GUN Probably a repost: Slain student called 911, but no one came in time

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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Brittany Zimmerman, a 21-year-old college student who wanted to be a doctor, called 911 as she was being attacked by a stranger, police say.

    [​IMG] Brittany Zimmerman's screams and struggle for her life were captured by a 911 tape.
    But the police did not come for 48 minutes. By that time, Zimmerman was dead. Her fiance found her body.
    Although the dispatcher claimed later to have heard nothing, the 911 tape captured screams, gasps and what sounds like a struggle, according to the court documents.
    Spring was in the air when college student Zimmerman returned April 2 from classes at the University of Wisconsin to the off-campus apartment she shared with her fiance, Jordan Gonnering.
    He was out when she arrived home. He discovered her body when he returned.
    Zimmerman had been stabbed multiple times in her chest, near her heart. She'd also been beaten and strangled, according to warrants released recently.
    Zimmerman managed to call 911 at 12:20 p.m. The call was taken by the Dane County 911 center and an internal investigation revealed the dispatcher did not hear any sounds that would signal an emergency.
    Because of that, police were not sent to the apartment until 48 minutes after Zimmerman made the call. Her fiance was already there.

    Dane County has taken some harsh criticism from the public regarding the delay, and tough questions have been raised about whether a prompt response might have saved Zimmerman's life.
    Police are still looking for her killer.
    "We are working diligently on this case, have generated significant leads, and are making progress," said Joel De Spain of the Madison Police Department.
    The police said they believe Zimmerman was attacked by a stranger. Her apartment door showed signs of forced entry.
    After interviews with Zimmerman's family, friends and acquaintances, investigators determined there was no personal motive for the attack.
    "In fact, we have not been able to determine any motive yet in this case," De Spain said. He emphasized that police have no reason to believe Zimmerman was the victim of a serial killer.
    During the investigation, police have tracked leads pointing to vagrants in Zimmerman's off-campus neighborhood. The vagrants often would knock on doors and beg for money.

    "We are still investigating this avenue, but at this time we have not been able to develop any specific suspects," De Spain said.
    Zimmerman's family and friends describe her as a loving, warm young woman, who had much to look forward to. She was engaged to the love of her life and had dreams of earning a medical degree, they said. She was idealistic, and her goal was to help people, not to earn a large salary, they said.
    Other details in the released warrants reveal that Zimmerman was murdered in her bedroom, that her cell phone was found in "parts," and that her bloody slippers and bloody computer paper were recovered.
    The murder weapon is described as a knife, two to five inches long. Police are not saying whether they have recovered it.

    DNA was collected from Zimmerman's body, as well as hair, blood samples, footprints and fingerprints. So far, no match has been made to a suspect.
    Zimmerman's family is offering a $14,000 reward, and Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and/or conviction of anyone responsible for Zimmerman's death. Please call the tip line at 608-266-6014.
     
  2. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    You don't need a gun for protection, just call the police... that's their job.
     
  3. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    thread already going in the main.
     
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    Well not here, so :drool:
     
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    Remember.

    When seconds count, cops are almost an hour away. :rofl:
     
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    Well, I'm glad to hear they've made great strides at solving this case. It oughta make Brittany very happy to know they found her attacker.

    Oh, wait....
     
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    Shoulda called 1911 :hsugh:
     
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  12. by the time the dispatcher even put it out as a serious call she was probably already dead. having a gun of your own ftw.
     
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    That's what I would have called.
     
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    Someone really needs to make a compilation of all these kinds of stories and it would run thousands of pages. Then plop that shit right on the floor of Congress when they start to discuss gun bans. It would be damn hard to argue against that shit then.
     
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    Don't trust mine enough, I'm calling 29 :eek3:
     
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    No it wouldn't.

    Those pieces of shit don't give a fuck about the people, or the fact that guns are used far more often to protect lives than take them. All they care about is money and power. In fact, most of these cunts love guns - as long as they are in government hands only.
     
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    thats sad:wtc:
    yeah, things like noise complaint police would jizz all over that stuff and would even throw their donuts out the window to get there.:o
     
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    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    What bothers me even more is that we (well, americans) ended up losing a potential doctor. It's not like she was some dime-a-dozen dumbass LibArts major...
     
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    This is what kills me about the public. They assume some how the cops are saviors. All the police can do is react to the event, there's no minority report to get the jump on an offense which is occurring. People need to take measures to protect themselves.
     
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    the politicians want to promote a victim society

    look at these DC gun bans

    they're not stupid - they know this world is a series of checks and balances

    they want a disarmed populace and they are willing to put up with a certain amount of rapes, assaults, murders, home invasions

    and as long as the majority of people are ok, that's fine

    people who are raped, assaulted, murdered etc. - that's just life
     
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    And people who are raped and assaulted and survive get sent to publicly funded treatment for trauma.
    It's a never-ending trap, and I want no part of it.
     

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