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In Detroit a mother dies as her 5 year-old son tries to get assistance from 911. The operator chides the young boy about making a prank phone call and he hangs up in exasperation.

What a horrible experience for a child. Alone with his mother, he did all he could by reaching out to 911. What is even more shameful is the pitiful amount the attorney is suing for. Even if Detroit is in a financial bind, he should for at least $46,000,000; one million dollars for each year that she lived.

© 2006 VANESSA BYERS, Vanessa: Unplugged