Woman Dies After Medics Assumed She Couldn’t Afford Ambulance

“Get up get, get get down / 911 is a joke in yo town / Get up, get, get, get down / Late 911 wears the late crown” – that’s from the 1993 song, “911 Is a Joke” by Public Enemy. The group made a song about the tendency of emergency responders to respond slow to a African American neighborhoods, which was common for many in the 80’s and 90’s.