You know what? Stories like this make me physically sick. Here, you have a woman being chased by a man. She’s begging for help, and is pretty clear what that help would need to be. She needs an address and for someone to meet her there.
She’s got a vaguely Spanish accent. She’s speaking clearly. The dispatcher insists he can’t understand her. Three minutes later, she’s dead, and no one has helped her.
Some headlines described Kerr Day’s murderer as a jilted lover. Others describe her death as the result of a lover’s quarrel. How can someone write that? He was her stalker and her murderer. If she hadn’t lured him out of the house, he’d’ve killed her and her children. They’d only spoken a few times — and her actual boyfriend was at the house! Does that sound like a jilted lover? A lover’s tiff?
No. It sounds like a crazy man planning to kill a brave woman… who’s then not helped by the police.
And people wonder why women of color don’t always trust the police.