posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 06:09 AM
You are not causing problems for ATS. Don't even think that. Just make sure we don't cause problems for you!
This story hit close to home for me and that is why I wanted to help all I could. I have experienced the apathy more than once in my life at the
local law enforcement level. You have to be bleeding out with a fairly good chance of giving them a murder charge before they want to take threats to
your well-being serious.
Some one in the other thread (as well as the spokeslady at the council meeting at which you spoke) stated that aircraft are not in the jurisdiction of
the local police. The member here went on to ask "what did you expect them to do?" That's very simple to answer - act as your liaison to the
appropriate agency. It is the job of the local law enforcement to act on a citizen's (and in this case multiples citizens') reports of fear to
their safety. It does not matter that the airspace may or may not be in their jurisdiction, they have more connections to pass your concerns on to
the appropriate agency than you do. They should have acted as the paid
stewards they are employed to act as.
Long story short - some one should have showed up at your house on the first instance of multiple 911 calls from your community, or at the very least
called the 911 callers back to explain the situation.
There will always be people who do not care about another person's situation. You have to know that. Sometimes the very people who are so adamant
some "grand conspiracy" is taking place around them at some lofty level are the same ones that can't see past the nose on their face to realize a
systemic breakdown at the local level is the worst thing that can happen to a community's well-being - no matter how small the community - actually
it may be more dangerous the smaller the community. The first time one of those members truly needs protection (serve and protect - remember?) from
their local police force and they are brushed off at the moment they feel most threatened - they'll understand why this was important enough to you
to not let go of it.