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Old 08-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Another one ...

Just had another police chase on television in Fort Worth and as always, the guy being chased didn't get away.

I will never understand why these idiots think they can get away from police cars and helicopters - they can't outrun police radios and sooner or later they're going to run out of fuel, not to mention running on rims if the police can get a good hit with the nail strips.

But the biggest fear I always have when these chases occur is the chance that innocent people could get hurt or killed by these idiots when they're running - they have no respect or consideration for innocent people who may be hit or killed by their actions.

I'm done ranting.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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B, I think your reasoning is why a lot of cities have stopped doing the chases for minor crimes. I would hate to think an innocent person was killed because a LEO for chasing someone for an expired license, etc.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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B, I think your reasoning is why a lot of cities have stopped doing the chases for minor crimes. I would hate to think an innocent person was killed because a LEO for chasing someone for an expired license, etc.
I think some cities in the DFW area have enacted this practice, but the police never know if the person they pulled over will run and if the word gets out that the police won't pursue you, then anybody with a warrant out for them will possibly run - remember these guys don't care about anything or anybody but themselves.

Now learning that this guy I posted about is suspected of beating his wife and setting his house on fire and then hitting a firefighter with his pickup.

I was taught to always obey a policemans orders as I believe most of us here were also.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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As a cop I can say that if most officers knew that it was just a minor offense then yes terminate it. But we don't know that they are not running from something else. Remember an expired tag can turn into a person wanted for murder running
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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There was a guy in Houston on a motorcycle that evaded police for a few days. Every time they spotted him he ran. He was really a good rider and seemed to always have a good strategy. He finally ran out of gas...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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As a cop I can say that if most officers knew that it was just a minor offense then yes terminate it. But we don't know that they are not running from something else. Remember an expired tag can turn into a person wanted for murder running
I'm not a cop, but what you say here is just what I thought in my post #3. You just never know what that guy you just stopped for a burnt out brake light has out for him.

I'm also amazed that some states allow the degree of window tinting they do - how do you know who or what is behind that side window,especially at night?
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I'm not a cop, but what you say here is just what I thought in my post #3. You just never know what that guy you just stopped for a burnt out brake light has out for him.

I'm also amazed that some states allow the degree of window tinting they do - how do you know who or what is behind that side window,especially at night?
I make them roll it down. I actually felt better in night stops because I can use my spot lights to blind then and create silhouette in the car and use the dark for concealment. But yes suvs and dark tint make for a hair raising moment
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I'm a no mercy type of guy. So I feel that if someone is dumb enough to run he should be fair game. I feel an officer has the right to draw their weapon and take the dumba.. out.

This whole country cares too much what other people are going to feel and think because we have all become way too dang sensitive.

If someone is going to disobey the law and endanger several others I feel an officer has to make that judgment call and potentially take them out... If they are running from law enforcement obviously they aren't a real beneficial specimen for our country...
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Don't know why the chase can't be done in the air instead of on the ground. Could it not be done without the high speed also by using the radios and strategically placed cars? OR, just shoot the tires out.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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Lack of respect is the problem. Lord what my Dad would've done to me! My tail hurts just thinking about it! Of course, that's abuse nowadays!
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