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Radio News: Oliver criticizes New York, and nation's 911 call system

May 16, 2016 6:00 pm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was called out by HBO's John Oliver May 15, for diverting funds meant to maintain and improve the 911 emergency call system. On his "Last Week Tonight" television show, Oliver also mentioned that New York is one of the few states that do not coordinate their county 911 call centers statewide. And nationwide, Facebook or the Domino's pizza app can tell exactly where your cell phone is calling from, but 911 operators are not getting that information, and emergency victims are left waiting while responders spend time figuring out where victims are located.