By Wyatt Earp | July 14, 2011
Washington, D.C., like most Democrat-run cities, is failing. Their economy is in the toilet, their infrastructure is falling apart, and their schools are glorified day care centers. Crime is rampant, and homicides are commonplace.
Not to worry, though; the mayor has a solution.
Both D.C. firefighters and police officers are upset over a new program that forces the fire department to help fight crime. For the past three weeks, D.C. Fire and EMS personnel have been parking their trucks at high crime neighborhoods.
“It’s to prevent things from bubbling up. The idea is that if you have a fire engine with adults there no one is going to commit a crime,” said D.C. Deputy Mayor Paul Quander.
City officials said they just want firefighters to call 911 if they see suspicious activity.
What happens when that “suspicious activity” leads to a shooting? The firefighters are unarmed, are not issued ballistic vests, and are not on the same radio band as the police department. Their 911 call will be prioritized, and dispatched to the officers . . . eventually.
How many firefighters will be shot by the time assistance arrives?