911 Operator Found Guilty Of Intentionally Hanging Up On Thousands Of Distressed Callers

When there’s something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Ok, so if you are experiencing disturbances from a malicious poltergeist or any paranormal activity, then we most certainly recommend you call up the Ghostbusters, or better yet, an exorcist.  

However, in the event, you are in the midst of being physically assaulted, burgled, or emotionally traumatized because somebody on Twitter hurt your feelings by calling you fat, then most people (and liberals) tend to dial up 911.

But, what happens when you want to be put through to the authorities for a serious emergency, and you are abruptly hung up on? That was the predicament many Houston locals found themselves in when 911 operator Crenshanda Williams took their call.

The 44-year-old former 911 operator put the phone down on distressed calls, simply because she wasn’t in the mood to talk. That’s grounds for prosecution, we think!

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To be fair, many of us shudder at the prospect of interacting and communicating with people on a daily basis, but when it’s your job to talk to disturbed citizens currently being held up at gunpoint by an illegal Mexican immigrant or on the verge of death, well then… you should bloody well TALK!

Also, this is yet further proof if any was needed, just as to why the second amendment is absolutely necessary. Especially if 911 operators can be so god damn unreliable!

Records showed that thousands of calls lasting mere seconds were attributed to Williams unexpectedly hanging up during conversation. She was fired from her position in which she worked for a year and a half, after a supervisor noticed the unusual number of “short calls” and began to investigate further.

Crenshanda Williams was found guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. Twitter users took to the social media platform to vent their frustration at the soft sentence handed down to the corrupt 911 operator.

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‘If any crimes were committed due to her negligence she should be held accountable’ said one angry user.

While one eagle-eyed commentator was quick to see the resemblance between Williams and another certain ‘dishonest’ figure.

‘It’s kinda like Hillary Clinton when she got the calls from Benghazi’ joked the user.

However, jokes aside, Williams attorney took issue to their client’s ‘harsh’ sentence, especially as the misunderstood defendant had been having such a ‘hard time’ when the misdemeanour took place.

“She was going through a hard time in her life, and she was a poor performing worker at the Houston Emergency Center.”

‘But punishing her doesn’t do anything to fix the problems.’

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Yep, we all have problems. Money issues, relationship problems, and the prospect of potentially being turned into radioactive dust due to impending Russian nuclear annihilation (fake news!).

But if you can’t be bothered to talk to anxious members of the public, who are relying on you with full trust and confidence, as their lives hang on the line, perhaps, a career change is in order. We heard Starbucks and McDonalds are hiring…

 

Story by Michael Lee

Featured Photo Credit: CBS News

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