Call 911 and Die, Part MMMCXL (LaPorte, IN)


El Tejon
May 7, 2006, 07:11 PM
Another example of the grave danger that you face when you trust in government:

A woman living in Michigan but working at a private school in LaPorte, Indiana (near Lake Michigan) called 911 and advised the LaPorte County (Indiana) Sheriff's Department that her violent ex-husband was threatening to kill her as she left him. The dispatcher at the governmental agency advised that the government would do nothing to help as there was no "immediate threat."

She and her mother were murdered in Michigan allegedly by the ex-husband.

Further details at,

I know this goes without saying here at THR, but do not trust your government. Do not trust the politicians who proclaim that you do not need firearms as the government will protect you. They are filthy rotten liars.

Just one more example to instruct the unknowning. Arm and educate yourself.

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May 7, 2006, 08:00 PM
The tragic part is that this is not news. People die to a lack of police response from 911 all the time, just like buildings burn to a lack of firemen, or hearts give out for a lack of medics.
It would be best if more civilians were taught how to fight fires, give medical care, and provide security... but thats a lawsuit hell waiting to happen and Im sure our friends on the anti-gun list would rather die than take help from a non specialist.

So your stuck with what we have; Buildings burning, people dropping dead, and the criminals winning because everyone believes the only help you need can come from an ADT alarm.
It always chases off the badguys just like in the commercials, right?

Standing Wolf
May 7, 2006, 09:46 PM
Merely keeping and bearing arms doesn't make one safe from criminals; it does, however, alter the odds in one's favor.

Cops don't prevent crimes. They write crime reports. They frequently solve crimes. When, as all too rarely happens, the criminals cops catch are sent to prison or put to death, numerous additional crimes are preventedóbut that doesn't do the original victims a speck of good.

Steve in PA
May 7, 2006, 10:11 PM
Where in the article does it say "government wouldn't do anything" and "no immediate threat"?

If the call did come in and the dispatcher never passed it along........sounds like SHTF time.

May 7, 2006, 11:19 PM
She lived in Michigan but called Indiana cops? There is no law in Michigan that allows people to be arrested upon accusation of scary word use except in the case of government employees. Maybe she thought Indiana did?

El Tejon
May 8, 2006, 07:38 AM
Steve, the Sheriff's policy, which was changed Friday after the murders, was that they would not do anything until there was an "immediate threat." Remember, she is calling from work in LaPorte and she was allegedly murdered in Michigan.

Ryder, she worked in LaPorte at the private school where she made the call. She lived with her mom 15 miles north of LaPorte in Michigan.

May 8, 2006, 10:48 AM
Threatening is considered a criminal offense in pretty much all jurisdictions in the U.S. Dunno about the LaPorte County Sheriff's office, but I would consider "I'm going to kill you" to be an immediate threat.

Nice of the sheriff's office to change their policy ex post facto.

May 8, 2006, 10:50 AM
Maxwell, you make a great point. We have firefighters, yet no one tells me I shouldn't have my own fire extinguisher. We have paramedics, yet no one tells me I shouldn't have a first aid kit. Why then do people tell me that just because we have police I should not have a gun? If someone uses the "that's what teh police are for" line on me, I'll use the fireman line on them back.

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