The political and violent crime crisis sweeping Chicago escalated this week when a woman claims she called 911 two times and received no answer; raising serious new concerns over safety and security across the nation’s third largest city.
“At least seven rings felt like eternity – a Chicago woman said she called 911 for help and no one answered,” reports CBS Chicago. “And as CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reported, the woman, Denise Conroy, said it happened twice.”
“Nobody answered the phone, six or seven times, I believe. And I waited a few minutes and I tried them again – same thing,” Conroy said.
“It enraged me,” Conroy said. “It enraged me.”
“A representative of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications said there was a high call volume at the time of Conroy’s calls, but they would have been answered if she had stayed on the line,” adds CBS.
Chicago’s famous Mount Sinai hospital temporarily shut its doors to new patients last weekend; with doctors and first responders totally overwhelmed after 51 shootings occurred during a single weekend.
“Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago was forced to temporarily close its doors to new patients over the weekend after shootings and accidents throughout the Illinois city overwhelmed emergency medical officials,” reports Fox News.
“The hospital, located on the city’s west side, went on bypass at 4:30 a.m. Sunday and were off bypass status by 6:30 a.m.,” adds Fox. “‘Bypass’ is a term used for when a hospital asks that emergency vehicles, like ambulances, pass their facility and bring patients to other locations.”
Below is the sound that Chicago needs to change its ways on how we handle gun offenders. Audio from the tragic shooting at 18th & Kildare yesterday shows that criminals have no deterrent to carrying illegal guns in our city and this is what residents and police are up against. pic.twitter.com/VwixZwR0Vb
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 5, 2019
“Below is the sound that Chicago needs to change its ways on how we handle gun offenders. Audio from the tragic shooting at 18th & Kildare yesterday shows that criminals have no deterrent to carrying illegal guns in our city and this is what residents and police are up against,” posted a Communications Officer from the Chicago Police Department.