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What should law enforcement do about dangerous high speed chases?

CAPISCE 2012/08/15 22:02:41
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Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
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Innocent bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has found. The deaths have several communities around the USA wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent crimes.

About 360 people are killed each year in police chases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Proponents of more restrictive chase policies say the fatality numbers are lower than the real toll because there is no mandatory reporting system for deaths in pursuits.
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  • gidianedwards97 2012/08/17 19:43:00
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    gidianedwards97
    RPG problem solved
  • John "By God" American 2012/08/16 14:38:56
    Ban them
    John "By God" American
    +1
    That'll start thinning out the A-hole's who become police to do that.
  • cc 2012/08/16 03:31:11
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    cc
    +1
    I.D. the car, get some pictures....if he exceeds a certain speed, there should be an order to shoot the bastard. At some point someone driving a certain speed is becoming a murderer, or someone willing to put anyones life in danger to get what he wants... if he gets away then there is detective work to do and innocent people will live another day.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/16 03:12:34
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    I actually thing they are starting to do a good job of staying in striking distance using the helicopters to do the tracking.
  • Buzzymuzzwelle 2012/08/16 02:58:39
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Buzzymuzzwelle
    +1
    Since we are slowly becoming a socialist police state, the little black boxes they want to put in our vehicles to monitor them and tax us by the mile will eventually have the capability of disabling our vehicles. For our safety of course. Buzzy
  • RayG 2012/08/16 01:29:44
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    RayG
    And use stop sticks if time and circumstances permit....
  • Peacock 2012/08/16 01:25:32
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Peacock
    +1
    Let common sense prevail.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/08/16 01:02:37
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    Funnel them into spike strips to stop them.
  • skroehr 2012/08/16 00:36:43
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    skroehr
    While I think there are some things we can do in order to change the outcome to where it is only fatal or dangerous to the one being chased, I'm not sure it's up to us to decide which criminals should be chased and which shouldn't. The police should be able to make judgement calls at the time.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/08/15 23:56:20
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    In the not so distant future police will be able to stall your vehicle if you try to out run them. It is coming very shortly.
  • jgh57 2012/08/15 23:53:17
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    jgh57
    It is the criminal not the police who are at fault. I'm thinking make the penalty so high and mandatory from running from the police that no one will take the risk. If someone is injured or killed during a chase that charge should be added to the crime such as attempted murder or murder.
  • rand 2012/08/15 23:33:27
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    rand
    Use helicopters as quickly as possible whenever/wherever available. Serial killers will speed away at all costs and need to be caught.
  • charles nelson 2012/08/15 23:26:51
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    charles nelson
    But, guys please say a prayer, or meditate, yes I know seconds count. but do you best.
  • Jim 2012/08/15 23:15:52
    Let the police chase any criminal, at any speed
    Jim
    Give them rocket launchers and blow the b**tards off the face of the earth.
  • John "B... Jim 2012/08/16 14:44:56 (edited)
    John "By God" American
    You can't possibly be serious...
  • James 2012/08/15 22:42:12
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    James
    +1
    There has to be limits on chases that limits speeds in populated areas. There should be requirements on lights and sirens as well. I have seen several times where an officer is running high speed in a mixed zOne area with just lights. That is a recipe for disaster.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/08/15 22:13:23
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +2
    basically they got use common sense and only do it when other motor vehicles are not in danger of being hurt.
  • Rock 2012/08/15 22:09:10
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Rock
    +2
    There needs to be a limit placed on these kind of chases. Whether that be a maximum speed that they can chase (dependent on the type of street and location) or whether it's once they have an ID on the person being chased (such as a visual confirmation or a license plate number that doesn't come back stolen) then they back off. It isn't worth the loss of life or destruction to private or public property.
  • Jim Rock 2012/08/15 23:17:35
    Jim
    Wait till some criminal does something to you or your family, then let's hear what you have to say.
  • Rock Jim 2012/08/15 23:20:02
    Rock
    I'd say the same thing then as I'll say now, I wouldn't want some other family to go through the same thing I was going through because of an overzealous police officer.
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2012/08/15 22:07:16
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    I think they should at least take away their licences. Those creeps make things get out of hand...
  • Zuggi 2012/08/15 22:06:58
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Zuggi
    +1
    I'd restrict certain areas and other dangerous situations, especially if it's someone they can catch later without putting the public at danger.
  • TuringsChild 2012/08/15 22:06:39
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    TuringsChild
    +2
    How about developing a way to EMP a car that tries to rabbit?
  • John "B... Turings... 2012/08/16 14:43:42
    John "By God" American
    +2
    Cops don't want that! Ya get no RUSH with an EMP!!!!
  • Turings... John "B... 2012/08/16 18:02:20
    TuringsChild
    +2
    And the truth comes out!
  • Ken 2012/08/15 22:06:07
    Ban them
    Ken
    +2
    Get the license and pick them up latter.
  • Jim Ken 2012/08/15 23:18:42 (edited)
    Jim
    Yeh right! The vehicle is more then likely stolen, good luck with that.
  • Ken Jim 2012/08/16 00:25:42
    Ken
    So it's better to chase them and let someone innocent die to get a stolen car?
  • John "B... Ken 2012/08/16 14:41:57
    John "By God" American
    +1
    He's probably a cop, former cop or has a family member or friend who's a cop...
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/08/15 22:04:20
    Put some type of limits on them, (explain)
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +3
    It's smarter when they radio ahead and have a roadblock or strips down without the dangerous chases.

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