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  •  That's just what I was thinking (22+ / 0-)

    Seriously--it is a crime to call 911 when there isn't an emergency.  Right? So, when he told the dispatcher that the police were already on the scene, why did he feel the need to call 911? Aside from getting "his side of the story" out there, there was no exigent circumstance.

    He committed a crime, and should be charged with calling 911 when it wasn't necessary.

    I wonder what Markos thought when he started this blog? Sure, come for the politics, but stay for the friendship and cat pics!

    by The Pollster on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 01:43:03 PM PST

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    •  This is what a couple of seconds of ... (3+ / 0-)
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      roadbear, sawgrass727, Heavy Mettle

      ... Google picked up as the applicable statute in Florida:

      (16)  FALSE "911" CALLS.--Whoever accesses the number "911" for the purpose of making a false alarm or complaint or reporting false information which could result in the emergency response of any public safety agency is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

      It could be argued that falsely claiming his girlfriend was pregnant could've "result[ed] in the emergency response of [an ambulance]." If I were prosecuting this dirtbag, I'd seriously consider filing charges, but only if the girlfriend becomes uncooperative in the main investigation. Getting a DV conviction and removing his firearms forever has to be the main goal in these proceedings.

      One of my reasons for charging Zimmerman with this crime is deterence. He has made it a habit of calling 911 to avoid culpability.

      Rand Paul is to civil liberties as the Disney Channel is to subtle and nuanced acting.

      by Tortmaster on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 10:18:11 PM PST

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