Brickleberried t1_jeg7qxe wrote

Reply to comment by [deleted] in Chick-delayed by Brave-Cream391

> The process has been explained several times above. You're either not reading it or just don't care enough to listen to people who know what they are talking about.

No, none of you can distinguish between the scenarios that I'm talking about.

> Also, there's a difference between a fire alarm going off and a report of an actual fire.

A fire alarm going off can be a serious emergency though. I know that it's less likely to be an actual emergency, but it can be. They should act with urgency until they know that it's not an actual emergency.

I have no fucking clue why you and so many other people here seem to not understand the basic fact.

Until emergency services know that an emergency call isn't an actual emergency, they should act with urgency.

Edit: So apparently, nobody thinks that emergency responders should act with urgency when they receive emergency calls, so I'm not sure why anybody is mad at the story in the OP. They're doing exactly what you all want: not acting with urgency.


Brickleberried t1_jeg7asp wrote

Reply to comment by [deleted] in Chick-delayed by Brave-Cream391

Again, I know that not all calls to emergency services are actual emergencies, but when the call is claimed to be a real emergency, I expect urgency.

If someone called 911 and said that their dad was having a stroke, I would expect sirens and quickness and not casual walking up to the door.


Brickleberried t1_jeenhp5 wrote

I'm always a bit confused when I see first responders casually walking to a person or a fire. I get that a few seconds or a couple of minutes usually doesn't, but it obviously can matter, especially for their job.


Brickleberried t1_jdyuj0t wrote

They need to do this 24/7 on 14th Street. It's six lanes, 3 on each side, but:

  • Right lane: all parking, so useless for driving.
  • Middle lane: frequently blocked by Ubers/Lyfts/UberEats/GrubHub/UPS/FedEx/etc. drivers waiting to pick up people/food or drop people/packages off OR cars trying to turn right but can't because of pedestrians crossing the street
  • Left lane: frequently blocked by drivers trying to turn left

There's no lane that you don't get stuck in or have to weave out of.


Brickleberried t1_jbu79cz wrote

Here's the thing to the people complaining about the crime reform bill because "crime is out of control": if you think crime is out of control now, that's under current law, so by killing the crime reform bill, you're literally supporting the very same laws that you think are currently causing crime to be "out of control".

If a 40-year maximum sentence doesn't deter car-jacking, are you asking for life in prison for carjacking? It's just a ridiculous, poorly reasoned attack on the reform act.

Massive own goal.


Brickleberried t1_ja1sjjt wrote

Starting a trend at the minimum isn't really how you do trends if it's pretty flat around that minimum.

There's a clear shift of trends between 2008 and 2009 where it dropped 22% in one year. There was one outlier year in 2015. Then in 2018, it started shooting up again.

Between 2009 and 2017, there wasn't a whole lot of variation except for 2015.