Everyone is having a good laugh over this one today, with “silly old woman” stories going out internationally. Much as I hate to dissent from the mainstream view, Brown Deer Police Chief Michael A. Kass’ response to this was unconscionable. Apparently all the Brown Deer Police did was ask her to call back if she heard it again. Did they do even a routine check to find out who lived next door?
Meanwhile, numerous news stories have provided the location of the complaint, thereby revealing where this woman lives and possibly exposing her to danger. Can Chief Kass stop chortling long enough about how silly she is to make sure that this woman is protected? She did the right thing, even if (as is likely), she misheard what was being chanted: the whole idea of “if you see something, say something” is for citizens to be vigilant. It is up to the police to determine if there is a serious reason for concern — if they bother to check.
Now we know that if we see something, we should say something, unless what we saw seems too silly for the local police chief, or it’s just a young Muslim boy bringing a clock that looks like a bomb to school. In other words, if you see something, don’t say anything, unless you want to expose yourself to public ridicule or charges of “Islamophobia.”
Chief Kass should apologize, and resign, forthwith.
“Police: Woman Chants ‘ISIS is good, ISIS is great’ During Sex,” by Justin Thompson-Gee, CBS 58, December 21, 2015:
An 82-year-old woman called Brown Deer Police Sunday night requesting police because she heard someone chanting, “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” while having sex….
Police advised the woman to call back if she heard the chanting again.
When asked about the incident, Brown Deer Police Chief Kass replied, “maybe taking see something, say something a little too far?”…