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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Some States Considering Ban on Releasing 911 Recordings

States like Alabama, Ohio, and Wisconsin are considering legislation to ban the release of 911 recordings.

Bad idea. The public learns a great deal about how its government is operating--or not--by having these recordings. Like the times a victim makes multiple calls to 911, law enforcement doesn't show up, and the victim is killed. Gruesome as it is, we need to know these things so we can make sure it doesn't happen to someone else. No records, no accountability.