Hi everyone and thanx for all the varied and good responses so far. I learned some things I didn't know from some of you and I took all comments under
consideration and will keep each one in my ole noggin.
A couple of things I wanna mention too:
I think the one poster that said the 911 call may have accidently occurred somehow when I threw the phone down, that sounds feasible because boy was I
frustrated with it and gave it a mighty toss.
1) One of the main reasons I let them in was because my husband is in such bad shape healthwise and has had 2 bypasses already and I didn't want to
make a big fuss so as not to upset him or risk taser to either of us or a heart attack to him. Hubby hadn't been well and having some chest discomfort
so I just wanted the entire incident over already...before we ended up really needing 911.
2) That girl the next street over from us going missing made me worry that if we refused entry, they would think we had her in our house or some such.
It was a weird set of circumstances that day.
3)The main reason I posted this is because of all the articles I have been reading on some other sites that are claiming that police are now using
this 911 dealy as an excuse to gain entry into peoples homes...under false pretenses. The event we had happened a few years back so that may not have
been the case then but it is being mentioned as a scenario that is going on now and that is crappy and concerning.
4) That day I kind of felt like I was in between a rock and a hard place because of all the extenuating circumstances. If that young girl wasn't
missing, I might have said more...but then there was the concern relevant to my husband and the worry that if he got too upset he might have another
heart attack and he was already suffering from untreated active cancer at the time too, (the VA takes too long for appointments and still does)...I
just wanted it all over with already...the police visit I mean.
5) The other problem is that the officer kept stating over and over again that it is the law in Louisiana to investigate a 911 call hang up to the
fullest and there was no choice on our part. I should have called about it either then or later to try and verify all of that but we had so many other
issues going on at the time and even getting ready to move to Wyoming, that I was just drained and stressed and wanted to just get done and go
6)Like I say though, that was then but now that I am reading it is an actual trend that police are doing now...now that is something we all have to
stay mindful of and be alert and smart about it. Granted, there were things I shoulda/coulda done that day and didn't...was just a mess for us at a
time, we didn't need more added to our plate. If such ever happens again, it will go down differently as hubby is terminal and my health is shot so
not much to loose anymore to stand up to it. I would be respectful and such but nowadays we hear of things escalating no matter what the innocent
7) We never wanted to go the cell phone route. Technology pretty much runs away from me screaming...I like old fashioned devices to an extent and the
cancer issue from cells...I have bought into that research. Though, with recent health stuff going on for us, maybe I should get one after
all...though, I have seen a few posters mention that cell phones can have a similar problem depending, relevant to 911 issues..
8) The best scenario would be that the folks here in this country to "protect and serve" would be more like we would expect and not the scary, bossy,
rude/crude folks some of them are...and those scary uniforms for even the slightest of things like going to a home of a person that has traffic
tickets unpaid or some such...gives one pause relevant to all of it.
Thanx so far to all who stopped by. I just wanted folks to be aware of this new "trend". My circumstance may not have been a part of it back then but
I understand it can happen now. Standing ones ground and questioning our rights when such happens..I "get" that...but sometimes there are an odd set
of circumstances that can change the game a little. If police show up armed to the teeth and you fear for your kids, dogs, or your health...(like
heart attack worry issues), it can get really touchy and dicey as to what may transpire, unfortunately.
We moved to Wyoming and I never did research if there is such a law in Louisiana. I am going to do so now that I brought it up, come to think of
it...as we moved back to Louisiana and I better know for sure now. Yet, even if there is no such law, we may all have a messy situation to deal with
down the line if this is a new police "trend'..sneaky and crappy one at that. When cops armed to the teeth get "pushy" and insist on things...it may
end up having to be a judgment call for the citizen and what the risk of it escalating might involve...like safety to kids/dogs and so forth. It is a
shame it has come to this.
There is a lot we look at differently now...should forced Ebola vaccines start up, will go down in a blaze of glory for sure. Any looters come armed
to our place or a big mess like Ferguson happens near us and an Army" type presence affects our home/life/rights....like a good steak...we will end up
being "well done".
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