Thingish Things

Leaked 911 Calls, a Crime Against Human Dignity

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Feb• 23•12

Anyone who has ever read this blog knows that I’m not a big fan of new laws. But there ought to be a law against releasing 911 emergency call transcripts and recordings. I cannot believe there is not one in every state.

The latest transgression is a leaked 911 recording from an American actor who tragically shot himself — and lived — after learning that he was losing more of his body to surgery from diabetes. He already had lost a leg. The call comes in right after a bullet to his temple failed to dispatch him to the heavens. If there is any more private and forlorn moment than that, I have not heard of it. (I am not linking to the story.) 

Laws aside, anyone who would release recordings of such a tragic, desperate, and personal moment should spend an extra month in purgatory. Jail is too cozy a place for a crime against dignity like that one. 

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One Comment

  1. Me says:

    Hear! Hear!

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