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Old 04-23-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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It was for this poor man.

Veteran Survives 3 Tours Of Duty But He’s Gunned Down In Lancaster « CBS Los Angeles
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Full Time: N.NJ Part Time: S.CA, ID, Coastal GA
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Patrick said it took a half hour for an ambulance to arrive. “I told my brother he was going to be okay, and I believed it.” Taylor’s grieving brother says, if he knew the ambulance was going to take as long as it did, “I would have pushed him over [into the passenger's seat] and driven him to the hospital. I believed in the system — I don’t anymore.”
Awful story. I'll be interested to see if a motive is ever uncovered.

Also - a good example of why its never smart to rely 100% on public services.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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By "ambulance", did he mean County paramedics?
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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By "ambulance", did he mean County paramedics?
Most likely. Lancaster contracts with LA County for fire/medic. I don't think they have a private 911 contract with anyone.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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It doesn't help that Lancaster is sprawled out. 911 response time is going to take longer.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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It doesn't help that Lancaster is sprawled out. 911 response time is going to take longer.
Lancaster has 6 (maybe 7?) fire stations. Not sure if they all have medics, but LA Co Fire normally rides with at least one firefighter/paramedic per engine, so that shouldn't matter.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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My sister's friend moved to Lancaster maybe about a year or two ago from Texas. I was curious what Lancaster looked like so I went to go look at a few sreets on Google Maps. OMG it's ugly as sin. How could anyone live there is beyond me. It's like a ghetto desert.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Lancaster is in the high desert, an area that isn't everyone's cup of tea. To desert fans like myself, it possesses an inherent beauty that's only occasionally marred by ghetto-like neighborhoods.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Lancaster is in the high desert, an area that isn't everyone's cup of tea. To desert fans like myself, it possesses an inherent beauty that's only occasionally marred by ghetto-like neighborhoods.
And this one doesn't even look bad:

700 block of W Avenue H-7
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Um no, Afghanistan is not safer than Lancaster. No firefights, IEDs, VBEIDS, suicide bombers, endless foot patrols way up in the mountains that last for days, or those badass Boom Boom Taka Boom energy drinks in Lancaster

Sad story though, my mom emailed that to me. Now if Lancaster were the same, we could march on down to the house of the guy that killed the vet and hose him down with a .50 cal and plant some AK's on him and call it a day...um...just kidding
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