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Contempt of Cop!

Young man killed as Park Police fire Multiple shots.

Released dash cam VIDEO shows U.S. Park Police officers firing nine shots into an SUV who’s driver left the scene of a traffic accident, where reportedly he was the victim, then motored off again twice after stopping for perusing officers. Bijan Ghaisar, of McLean Virginia, died approximately two weeks after suffering a fatal head wound.

This was a young man who was probably scared to remain stopped because of some over aggressive police officers beating on his car door and window while screaming at him and brandishing semi-automatic weapons in his face. Its no wonder he took off twice before the final stop that ended his life.

The Concerned Citizen thinks that this is a classic case of “Contempt of Cop”. The officers involved were infuriated because this young man had the nerve to disobey their commands.

Park Police POLICY states that a vehicular pursuit is authorized only when: “The officer has reason to believe a felony has occurred or is occurring, or the suspect presents a clear and immediate threat to public safety.” It also states: “The act of fleeing and eluding the police shall not in itself be a pursuable offense.”

The FBI is investigating the shooting.

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911 Dispatcher sends Fire/EMS crew to the wrong address.

Sources advise us of a security threat near the White House that involved officers of the Secret Service who encountered a man with a loaded gun in his car. DC’s 911 center (OUC) was called and DC police, fire, and ems units were also dispatched; however, the fire & ems units were sent to the wrong location.

An operator/dispatcher at the Office of Unified Communications was instructed to send units to Madison Place and H Street Northwest; however, the dispatcher sent the fire/ems units to Madison Street and 8th Street Northwest, causing a considerable delay in service.

Management at the OUC is aware of this failure in service and will investigate. The Concerned Citizen plans to  track this incident and update readers as additional information becomes available.

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Cyberterrorists Target First Responders

The United States intelligence community has recently warned First Responders and the agencies they work for  about the escalating efforts of cyberterrorists to target them and their missions.

The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), an alliance between the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, told first responders, “We assess with moderate confidence that cyber actors, including those who support violent extremism, are likely to continue targeting first responders on the World Wide Web by distributing their personally identifiable information for the purpose of soliciting attacks from willing sympathizers in the homeland, hacking government websites, or attacking 911 phone systems to hinder first responders’ ability to respond to crises.” This practice took on greater importance after a vulnerability was discovered in D.C. shortly before the presidential inauguration in January.

First responders are encouraged to report suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Security Operations Center at 1-866-787-4722 or emailing soc@msisac.org.

Read the full story: http://wtop.com/national-security/2017/09/cyber-terrorists-targeting-first-responders/

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Major Metro Shutdown

The first major shutdown of the Metro DMV subway system begins today.

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The blue, orange, and silver lines will be closed entirely between the Minnesota Avenue and Eastern Market stations. The shutdown runs through July 3rd and will affect the commute for tens of thousands of people, particularly those who take Metro from Prince George’s County, Maryland. Metro will offer bus service between the two closed stations, but general manager Paul Wiedefeld cautioned riders that the buses simply will not be able to handle the number of people who usually ride the subway during rush hour.

Government agencies are being urged to allow workers affected by the shutdown to modify their work schedules.  Contributed by:  p_smith@ccindc.com

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“Disturbing Update” , to a recent 911 mishap.

If you remember, on January 20, 2016, the Concerned Citizen commented on a Paul Wagner/Fox5 exclusive report about a DC citizen who died after yet another delay in getting ALS paramedic assistance to a DC citizen.

Watch the VIDEO again and listen closely to Paul’s report. He says that according to Karima Holmesdirector Karima Holmes, the dispatcher in question had not refreshed her computer and was unaware that advanced life support was needed until A27 arrived on the scene and made the request.

Well folks, the Concerned Citizen has discovered through interviews and investigation that Karima Holmes either willfully misled city leadership and the public, or she was misled, lied to, and misinformed by the members of her administration charged with the investigation of this incident. However it happened, her Public Trust has been damaged.

Following are just 3 of the Facts that we’ve uncovered so far:

Number 1: According to transcripts of the incident and interviews with experienced Fire Department personnel, who are familiar with dispatch procedure, the police dispatcher indicated in her initial request for EMS that it was a male Unconscious and Not Breathing, which should have prompted the FEMS dispatcher, later determined to be a Ms. Robin Scott, to code and send an immediate delta-ALS response when she recreated the event for FEMS. Instead she coded the event as a bravo unknown, which only recommends a basic life support unit, and dispatched ambulance 27.

Number 2: OUC director, Karima Holmes, stated that the dispatcher, had not refreshed her computer. Well, our sources tell us that the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system has an Update Button that turns red whenever new notes are added to any report. The dispatcher in question only needed to press her update button to see that CPR was in progress, her computer did not need to be refreshed. However, if Ms. Scott had read the notes and coded the original event correctly, an advanced life support unit would have been dispatched in the very beginning instead of finally being sent and arriving some 20 minutes or so after being requested by the police. We’ve also learned that failure to update your CAD is a violation of OUC policy and procedure, and in a serious case like this, where the death of a citizen is involved, the violation usually results in a lengthy suspension if not termination for “Neglect of Duty”.

Number 3: This may be the most disturbing fact of all. It’s bad enough that yet another citizen, 67-year-old Lawrence Brown, died as a result of a 911 blunder in the District of Columbia; but now, the Concerned Citizen has learned that the very same dispatcher, Robin Scott, who just neglected her duty and failed to follow written policy by not sending the appropriate response, which could have in fact helped to save Mr. Brown’s life instead of possibly causing his death, was recently promoted to the position of Quality Assurance Officer.

Are you kidding Ms. Holmes? Is this some type of a joke or have you indeed been misled by your managers? You mean to say that an employee under your watch gets promoted instead of punished for causing a delay in service which in-turn contributed to, if not caused, the death of a citizen.

A few months ago, and at your behest, the Concerned Citizen said we would withhold criticism and opinions until after you’ve had a chance to take control of your agency and make the necessary changes to correct internal problems and remove the divisive and unproductive managers which have plagued the agency for years; however, this latest fiasco and the ultimate promotion (not suspension or termination) of the employee responsible is simply ridiculous and has destroyed this organizations confidence in you and your public’s Trust.

Be advised Ms. Holmes: The Concerned Citizen will no longer stand by with commentary as you have requested. Enough is enough. Unless immediate and decisive action is taken by you to reverse this latest slap in the face of our citizens, we will notify the Mayor; City Counsel; local and national news media; wards and tax paying residents across the city; and yes, even the family of Mr. Brown.

Let it be known now that this organization intends to report and expose corruption and mismanagement by elected and appointed officials by any means necessary.

We urge any government employee with information pertaining to city officials and managers who abuse their power, through threats, intimidation, or the like, to help advance our cause and make DC great again. You can and will remain anonymous. Just email any information and/or documents you may have to… investigations@theconcernedcitizen.net.

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