http://articles.ivpressonline.com/2012-02-28/woman-files-lawsuit_31109095 Was calling 911 a good idea? Could Mrs. Hicks have transported her husband to the emergency room faster and safer without police presence? This is hardly an isolated incident. Police lend chaos to accident scenes and get into silly arguments with rescue workers and concerned family members, causing serious delays in the treatment of patients. We take it for granted that we should call 911 when an emergency arises, but perhaps it would be smarter to place the injured or sick person in a vehicle and move him/her promptly to the nearest emergency room. Police have murdered and maimed suicidal people whose concerned family members have called police for help. I'm betting those families wish they'd never called the police. Then there are cases like John Loxas' murder, which resulted from a conflict with a neighbor who called police in to help her settle her dispute with Mr. Loxas. I doubt the neighbor expected Mr. Loxas to be shot by a sniper while holding his infant grandson. I think we all need to rethink "911." The "help" we get could turn ugly, or even deadly. Women who are pulled over or approached by lone officers "for no discernable reason" may well have valid concerns. They know other women have been unlawfully detained and assaulted. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/29/3772281/former-fort-worth-officer-pleads.html How many assaults did he get away with? It seems to me like reports of this sort of behavior trickle in from all over the country every month. No wonder women are creeped out when a lone officer approaches them or pulls them over for no discernable reason. It is creepy. It makes you wonder if Patricia Cook's murder would have been avoided if whoever "saw something and said something" worrisome about the middle-aged matron's presence near the church-school had decided to approach Mrs. Cook and talk to her instead of calling police.