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  •  I would have called the police (18+ / 0-)

    I have called the police on a neighbor who was beating up a kid.  The only good part of this story was that the dispatcher told me that about fifteen other people had called, too.

    •  Same here. Things are touchy afterwards, but (4+ / 0-)

      if there is hitting on children, screaming, pounding, thumping and swearing, I call the police.  I'm sorry they've got family problems, but I don't need those problems to become a dead kid or gunshots or anything else.  

      The police are the right ones to handle domestic violence and I'll call them. And have.  And the police arrive remarkably fast for those calls too.

      Sorry neighbors: solve your problems without violence, especially to the kids.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 02:25:09 PM PST

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      •  I called the police (1+ / 0-)
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        for DV against my female neighbor last summer.  She had locked her husband out of the house and was threatening to call him job and tell them he was abusing her.  Even with the windows and doors shut, I could hear her screaming.  So could the entire neighborhood, probably.

        I figured the poor guy needed a paper trail.  

        •  Happened next door on Christmas Eve past. (0+ / 0-)

          Trying to have a nice night at home and lots of screaming, then punching in the driveway.  

          I wish everyone was better at handling their problems, but if not, I'll call the police, no matter what night it is.  Three cars were there in a flash.  I don't even think I was off the phone yet.

          "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

          by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:21:09 PM PST

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