December 30, 2009

Dr. Phil Asked to Take 911 Calls

NASHVILLE, TN -- The head of the Fraternal Order of Police has officially requested that Dr. Phil McGraw, a popular former psychologist and talk show host, start taking calls from some 911 callers.  Citing recent cases of spurious 911 calls in Texas and Massachusetts, the organization is concerned that many people expect the police to handle non-emergencies which have traditionally been worked out on daytime television.

The plan advocates directing "certain" callers to Dr. Phil for remediation and is estimated to save hundreds of lives and millions of dollars annually as police call centers and officers are used more effectively.  An additional, related proposal involves offloading some civil cases to Judge Judy.

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