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galapogos 06-01-2012 05:37 PM

Fake 911 calls
 
This may or may not affect gun ownership but....
If someone politically connected or in law enforcement wants access to your home...it's easy...

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About a year and a half ago I had 2 local police show up at my door saying that a 911 call had been dialed from my home. I was the only one home and knew for a fact that wasn't true.

They were very persistent in saying they wanted to "check the inside of the home, just to be sure". Having nothing to hide and not wanting to escalate things, I said sure. ( I was more naive at the time than I am now) They walked through the house, then thanked me and left. I thought it was strange...but conceivable.

About a month later, a nearby home was surrounded by SWAT and they went in and made a large drug bust.

In retrospect, I think they were maybe wanting to see who else nearby might possibly be making or distributing drugs in the neighborhood and if you did not object to their coming in, you probably were not involved.

Maybe. Maybe not.

Kraj 06-01-2012 05:54 PM

The gps system that they use isn't 100% it could have been a cell phone next door that pointed them towards your house. That would give them the right to search your house though, they didn't need permission they were just being polite

partdeux 06-01-2012 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kraj (Post 821696)
The gps system that they use isn't 100% it could have been a cell phone next door that pointed them towards your house. That would give them the right to search your house though, they didn't need permission they were just being polite

Seriously?

Are you familiar with the bill of rights? Specifically the 4th amendment!

Blueguns 06-01-2012 06:12 PM

Every once in a while some 11 year old gets a warning/arrested for prank calls to 911. I have never heard of 911 being used for malicious purposes as it is here. As far as what happened to you, that's pretty weird.

Blueguns 06-01-2012 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by partdeux

Seriously?

Are you familiar with the bill of rights? Specifically the 4th amendment!

Yeah I would have been very skeptical as to letting them in my home without a warrant, or full explanation of the probable cause.

Sniper03 06-01-2012 06:23 PM

First of all anyone who does not understand the ramifications of them responding to a 911 call and not checking the 911 call out to assure that no one is in serious need doesn't have a clue. And has never been involved in this type of situation. This happens alot with domestic violence cases where one party calls and the other comes to the door and tells the police either there was no call made from the address, or everything is OK to get them to leave! Or what about a kidnap victim that could have possibly been able to make a call to law enforcement while her or his abductor let down the guard. To just accept everything is OK by a person at a door and leave! I think not!
There unfortunately has been cases where this happened and in the case of the kidnapped person ended up dead! Since in this case galapogos not having anything to hide did exactly the proper thing. And I would not do anything different myself. If there was any question about the 911 call being legitimate. All those calls are on record at the emergency center who received it are recorded and taped.

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orangello 06-01-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Blueguns (Post 821711)
Yeah I would have been very skeptical as to letting them in my home without a warrant, or full explanation of the probable cause.

I would have likely been cuffed. Nobody who knows me would call 911 from my home, and a smart LEO would know better than to try to force the issue alone.

Blueguns 06-02-2012 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by orangello

I would have likely been cuffed. Nobody who knows me would call 911 from my home, and a smart LEO would know better than to try to force the issue alone.

Yeah you probably chose the safest route. I am just sorta hard headed.


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