Here's an example of why the government should not be in the business of providing emergency rescue services. When a 17-year-old high school senior called 911 as her father was having a seizure, the operator cursed at her and hung up - not once, but three time. Then, when she ran to the police department, she was arrested for "disorderly conduct" and "abusing 911."
This service should be provided by trained experts in the private sector, where they would have incentive to actually do their jobs, not by mindless armed bureaucrats who go unpunished unless the local media gets involved.
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