Former emergency dispatcher Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) invited the dispatcher during the San Bernardino Islamic terror attacks to be her guest next Tuesday at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Annemarie Teall directed first responders during the December 2 attacks that ultimately left 14 dead and 22 injured. The Police Dispatch Supervisor has worked as a dispatcher for 27 years.
Teall told CBS 2 Los Angeles that the 12 hours on December 2 were the most challenging of her career. “Hearing bullets being fired as officers are trying to talk on the radio, it brings back the humanity to the job.”
“Annemarie was the calm voice we all heard on the 911 recordings from that fateful day,” said Torres. “As panic spread throughout the region, she and her team coordinated a swift, effective emergency response to what is likely the greatest tragedy our community has ever suffered.”
Reminding the public that she is a former dispatcher, Torres said, “Dispatchers very rarely get the recognition they deserve. By inviting Annemarie I hope to not only recognize her and the crucial role she played that day, but also the thousands of dispatchers throughout the country who form a vital part of our first responder teams, yet often go unnoticed.”
San Bernardino attacker Tashfeen Malik came to the U.S. on a K-1 financé visa to marry fellow attacker Syed Rizwan Farook. Screening did not keep the terrorist Malik out of the U.S., nor did it discover that financé Farook had made plans with friend and Muslim convert Enrique Marquez to carry out maximum damage Islamic terror attacks years previously, or that Farook had been connected to individuals arrested on terror connected charges.
Last November Torres took part in a Thanksgiving welcoming ceremony for two families at the Islamic Center of Claremont. Breitbart News previously reported that, according to the center’s Facebook page, the community is outspoken in its identification with the Palestinians in their conflict with Israel. During the pre-Thanksgiving ceremony, Torres spoke of assurance that government screening requires refugees to prove they are not connected with terrorists; however, this past week two “refugees” were found in the U.S. – in Houston, Texas, and Sacramento, California — having been connected to terrorist activities. The cases bring into question the sufficiency of government screening of foreign nationals coming to the U.S.
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