Reply to post: Re: SWAT Death

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Re: SWAT Death

As for police, they should definitely be trained to deal with this. I'm curious, however, what the telecoms companies should do differently? Normally, the person making the fake call simply calls the police department and makes up a story involving a bunch of violence. They might have other reasons to call that police department, though, so the companies couldn't block connections between people and the police. Is there a mechanism to identify this type of call before it gets to the units?

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