High speed police chases kill hundreds of people every year. Should High speed police chases be banned?

CAPISCE 2012/12/05 21:18:52
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High speed police chases kill hundreds of people—including law enforcement officials, alleged criminals and innocent civilians—each year in the United States. The wrongful deaths and personal injuries caused by a police chase makes them one of top causes of car accidents. While authorities are engaged in high-speed police chases to capture a fleeing suspect, there can be a disregard for the safety of other drivers as officers continue the chase well after the danger outweighs the need to apprehend the suspect.

That is why two-thirds of those injured or killed in fatal car accidents stemming from a police chase are innocent drivers and pedestrians that have nothing to do with the chase.
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  • GoldenFlame1100 2013/10/09 19:23:31
    Treason(Merriam Webster Dictionary): the betrayal of a trust.

    So wouldn't it be treason to shoot a fellow citizen? Even as "collateral damage"?(collateral damage meaning that our lives don't matter and only fallen cops should receive justice)
  • Pagan Hellfire 2013/10/09 05:01:31
    Pagan Hellfire
    The Police should be given the power to use snipers to take out anyone that runs from them using a vehicle. If you run you are guilty, end of story. So kill them before they get a chance to hurt or kill anybody else because of their stupidity.
  • Erica 2013/10/09 01:11:46
    I think that high-speed police chases endanger more people than they do catching the criminal when the pursuit ends. The police may be directly or indirectly the cause of several accidents and even deaths because of the extremely high speeds that are reached in these chases. Also, with today's technology, there should be zero reason to pursue one person at speeds that high. You can have their information in a moment's notice, and find their location via gps, satellites... or even send a ticket to their house (if it was a minor altercation)
  • CAPISCE Erica 2013/10/09 12:57:16
    How about that, we agree on something :)
  • S Perkins 2012/12/07 21:17:37
  • goatman112003 2012/12/06 00:35:05
    People do things where the police have to chase and the speeds do get high. To let these people go their merry ways is too dangerous for the general population even though the argument is given we can get them later. A man after shooting someone will shoot anyone he feels is a challenge to him including innocents.
  • Kurt 2012/12/06 00:23:03
  • Erica Kurt 2013/10/09 01:07:17
    Oh yes, those people that decide they don't want a speeding ticket... let's execute them, even though the police are entrapping them!
  • rand 2012/12/06 00:04:28
    ... but they should be reasonably limited. Allowing criminals (possibly serial killers) to speed away makes little sense. Perhaps more drones and satellites would help.
  • Cal 2012/12/06 00:00:39
    We still need to catch criminals. We can't just let them get away, and we can't tell them they can't run....because they are going to anyways. No, we don't need anymore BS bans.
  • Drummerboy 2012/12/05 23:55:27
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/12/05 23:49:18
    Lerro DeHazel
    Instead, if someone runs from the Law then they should get an extra 25-years-to-Life added on their Original Sentence. The only reason that criminals try to get away in high-speed-chases is because they know that as a Naton, we really suck when it comes to Enforcing The Law. If we only just Enforced our Laws then we wouldn't have any crime.
  • lonewolf 2012/12/05 23:41:53
    for minior things
  • kcandi 2012/12/05 23:31:31
    Just blow the drivers away.....alot of cops do that anyway, once they do get them stopped.

    (And for those of you who have no sense of humor, my response was a joke)
  • Professor Wizard 2012/12/05 23:17:20
    Professor Wizard
    With the technologies available today, there is no reason for a High Speed chase.

    We can pretty much find anyone we put our minds too... Get you now.. or get you later.. we will still get you!

    High Speed chases are just an excuse for the police to burn off some macho testosterone energy. ((I'm a cop, so it is OK for me to drive 166mph down a highway, because- well - that's my job, and because I want too!))
  • THE One and Only 2012/12/05 22:11:31
  • CAPISCE THE One... 2012/12/05 22:26:09
    Never said that
  • THE One... CAPISCE 2012/12/06 12:58:54
  • Profess... THE One... 2012/12/05 23:19:14
    Professor Wizard
    No.. just shoot the car with a "find me" tag. and get them later. Or follow them with a Helo... or... if a late model GM.. just follow them with OnStar. or a Ford with Sync.

