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    Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

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    I found this to be a very interesting story. Liked the ruling...hampering police on high-speed chases by ruling against the officer could've spelled bad news in future chases.



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    another point for the good guys



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    It all depends on why a suspect is being chased. In this day and age of high technology (computers and that old tech of 2-way radios) there aren't too many reasons for a high speed pursuit. Too often innocent bystanders are the victims. That said, I don't disagree with the ruling, but officers need to use a little common sense. Chasing suspected a drunk driver for example is asking for trouble.



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    I think that the younger generations have played to much Grand Theft Auto, and feel pretty invincible in their cars. So look out for the next generation of criminals.



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl1977 View Post
    Chasing suspected a drunk driver for example is asking for trouble.
    I don't really disagree with your overall point - that technology could avoid a number of dangerous chases. At least in places that have the technology - air support foremost. But those places are few and far between.

    But to your example. Leaving a drunk driver continue on ISN'T asking for trouble?



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl1977 View Post
    It all depends on why a suspect is being chased. In this day and age of high technology (computers and that old tech of 2-way radios) there aren't too many reasons for a high speed pursuit. Too often innocent bystanders are the victims. That said, I don't disagree with the ruling, but officers need to use a little common sense. Chasing suspected a drunk driver for example is asking for trouble.
    Yep, there should be no chases. The police should just shoot the damn drivers. Problem solved and no chance they will commit a second offense!


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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    If you are guilty and you run from the police, you better be prepared for the beating that it brings along with it.



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    A similar case that is pending in a small city south of Dallas...

    Old boyfriend and new boyfriend get into a fight. Old BF literally beats new BF's brains out with new BF's baseball bat and kills him. Girlfriend calls the cops. Cops come, and old BF comes after the cops with the bloody bat. Cops shoot old BF with one of the those beanbag guns. One of the beanbags breaks, and a stray BB hits old BF in the eye. Old BF becomes visually impaired, and decides to sue the cops. GF proclaims to the press that old BF wasn't violent, and there was no need for the cops to use "deadly" force against him.

    Nice...



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    Re: Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    Old boyfriend didn't deserve the bean bags, just the lead in them.



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