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Fox hosts outraged that Texas 911 operators are ‘forced’ to help dying non-English speakers

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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Fox hosts outraged that Texas 911 operators are ‘forced’ to help dying non-English speakers

By David Edwards
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:59 EDT

Fox News host Steve Doocy

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were “forced” to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally.

“They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!” Fox News host Steve Doocy complained, pointing to a 911 call in Brooks County, Texas where a man who could only speak Spanish asked for a helicopter rescue because his cousin was “turning purple.”

“A small Texas town forced to answer 911 from stranded illegals in Spanish!” Doocy exclaimed.

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

Brooks County Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez pointed out to Kilmeade that his department had a duty to respond to all 911 calls.

“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?” the Fox News host pressed.

“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,” Martinez explained.

The chief deputy added that he wanted Republicans and Democrats to drop partisan ideology and have a “sincere dialog” because his department was running out of funds.

Earlier this week, sheriffs of Texas border counties said that Gov. Rick Perry (R) was wasting money on a “political” stunt by sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told the Dallas Morning News that the state should be spending money to fund police officers who were empowered to respond to the border crisis.

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romalove
by Roma on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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Dare I mention there are native born Americans who speak Spanish? And that you can't tell citizenship or immigration status by language?
latashac
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I would expect nothing more from that kangaroo circus.

jllcali
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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Is this a fucking joke? Because if this is true, this guy is a horrible person and obviously has little to no understanding of humans when under stress. The caller could very well be bilingual but when in times of great stress, speak only in their first language. It is actually not uncommon, even people whose first language isn't Spanish.
Raintree
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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Is this a joke?

I can never tell with that Douchy guy. 

Or.. Doocy. 

Whatever. 

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Nothing like putting decency at the bottom of your priority list. Aside from the other issues already raised.
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ashellbell
by shellbark on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Jesus Christ. What is wrong with people???
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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These people are just the worst.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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What the fuck? Is this real?
Momniscient
by Obama licker on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Why does this not surprise me at all?

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM
The lack of humanity is astounding.
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