What Americans get wrong about 911 – BBC News
is it legal to have a charcoal grill in the park here we read the headlines and search two hashtags we have individual calling nine-one-one to report on individuals who are not manifesting any evidence of criminality whatsoever about the only evidence has been manifested consistently throughout these videos is the fact that they are living while black according to Professor her while the internet has made these cause viral there nothing new 9-1-1 has a pretty checkered past when it comes to communities of color in the United States is still relatively Young the number has been around for 50 years when it was first created in the 1960s it’s cool was to ease the rising National Crime rate but within the first year 60% of Boston nine-one-one we’re for non-emergencies they don’t ask you hi hello how is your day yes you very specifically what’s your 9-1-1 emergency Herbert says that the misuse of nine-one-one is what we’re seeing with these viral calls I have to show an ID with my pool my uncle law enforcement officers are placing an interesting position here what their job is to do is sit at that point to spell confirm any criminality that may be a foot there is a question as to whether or not the collar should in fact be criminally prosecuted he caused the number still has a purpose nine-one-one has been a lifesaver particularly when and response to medical and fire mergency zinal communitiesThe US emergency number has been misused by white people feeling threatened by African Americans who are simply mowing a lawn or leaving an Airbnb.
As 911 marks its 50th year in operation, are these nuisance calls a new trend?
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