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dute42 karma

In your experience, does racism play into how calls are responded to?

I ask because I once called 911. I was living in the ghetto at the time, and outside a group of young men were assaulting a woman on the street in broad daylight. I won't get into details, but it was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.

The dispatcher asked for ethnicity and a description. I identified both the attackers and victim as being black.

When a cop car came by a few minutes later, everyone scattered. The car slowly rolled by as two thugs grabbed the girl and dragged her into a nearby parking lot, away from the cruiser. The cops didn't even come to a complete stop before leaving.

To this day I believe that if I had said the girl was white and the attackers black, the cops would have actually responded.

A related question: could I get in trouble for intentionally lying about the race of a victim in order to entice cops to actually do their job?

dute21 karma

I retired with over 10,000 hours.

I don't think most redditors get how impressive this is. You have my respect sir.

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The original reference is "The Valensole Affair" by Aime Michel (pages 7-8) in the Nov-Dec 1965 edition of Flying Saucer Review. PDF link here:


If you want to see some vintage Vallee database gathering, check out his article in the same edition "UFO Research in the U.S.A.: Part I - The Purpose of the Survey" (pages 32-36).

/r/UAP exists if you want to stay on reddit. We don't have any specific posts on this report, but do have many on Vallee's work in general.

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And yes, by the way, I have plans for future investigations.

For the interested, the French space agency CNES hosted a conference on the gathering of "UFO" reports and data in 2014:


Here's Vallee's talk:


http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/fileadmin/documents/15_VALLEE_abs.pdf (abstract)

http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/fileadmin/documents/15_VALLEE_full.pdf (full paper)

http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/fileadmin/documents/15_VALLEE_sli.pdf (lecture notes)