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Old 05-11-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Unbelievable.

 
Old 05-11-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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This topic might go badly quickly. I think it was very odd that someone called the police...but I don't know what the women are suing the police for. They seemed to respond to a call and managed it well. It really seems like they were just doing their job. Sue the woman who called the police for them not waving.

That said...I dunno. I am not 100% sure it was racial. I used to live in a neighborhood that got broken into a lot. And if I saw people brining a bunch of stuff out of one of my neighbors house...any race, I would have called the police. Although if it was luggage, I wouldn't be that stupid.

Ugh...its all dumb
 
Old 05-11-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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Originally Posted by HighFlyingBird View Post
This topic might go badly quickly. I think it was very odd that someone called the police...but I don't know what the women are suing the police for. They seemed to respond to a call and managed it well. It really seems like they were just doing their job. Sue the woman who called the police for them not waving.

That said...I dunno. I am not 100% sure it was racial. I used to live in a neighborhood that got broken into a lot. And if I saw people brining a bunch of stuff out of one of my neighbors house...any race, I would have called the police. Although if it was luggage, I wouldn't be that stupid.

Ugh...its all dumb
Those were kind of my thoughts as well when I read the story yesterday. I don't get why they're calling the police. How were the police supposed to know what was happening without going there? I guess they think the police took too long to verify with the home owner?

And yeah... I'd be interested to know the history of crimes in that neighborhood. I think the homeowner should have given her neighbors a heads up that she would be renting her home out, and not to be concerned about any strangers coming in and out of her house. Otherwise, most people are going to be concerned when they see strangers going in and out of their neighbor's house while the neighbor isn't home.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I saw a quote on social media that said something along the lines of "white people call the police as if it's customer service." Stories like this don't disprove that statement.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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The real question is why did it take six cops and a helicopter, over 30 minutes to figure out that this was just a bogus call from a crazy old woman, and probably racially motivated?

Average cop's pay $50 an hour. Six cops for 30 minutes = $150, plus $250 for fuel for the helicopter. That is $400, probably closer to $500 when they got done writing up all the reports. $500 of taxpayers money down the drain for this little fiasco.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Those were kind of my thoughts as well when I read the story yesterday. I don't get why they're calling the police. How were the police supposed to know what was happening without going there? I guess they think the police took too long to verify with the home owner?

And yeah... I'd be interested to know the history of crimes in that neighborhood. I think the homeowner should have given her neighbors a heads up that she would be renting her home out, and not to be concerned about any strangers coming in and out of her house. Otherwise, most people are going to be concerned when they see strangers going in and out of their neighbor's house while the neighbor isn't home.
In some places, airbnding is illegal. Maybe in this place. (I have no idea). I agree it would've been a good idea if the neighbors were aware, but if it was illegal...then homeowner wouldn't have wanted the neighbors to know.


My son used to airbnd his apartment in San Diego on the weekends, even though it's frowned upon.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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Yes, let's promote it as a racial incident since an elderly neighbor doesn't understand how Airbnb works nor did the homeowner (apparently) bother to inform her.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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Average cop's pay $50 an hour. Six cops for 30 minutes = $150, plus $250 for fuel for the helicopter. That is $400, probably closer to $500 when they got done writing up all the reports. $500 of taxpayers money down the drain for this little fiasco.
What are you going on about? You think police officers only get paid while out on a call?
 
Old 05-11-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Alabama and Ohio
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I saw a quote on social media that said something along the lines of "white people call the police as if it's customer service." Stories like this don't disprove that statement.
Im am too tickled at this comment, because its so true. I saw a woman call the police on a black couple that was bbq at a park claiming they cant use charcoal grills...... total waste of police time.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Good neighbors know their neighbors. The old lady needs a life. She's not too friendly either.
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