In a horrifying case in Oregon, a woman was allegedly raped after her call to 911 went unanswered.

The situation is leading many to question how budget cuts are impacting public safety.

In August of 2012, the woman called for help after her violent ex-boyfriend showed up at her door. She was transferred to state police because her local sheriff’s department isn’t staffed full time, but she didn’t receive any help from them either.


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In shocking audio, the dispatcher can be heard telling the woman she didn’t have “anybody to send out there.”

The dispatcher then asked, “Umm, obviously if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Or do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”

When the woman responded that she’d already asked him to go away and that there was no way for her to escape from the home, the dispatcher simply said, “Well, the only thing I can do is give you some advice, and call the sheriff’s office tomorrow. Obviously, if he comes in and unfortunately has a weapon or is trying to cause you physical harm, that’s a different story. You know, the sheriff’s office doesn’t work up there. I don’t have anybody to send.”

The man then broke into the home and allegedly raped the woman.

Fox News contributors Sally Kohn and Monica Crowley reacted to the shocking case on America Live.


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Kohn pointed out that much of the policing in this area of Oregon was paid for by federal money. “This is a direct result of some of the cuts that we’re seeing at the federal government,” Kohn said.

Crowley argued that government waste and abuse really trigger the “denial of things that government actually should be doing – like police protection.” 

Megyn Kelly pointed out the many are saying the case provides clear evidence that when the police are unable to protect you, people need to be able to protect themselves with guns.
 


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