    A few more years, and all cars will have kill buttons that the police can use to kill your car.
  • THE One... Profess... 2012/12/06 12:59:55
  • Profess... THE One... 2012/12/06 13:57:22
    Professor Wizard
    True... but... Well, ya can't fix stupid!
  • THE One... Profess... 2012/12/06 14:18:58
  • Profess... THE One... 2012/12/06 14:27:25
    Professor Wizard
    Exactly... That is why the Government is constantly writing laws requiring smart people to do things that will help keep stupid people alive.
  • THE One... Profess... 2012/12/06 15:16:41
  • Kitty 2012/12/05 21:40:32
    They've been banned in Canada for quite a while now. It has paid off.
  • Chris 2012/12/05 21:38:16
  • CAPISCE Chris 2012/12/05 21:39:23
    There are other ways
  • Chris CAPISCE 2012/12/05 21:51:34
  • Profess... CAPISCE 2012/12/05 23:24:58
    Professor Wizard
    Yup... all cop cars could be equipped with guided Misiles... instead of chasing them.. they just blow them up at the first safe opportunity.

    They won't have to blow too many of them up, and people will stop that crap!
  • Rob Clary 2012/12/05 21:34:21
    Rob Clary
    No, running from the police should be banned...lol
  • CAPISCE Rob Clary 2012/12/05 21:36:08
    Both are dangerous---this crap about Police being able to drive over 100 safely is just that----crap
  • Rob Clary CAPISCE 2012/12/05 21:47:37
    Rob Clary
    I don't want crooks getting away, so there. Don't snivel about the cops when it's the fleeing criminal who is to blame.
  • Erica CAPISCE 2013/10/09 01:08:46
    I agree with you entirely here.. there's no such thing as driving at high speeds safely with traffic on the roads.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/05 21:29:42
    Todd Parsons
    We also need to ban mcdonalds... they make people fat... Spoons and eating utensils too. Knives are two times as bad because they assist the fork and also stab people.

    We also need to ban drugs because they kill people...ohh...wait... NM

    We need to ban work...work causes stress...stress kills people.

    We need to ban aging as well.... if you get old...you go to jail.

    Fists....they are the third highest murder weapon out there... hands need to be banned

    Cars in general need to be banned... that causes death too...so does texting

    Fire...that kills people too

    Ban viruses ( no need for research)

    Ban Bacteria (yogurt has bacteria)

    Ban fungus (mushrooms)

    Electricity...that also kills people...ban that too

    Water...someone can drown...stop it!!!

    Plastic bags cause asphyxiation !!

    Tobacco product should also be banned.

    Airplanes also need to be banned.. people have died in them.

    elevators too!!!

    roller coasters have killed people

    any food that have allergies associated with them...causes death...should be banned

    Bees, snakes, and other venomous creatures caused death...ban them too

    Pollution can cause cancer...ban it

    Bullying kills people....so I think we may even need to ban people.
  • Profess... Todd Pa... 2012/12/05 23:26:45
    Professor Wizard
    Your forgot to ban Penis's... without them, there would be no Rape, Prostitution, Child Molestation, or Human Trafficking.
  • Todd Pa... Profess... 2012/12/06 01:03:42
    Todd Parsons
    good point .... Vaginas give birth to murderers too...those should also be banned
  • Christmas; In Chrome 2012/12/05 21:28:55
    Christmas; In Chrome
    I have never understood them. Nine times out of ten they know who the guy is and they know exactly where he'll go if left alone. Why not just be waiting for him when he gets there? He'll be a lot less stressed, and less people are likely to be hurt or killed. And for when they DON'T know they have planes and choppers, they can tail him without endangering everybody!
  • THE One... Christm... 2012/12/05 22:12:18
  • Christm... THE One... 2012/12/06 00:37:08
    Christmas; In Chrome
    Agreed, but what about traffic? He could even have his wife and kids in there with him. What if he freaks and pops them? It does happen. Happens all the time.
  • THE One... Christm... 2012/12/06 13:02:14

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