911 operator tortures little girl over an address

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JoeyD714

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Regarding the double murder earlier this week where a girls parents were killed in a basement & she didn't know the address: she was calling from a Cell phone. I remember when the FCC required all cell phones to have GPS in them by 1991 so 911 centers could locate callers. - Then they rolled that date back a cpl times to allow them time to get the technology ready. That was almost 20 years ago and now all cell phones do have GPS in them.

911 systems nation wide have reported saving lives because of this technology - except Detroit?!

Why does Detroit NOT HAVE the federally mandated GPS technology that everyone else has?
how have they been able to avoid getting in trouble for not having it?
They JUST Spent Millions of dollars a few years ago "UPGRADING" & moving their 911 & dispatch centers. Why did this Multimillion dollar "upgrade" include the federally mandated GPS technology?

Is this the wrong place to ask such "politically charged" questions?
Will someone somehow find a way to make this a racist issue?
 

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And that 200 yards is useless if the caller is calling from any type of apartment building or apartment complex, especially if the structure has more than one story. A lot of people call us thinking we automatically know where they are calling from but it is not always the case. On calls from subscribers of a certain wireless carrier, all we get is the tower location. For other carriers, we do get some triangulation but there can be some errors of a couple of blocks sometimes. Had one the other day in fact. Our CAD software will take the information from the phone call and will plot the location on a map but then we have to manually add some layers to the map to get a possible address. When it works like it is supposed to, it can be a good thing but there are lot of times when it does not work. We are now seeing another problem surface with VOIP phones (those that use the internet instead of a regular land-line). If the caller moves, they just plug in the phone at their new location and use it. The problem is that their carrier is slow to update the address and that means the address we get is their old one instead of there new one. We had a call where the address showing on the screen was a local one but it turned out the caller had moved out of state and needed 911 there instead.
 

JoeyD714

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We are now seeing another problem surface with VOIP phones (those that use the internet instead of a regular land-line). If the caller moves, they just plug in the phone at their new location and use it. The problem is that their carrier is slow to update the address and that means the address we get is their old one instead of there new one. We had a call where the address showing on the screen was a local one but it turned out the caller had moved out of state and needed 911 there instead.
Wow... Some ppl are very stupid, and there is almost no technical solution for that ...yet.
 
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