Many of us hope and pray we never have to make a 911 call.
But we know we can rely on our country’s emergency response services to bring us help quickly when we need it.
Or can we?
Every day, 911 operators hold people’s lives in their hands, along with the police, EMS services, and fire departments who answer their calls.
But one 911 operator in Texas has been exposed for repeatedly putting people’s lives at risk.
Crenshanda Williams hung up on Harris County residents “thousands” of times. These people had real emergencies.
One of Williams’ victims, Jim Moten, stated that she told him, “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real,” when he attempted to report speeding drivers in 2016.
Williams was paid over $36,000 a year to assist Texans in need, but her attorney stated that she abdicated her duties because she was “going through a hard time in her life”.
I’m sorry you were having a hard time, Crenshanda. But that doesn’t mean you can put people’s lives in danger.
What do you think should be the punishment for such a heinous, cowardly action?
Well she was found guilty, but the punishment doesn’t seem to fit the crime.
From Fox News:
Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls Wednesday after “systematically” hanging up the phone on residents of Harris County, KTRK reported.
She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation.
10 DAYS? Are you kidding me!? This woman could have been responsible for the injury or death of thousands.
Do her personal problems make her actions excusable when the people making those 911 calls were clearly going through a hard time as well? Of course not!
This public servant violated the community’s trust, but ten days in prison hardly seems like she is being held accountable.
How long do you think it should take in prison for this woman, and any other 911 operator, to understand that American lives are at stake and you need to take your job seriously?
I’m thinking in the thousands. One for each call you hung up on. What say you?
Source: Fox News