Home alone and strangled by a phone cord, George the Basset Hound saved himself by dialing an emergency help number. His owner is happy but shocked he made it: "He's really dopey and just likes to chew socks.
Last week, Canada’s Conservative party announced plans to set up a police hotline called “Report Your Neighbor,” which is exactly as terrifying as it sounds. This is the totalitarian nightmare.
Jeremy Corbyn has made some sensible and laudable suggestions on tackling the scourge of sexual harassment: the extension of a scheme tested in Bradford to register the number plates of men who shout at women in the street, and the creation of a police hotline for reporting harassment and assault staffed exclusively by women, is especially encouraging. But a pilot scheme of women-only train carriages after 10pm? Not so much.
When a San Diego County police officer pulls you over for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it unleashes a whole chain of events that put your life and your driving privileges on hold.