like-a-gun.

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  14. Claudia

    December 21st, 2012

    I can imagine the confusion in that libturds brain. It would be unimaginable to them why the police wouldn’t take this seriously.

    They are so entrenched in their fantasy land that reality has become fantasy for them.

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  15. AbigailAdams

    December 21st, 2012

    Unfortunately, it seems likely that there was not only a school psych involved, but undoubtedly a teacher who sent the poor lad to him. Two *adults*, and probably a principal who was also conferred. Make that three *adults*. These idiots have no idea how much they cost the taxpayers when they open themselves up to lawsuits.

    Someone should have drawn a loony bin and put them in it.

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  16. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Claudia, I found it ironic that the school psychologist who is there, presumably, to deal with emotional and psychological issues. But this one was going to instill fear and loathing into this little boy by adding a uniformed police officer into the mix! My husband is a good dispatcher!

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  17. Racist

    December 21st, 2012

    I’ll go ya one better…
    I’m about to head to my son’s HIGH SCHOOL to show my Obama. Being the dumb 14yr old boy he is, he and one of his friends thought it would be funnyt to light a green smoke bomb for a little Christmas cheer. So the skool gave him 10 days suspension, recommendation for long term expulsion, and the God damn Resource officer is PRESSING WEAPONS CHARGES and some other charge that they can’t even tell me what it is!!!! It’s about to get UGLY in OC!!!

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  18. Mr.Pinko

    December 21st, 2012

    I would show up with paper handcuffs

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  19. Racist

    December 21st, 2012

    Deep breaths george deep breath…

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  20. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    Racist, If you lived in Cali I tell you go get a lawyer NOW. We have some fiends, great family, that’s oldest boy set blew up a wooded box with an m-80. The local authorities charged him with the exact same charges as the UNI BOMBER.

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  21. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Racist, I guess the days are gone when kids can do goofy things and the teachers send them to the principal and they have a Saturday detention or two. The end. I hope your situation can be resolved without all that ridiculously harsh punishment. Ugh.

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  22. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 21st, 2012

    Don’t they know that the paper gun is only a metaphor for the real thing?

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  23. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Bad Brad, my older brother and I did that to our neighbor’s mailbox when we were dumb kids. Well, my brother did it; I was only the observer! Not a word was ever said. No police called. The good old days.

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  24. Left Coast Dan

    December 21st, 2012

    I saw a comment on Facebook about how terrifying it would be for kids if there were an armed guard at every school. How about how terrifying it was to hold nuclear attack drills for decades? How about telling kids the world is going to overheat because of the cars mommy and daddy are driving? Look at the surveys of kids, and the fears they have that are not from what is actually happening but from what they are told to fear. Terror comes from media indoctrination, not from protective actions. And then they point at the children’s fear, which they have created, as a reason to take irrelevant, controlling actions!

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  25. Piker

    December 21st, 2012

    I had a speech class where we were to do a “demonstration speech”… I demonstrated how to field strip and clean a shot gun…I’d still be in prison if today’s prevailing winds were blowing back then.

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  26. Claudia

    December 21st, 2012

    conservative cowgirl – tell your husband he is our hero!

    Racist – I’ll pray for you. Remember that they are unhinged sad little creatures that have no purpose in life other than to create madness. I pray that your logic will seep it’s way thru their tortured brain cells into whatever reality they may have wandering around in their skulls.

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  27. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Claudia, thanks! I’ll pass it along.

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  28. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Claudia, actually his police department should thank him for preventing an embarassing newspaper article about it!! :)

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  29. Mountain Dog

    December 21st, 2012

    The education system needs to have its own stupidity game show. They would have plenty of contestants.

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  30. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    Racist, Doesn’t sound good. We were all 14 and dumb. Give us an update when you can. Good luck.

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  31. Mountain Dog

    December 21st, 2012

    @conservative cowgirl

    My daughter used to dispatch. She got plenty of wacky calls, but this one tops all of them.
    Kudos to your husband for the way he handled it.

