This is so sad and tragic. What a shame. An innocent life lost — and he was UNARMED. It is NO consolation, but it is an huge indictment on current society, that some of us are just ‘relieved’ that he wasn’t black … because that would just make matters worse. A shame. A shame.
I, however, have had a nagging question from the moment I managed to work out what happened and UNDERSTOOD that it was a FAKE CALL.
What happened to CALLER ID?
Caller ID is the first thing that pops up, at the ‘Emergency Center‘, when you make a 911 call.
Did Caller Id indicate it was a California number? If so it is possible that they assumed that it might have been a cell phone.
Wouldn’t they — shouldn’t they — have been a bit more cautious IF it was an out-of-state Caller ID or if Caller ID had been blocked?
I have NOT heard anybody address this.
I really would like to hear what attention was paid to the Caller ID.