When dealing with the police, that should always be Rule #1: Do Not Become Deceased.
The woman in Minnesota who became deceased last week after calling police about what she thought might be an attack behind her home can be forgiven for not keeping this rule in mind. She was from Australia and perhaps was not aware of her duty in this instance.
Since she failed to follow this common sense rule, she was unable to resolve the issue that she originally called about. Maybe there had been a rape behind her home as she suspected, or perhaps something else. We’ll never know now. What happened when the police responded to her call was explained by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension this way:
“Upon police arrival, a female ‘slaps’ the back of the patrol squad. After that, it is unknown to BCA agents what exactly happened, but the female became deceased in the alley.”
Clearly, the woman should not have become deceased at this time, and perhaps the incident that she called about could have been resolved had she been more careful about meeting this obligation.
This unfortunate lapse has led to the resignation of the Minneapolis Police Chief, and the placing on “administrative leave” of two Minneapolis police officers, which is clearly a tragedy that could have been avoided.
So remember, kids, if you think you might need to call the police for some reason, be sure you are prepared to meet your obligation to not become deceased. If you can’t do that one simple thing, well, there’s just no point in calling them at all.