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Fox News Hosts: 911 Dispatchers Should Be Allowed To Let Non-English Speakers Die Instead Of Helping Them (VIDEO)

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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For all their claims of being pro-life, the anchors of Fox & Friends sure do want to sentence a lot of innocent people to death.

During the Wednesday edition of the program, hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade were outraged that 911 operators aren’t allowed to deny some people the emergency assistance they need. Specifically, they think people who don’t speak English should be left to suffer and die by dispatchers.

Brooks County, Texas is currently dealing with the humanitarian crisis at the border just like other counties are. But when Doocy and Kilmeade heard about a 911 call in which a non-English speaking immigrant desperately sought help for his dying cousin, they showed their lack of compassion and heartlessness to the world.

“They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!” Doocy whined. “A small Texas town forced to answer 911 from stranded illegals in Spanish!”

The man begged dispatchers to send a rescue helicopter so that his “turning purple” cousin could receive medical care as fast as possible. But Steve Doocy didn’t care, and neither did Kilmeade.

“Not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here,” Kilmeade complained.

Then Kilmeade interrogated Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino Martinez about the situation. The deputy explained that 911 dispatchers must help anyone who calls in with a life or death situation. Kilmeade couldn’t handle that information, especially if the caller doesn’t sound like an American citizen. Apparently, he thinks 911 dispatchers should ask to see green cards before sending help to those in need.

KILMEADE: “So, those calls you have to respond to, even though for the most part when you get there, you realize, they’re not an American citizen?”

MARTINEZ: “That’s correct, but they’re on U.S. soil, and due process comes into play, and that’s the way we’re taking them as.”

Here’s the video via Raw Story.

This is one of the sickest examples of the lack of humanity conservatives have been putting on display since the border crisis became national news. Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade literally want 911 dispatchers to let immigrants die if they can’t speak English. Let’s keep in mind that some people who dial 911 are unable to speak at all. Should 911 operators just hang up and pretend there isn’t a dying person out there who they could have saved?

911 dispatchers are there to send help to those who need it, no matter what language they speak. In fact, the ability to speak and understand Spanish is now a desirable skill 911 call centers are looking for when hiring. Denying life-saving aid to any human being is wrong. It shouldn’t matter what language they speak or if they’re an American citizen or not. Where does the refusal to help end if it begins? Does Fox also want firefighters, police officers, doctors, and teachers to stop helping children and adults just because they can’t speak English? It looks like Fox is advocating for a ‘papers, please’ mentality in life threatening situations now. How about soldiers? Last time I checked, they have to deal with citizens of other nations who don’t speak English every day. Letting those people suffer and die isn’t exactly a good way to gain allies and friends. Also, it’s not like all Americans can speak other languages either. Fox would probably throw a temper tantrum if another nation refused to help an American tourist who couldn’t speak the language. Whatever happened to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? Do Fox News hosts not read the Bible they claim should dictate the way our society is run? Perhaps other nations should do the same thing to Americans in order for Fox to understand that being an asshole towards foreigners works both ways.

by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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by TC on Jul. 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 4:24 PM

this ought to be great for tourism. 

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