The Mostly Terrible Things I Learned by Listening to Police Scanners for 6 Months

http://www.vice.com/read/the-mostly-terrible-things-i-learned-by-listening-to-police-scanners-for-six-months-637

She’s a woman in her mid 50s or early 60s and she’s about 20 stories up, standing on the edge of her apartment balcony. It’s a mid-January night in Toronto so it’s absolutely freezing outside but she’s not wearing a coat or mittens or a hat or even socks—probably because she’s not planning to be outside long enough to get hypothermia, or even frostbite.  She has stage IV cancer…

Did you know that in Toronto, there were four times more suicides than murders in 2009? …

First responders don’t get that luxury, and it doesn’t take long to see why paramedics and cops have some of the highest rates of PTSD in the population…