Philadelphia Defunded The Police, Now Life Or Death 911 Calls Are Going Unanswered

If you call 911 expecting them to pick up right away, don't get your hopes up if you are in Philadelphia. The city has been suffering from a massive dispatcher staffing shortage, and it's not just being felt by the dispatchers. City residents are taking notice too.

Uneasy Civilians

One business owner, Georgeanne Huff-Labovitz, who owns Marie Huff's hair salon, called 911 for a client who was having a medical emergency. According to ABC6, the client was an 86 year old woman with a heart condition.

“I called 9-1-1 and it was about 25 rings and I’m thinking, ‘What is going on?' It’s very scary, it’s a life or death situation. 911 should be there when we call.”

Georgeanne Huff-Labovitz

The older woman was still dizzy, so Huff-Labovitz tried again, and the phone rang about 25 more times, she said. After a couple more tries, they finally got through, and the dispatchers sent firefighters and paramedics to the salon.

Police officials say they are getting more dispatchers into the call center, especially during busy times, with newly graduated dispatchers and 30 more in training. Former dispatchers say the shortage is due to "burnout, COVID-fuelled illness, and sky-high turnover."

As first responders, they have been working hard throughout the pandemic, the political strife caused by the defund the police movement, and the loss of many of their fellow officers, some even working seven days straight. Dispatchers already have stressful jobs, and adding these additional stressors is enough to push them straight into burnout.

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40 comments on “Philadelphia Defunded The Police, Now Life Or Death 911 Calls Are Going Unanswered”

  1. Identify the democrats and leftists. Unite with ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES and UTILITIES providers. DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY WHO ARE OUR ENEMIES. LET THE HOME INVADERS KILL THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. LET THEIR RAT HOLES BURN TO GROUND. LET CALLS FOR AMBULANCE GO UNANSWERED. THESE ARE LIVES THAT DO NOT MATTER. FELONS, CRIMINALS, TRAITORS. THE ANIMALS WHO DEFUND POLICE MUST BE TREATED LIKE THE USELESS FILTH THEY ARE. AMERICA WANTS THEM ALL TO PAY.

    1. I agree with you.
      It would be nice if we could get the Mayors & anyone connected CHARGED with NEGLIGENT HOMISIDE. All that defund the police shit would stop in a hurry.

        1. Also those elites in Washington have protection and the protection people have guns.
          But they want to take our guns away.
          We mean nothing to them.

        2. Look at Bush! She's saying SHE needs protection because SHE has received Death Threats. So she's spending $200k of OUR Dollars for HER Private Security, while she pushes to Defund the Police!

          A Simple Matter. She is more important to us, so She should have Protection.
          WE, on the other hand, have no significance, other than to pay our taxes so SHE can use them to get rid of OUR protection. It don't matter if WE are Assaulted, Robbed, or Killed, other than the loss of our Tax Revenue.

      1. I'd be happy with Obstruction of Justice Charges. With a Competent Attorney General, they could start prosecuting and jailing all this DA's who let people go. Like Chicago, where the DA refuses to charge those involved in a shootout leaving one dead and others injured. This same BS is everywhere. They get arrested, then released with no bail, and go commit crimes again.
        Rinse & Repeat. It's a continuous cycle.

        Unless you're Conservative. Then you get locked up for a year, with no charges & no bail.

    2. Fred, how will they know who to ignore? Determine through the voter rolls whose calls to answer and to respond to? The Democrats are running the show now so all Republican calls would go unanswered. We can’t lose our humanity, many calls are made for babies or toddlers. We can all relate to how you feel, Fred but we can’t become like them.

      1. Babies & Toddlers are Anethema to a Liberal LeftWit, because they should have been aborted to help fund Planned Murderhood.

  2. Biden makes a mess of everything. The only thing he can remember is vaccine mandates and hates law enforcement to please the left.

      1. Name one thing that he has done positive. He let immigrants in with COVID which they spread to us as we were getting back on our feet,and are going to pay them one million for families and 450 thousand for individuals. He’s housed them and gave them free benefits on tax payers money, while our homeless and vets get nothing. And Americans get 600 dollars from him. Pathetic. We have no allies, we have mandates, Americans are losing their jobs if they don’t comply, and the servicemen and women are getting fired and receiving dishonorable discharges if they don’t comply. Biden is Hitler, he is a communist. He hasn’t done shit for this country but destroyed it. With President Trump we had allies, prices of food and gas were going down, we all had jobs, Americans came first. Not immigrants!! So wake up and smell what your shoveling.

      2. If you think the situation is better under Biden, then you are really beyond help. But then, your lack of mastery with the English language explains your level of intelligence, and thus your allegiance to the communist/socialist/Democrat current occupant of the White House.

