Calling 911

Question of Day July 8, 2012 ~ 911 For Non-emergency Purposes

Should people who call 911 for non-emergency purposes be fined and/or jailed?
What sort of punishment, if any, would be appropriate for people who abuse such a vital system?

It seems to me that fines and jail don’t achieve a lot. They are options of last resort. Fines mean nothing to the wealthy and are disproportionately difficult for the poor.

Community service, working with emergency response teams for 6 weekends would seem to be an appropriate response.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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