Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    How accurate is this?
    They DID find the kidnapped girls, didn’t they?

  2. Mark

    Mark said, about 2 years ago

    Baslim, eh? Howdy, pop!

  3. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Sir, you make no sense at all. You think dispatchers are volunteers? Maybe you should be sleeping instead of reading the funnies.

  4. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 2 years ago

    I agree. We don’t know how often they get calls that sound like this one but end up being someone drunk, dramatizing, or off their meds.

  5. Paul M Marion

    Paul M Marion GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You’re right it is not as bad as Oliphant makes it…but it wasn’t good either. The first time that I heard the tape I couldn’t understand why the operator came across as being so abrupt. When I listened to it the second time I said, this is not right. Granted Oliphant is using hyperbole a little to far but I do think that the operator should get some remedial training.

  6. jonesb

    jonesb said, about 2 years ago

    He should be ragging on the “Heroes” who were so lazy that they didn’t follow up on the naked woman crawling in the back yard or the blocked windows with people banging on them. They’re heroes all right, just like they were during the martial law episode in Boston.

  7. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 2 years ago

    isn’t this the same area where they arrested a serial killer with 11 bodies in his house? an underlying reason was the victims were poor and black, and the police didn’t care. also, the neighborhood where they were rescued is rundown. it is similar to the california neighborhood where dugard was held for 18 years. no one talked to nobody. in addition, cops were not nosy enough back in 2004. speculate someone’s head might roll on this. the worst part is castro was a school bus driver, busing kids.

  8. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, about 2 years ago

    Cynical, but not necessarily statistically probable or accurate.

  9. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    Yes, some dispatchers ARE volunteers. Find out what you are talking about before posting.

  10. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 years ago

    @lisapaloma13

    It does not matter. EVERY call has to be taken as real until proved fake.

  11. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The part that I heard shook my tree being a police officer is
    “We will send a unit when one is free.”????
    That dispatcher needs some adjusting. Cancel the loud dog, lost cat, I think there is a man under my bed calls and send all units.
    I mean seriously when one is free???
    I can hear her now.
    Call comes in Officer Down.
    “Okay when I have a unit available I will advise them”.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You would know, you set the bar real low!

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And when the police showed, was the woman still in the yard? Did anyone see who let her out or pulled her back in? And unless they hear/see something, they’d need a warrant. And it appeared the parents of the child who saw her never followed up, just told the kid to stay away from that house.

  14. skibum70

    skibum70 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    They are almost always well paid. Not volunteers, you ignoramus of ignoramuses!

  15. dubledeuce

    dubledeuce said, about 2 years ago

    FINALLY! Oliphant got one dead right. Maybe he could do a follow up cartoon on 911 Dispatch operators in training, learning how to ask inane questions and being versed in the art of obfuscation and delay.

    Darrow…for the Prosecution

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