In Oakland, there is a 9-1-1 crisis currently occurring, according to a report by NBC. Callers may wait 10 minutes or more simply to speak with a dispatcher. Interestingly, an Oakland Police officer was stabbed while off duty by a woman, and had calls for his aid fail to connect as well. The report goes into more details.
So, the question is, who are you going to call when the call won’t go through? If there is a crisis, a blackout, a credit collapse, or some such event, there are not enough Police to “protect you” even if you could call them and protecting people was lawfully required of them. (It’s not) When seconds count, Police are minutes away or never. If things really hit the fan, the Blue-line gang in general will be looking after their own, not you. You need to take your security into thine own hands. Officer Safety is the priority of men and women acting as Officers, not yours. They, in self-evident function and nature, are revenue collection and policy enforcement mercenaries for the Legal-Society.