  3. The city needs to be sued and taken over by its citizens. All of a sudden the governments in America have become Supreme Leaders and they need taken down!

    1. Sorry, but you are in error. The INNOCENT ARE SUFFERING, THIS IS UNFAIR TO CALLERS, AND SHOULD BE HANDLED ACCORDINGLY! GO AFTER THE BAD PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THEIR FELLOW MAN/WOMAN!!! THOSE THAT WOULD IGNORE REQUESTS FOR DIRELY NEEDED ASSISTANCE CALL BECAUSE THE SITUATION IS BEYOND THEIR ABILITY TO HELP THEIR LOVED ONES, NOT TO CLOUD THE PHONE LINES! GO TO THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM< AND DO NOT FEAR TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM!!!

      1. Those in charge DO NOT CARE about hurting the innocent. That helps them reach their goals faster.
        Look at it this way. If they had a gun to your head, you might "say go ahead and shoot, cause I know that I'm in the right". But on the other hand, if they were to point the gun at your wife or mother or your child, You would more than likely say "ok, ok I'll do whatever you want".
        That is exactly what is happening, except the gun is, no police, no firemen, no 911. All in order to get more people to BOW DOWN TO THEM & WHAT THEY WANT.
        It is both a tactical & effective move to use on ones adversary. It's cold, but it works quite well to bend the will & demoralize your enemy. No different than a hostage situation.

  4. Why the hell do you get upset now, Did the Liberty Bell reseal itself, No, did you all get Legally Concealed? No, did you vote for winning or losing. Seems to me you took losing, so eat your own meals or maybe put winning on your peoples list of things to do. Not the list you have chosen for all. NBD, Time you dumped your TRASH and be sure the RED WAVE is winning again for you, not your funerals. Really sad you let with what you did destroying our USA progress to taking yours too.
    Maybe today go raise your RED FLAGS there and demand change today. Not after you are 6ft under. with no flag seen If not important, you make your bed at home or 6ft no sheet changes!
    BOB80VA

      1. I'm afraid it's going to get VERY MESSY if they don't open their eyes and see what is really going on. But it's not just Dems, it's ALL OF US. We are ALL being used and we need to see it, before those using us reach their objective.

  5. Since "CANCEL CULTURE" seems to be all rage right now, I have a suggestion. Let's CANCEL anything & everything that has anything to do with One World Government. The ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT people are using the democrats as puppets to drive a wedge into this country, & it's working. They want us to not have a police force or military because THEY WANT CIVIL WAR here in this country. Then they can bring in their OWN "PEACE KEEPING" ENFORCERS.
    It's just my opinion, but it looks like that is how things are shaping up.

  6. Now the Progressive people get what they want Criminals running wild in the streets, doing what they please with no one to control them. I do not think the people wat this only the Communist left.

  7. The people who voted to defund are too stupid to make the cause-and-effect connection. Sad. What are Philadelphia schools teaching? CRT?

  8. If the people of Philadelphia "demanded" a defunding of the police then let the people of Philadelphia suffer the consequences. Unfortunately the wise people will suffer because of the ones with a brain the size of a freakin gnat.

  9. The problem isn't "who did you vote for?" it seems the problem is YOU...that DID the voting ......think about that......

    1. I deffenitly agree with you!!! From the first time I seen that commie walk across the stage and saying he had tje best fraud team I knew he was not worth a 💩💩💩💩 and low and behold I was right. !!! before the election I was posting about him and everyone thought I was crazy . some are finally starting to see what I was talking about. and thats pretty damn sad all these people went to high school and collages I dropped out my first year of high school to go to work because my dad died . and I had 2 younger brothers and my mom at home hungry . So we had to have food and a place to live . public aid was a joke. they give you enough to stay and fall behind until you lose you house utilities . I wasn't having it . so I guess high school and collages don't teach anything . what a waste of money. go to school to get stupid ain't the right you DAMOCRAPS !!!!

    1. I can't even understand why that commie is still.in OUR WHITEHOUSE. if I lived in Philly all I could say is they better have good stock of body bags. Let someone break on my place they need a stick and a spoon to pick up the remainders . and those that voted for that commie needs to have their homes broken into.

  10. This is a good lesson for all these imbeciles that want defunding of the police and everything else. They will not realize it until something happens to them and they need these services. My Mom is having a heart attack call 911 . Gee no one is answering . Mom dies. Or your child is injured and you call 911 because he is bleeding a lot. Call never answered oh gee the child is dead. So sorry but this is what you wanted. I bet that community counselor and help. You can take your socialist view points, actions and shove them where the sun does not shine. You will not make this a communist country. We will fight back and win

  11. Sad day in America when people vote to disband their police force. Those who voted for it should be held accountable for anything that happens to people and property.

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