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Lawmaker: Prohibit broadcasting of 911 calls

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Lawmaker: Prohibit broadcasting of 911 calls


blog.dispatch.com

Under Senate Bill 105, television and radio stations and Internet sites -- such as Dispatch.com -- would be fined $10,000 it they broadcast 911 calls.
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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Republican senator Thomas F. Patton (R-Ohio) wants to block the broadcast of the audio copies of 911 calls. He claims that people would be reluctant to call 911 in an emergency out of fear they may be recognized by their voice.

The Columbus Dispatch has a .pdf of the senate bill here.

There's a reason the press if referred to as the fourth branch of the government - it keeps the government in line and accountable. Bills like this one weaken the press which has already been eroded to the point nearly ceasing to exist. While no one likes to hear a 911 audio tape of someone suffering a real emergency, we still need to hear the call related to police malfeasance or cover ups.



blog.dispatch.com
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posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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Just another way to shut the media up. I like it when 911 calls reveal some politician calling 911 to complain about the McD's being out of chicken mcnuggets - twice! (true story).



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