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  32. Raftsman

    December 21st, 2012

    It would be a funny story but it did happen in Canada.

    Dad arrested over daughter’s gun drawing.
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2012/02/20120224-095016.html

    Its a WTF world out there

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  33. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Racist: James E. Trott, attorney in F.V. I knew him when I lived down there and he is serious-minded and has a good background for dealing with the school resource officer…if you catch my meaning.

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  34. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    @Mountain Dog, thanks! I wouldn’t want to do that job,especially these days…

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  35. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    CC, He will need that attorney to deal with the school district and another one to deal with the D.A. And the innocent until proven guilty thing is a myth. Hopefully the D.A. is a common sense guy and refuses to prosecute. Kids and families should not pay such high prices for a moment of stupidity.

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  36. Noodengr

    December 21st, 2012

    Raftsman, i would not have believed that was possible. thanks for the link, all i can do is shake my head. Common sense died so long ago even today’s young adults can’t remember what it is.

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  37. BigFurHat

    December 21st, 2012

    This is still my favorite, and I alluded to it in a different post-
    http://www.wkrn.com/story/16325409/gun-shaped-pizza-slice

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  38. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 21st, 2012

    A paper gun? Um. That’s Origami.
    People pay good money to learn that shit. lol

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  39. Blink

    December 21st, 2012

    A friend – The mother of an 18 year old boy was called earlier this week by the vice principle of the school her son attends. The principle asked if they had guns in their home and did she think her son capable of obtaining a gun and coming to the school and harming others.

    This line of questioning was very upsetting. Her son is known to be very quiet, but well behaved, and a good kid. The principle couldn’t understand why Mom was upset and indeed told her she ought to be grateful and happy that he called her with warnings about her son.

    What had the son done that prompted this call?

    One of his teachers had asked the class to write an essay about the recent events in Newtown. I haven’t read the essay, but was given this summary of his 3 main points. He wrote that; he thinks people have the right to own firearms, there ought to be increased awareness of people in the community with mental health issues – especially people with violent tendencies. He thought perhaps there may have been some conspiracy that motivated the killer. ( something that has shown up on the internet, which I think he may have read)

    I think many people believe the same things, especially the first 2 points. I advised Mom to make sure there is nothing about this kooky teacher theory put into her son’s permanent school record.

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  40. conservative cowgirl

    December 21st, 2012

    Pizza, paper and cookie guns. This dangerous madness MUST be stopped!:

    http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/Gun-Cookie-Cutter-p2254.htm

    ;)

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  41. Tim

    December 21st, 2012

    The Mayans were partially right – the Republic’s dead.

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  42. Tim

    December 21st, 2012

    “Yeah, We’re Not Going To Be Sending Anyone On That”

    That’s exactly what BO said when Amb. Stevens called in saying he was under attack.

    The murder worked like a dream.

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  43. Johnny Freedom

    December 21st, 2012

    I remember having my Schrade Walden Old Timer taken away because I was playing with it in class (4th grade). The nice part is that the teacher gave it back at 3:30 when I was in line to get on my bus. No police, no detention, no panicked calls to my parents, no psychiatrists, no medications.

    I turned out (mostly) ok too. Too bad my kids have to grow up in a fascists nanny state.

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  44. the aardvark

    December 21st, 2012

    Just saying, my brothers and I as well as most of my friends would be all in jail now for the mostly harmless pranks we pulled off back in the 60′s and early 70′s now. Yes, I had a small pocket knifeknife in gradeschool, remember mumblypeg. And I used to draw tanks, planes and all sorts of other things when I was in 4th and 5th grade back about 1962&63 (back when the TV show Combat was in vogue). God forbid they let a boy be a boy now.

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  45. Carlos The Jackal

    December 21st, 2012

    The result of making laws that prevent those Individuals whom nature has marked for extinction from doing whatever they do to make it so.

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  46. Blacksmith8

    December 21st, 2012

    I’m telling you people, get your kids in private school.

    Even the worst one is better than any public screw-all.

    btw: Veterans Day at our school was very nice.

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