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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Get ready. Storm trooper's comin'.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Get ready. Storm trooper's comin'.

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    Interesting video... and I agree with this guy as far as the persons ability to defend themselves. If a person chooses to remain disarmed, then they are at risk of being put at the mercy of a criminal (which is still a relatively slim chance)... So, I believe that a person has the right to REASONABLY defend themselves (six shots in the chest may or may not be reasonable level of defense)...

    Howver, police is a different issue, so, should be mandated to do everything in their power to bring the perpetrator to justice... the reason that I disagree with cops having the right to shoot down people fleeing is that it's ripe for abuses... to extrapolate out you would end up with some sort of 'judge dredd' scenario where the cops are the judges, and when need be the executioners.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Most of the idiots running from cops on TV are ex-cons not wanting to go back to prison. I wonder what that actual ratio is, in the real world.

    Perhaps we should surgically implant GPS homing devices in all ex-cons. A chip that can pin-point, through global satellites, exactly just who is in the fleeing vehicle and, well, everywhere they go afterward.

    Then, just let car go. Come back and get the guy later that night. Or tomorrow. He can run but he can't hide.

    THEN shoot him.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Most of the idiots running from cops on TV are ex-cons not wanting to go back to prison. I wonder what that actual ratio is, in the real world.

    Perhaps we should surgically implant GPS homing devices in all ex-cons. A chip that can pin-point, through global satellites, exactly just who is in the fleeing vehicle and, well, everywhere they go afterward.

    Then, just let car go. Come back and get the guy later that night. Or tomorrow. He can run but he can't hide.

    THEN shoot him.
    Hey why stop there... why not make it a remote activated cyanide chip so that if they try to run again you just remote detonate their chip...

    Wait... why even stop there... let's put these cianide chips into everyone and if you are found to be doing something that 'offends' government, then they can just detonate those chips...

    Or better yeat... lets put a chip in everyones brain which scans your mind and if you even THINK of committing a crime that brainwave sets off the chip.... that would stop ALL crime everywhere.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    I think you're on to something here.

    You should run for Sheriff.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Not necessarily. Could be a kid with some marijuana, or someone who didn't commit a felony, yet is guilty of some misdemeanor. Or it could be someone who is guilty of nothing.

    We'll let the courts decide, not the police.
    If they're innocent, then there's no need to run.
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If they're innocent, then there's no need to run.
    You're using Common Sense.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If they're innocent, then there's no need to run.
    This is true... you shouldn't run, especially with a fat cop cause he'll make you pay extra for making him work hard.

    The thing is, shooting a suspect should be saved as a last resort, or if he's trying to attack the cops or something... but even then, a car that's fleeing should be stopped first and then determining if shots should be fired.

    As for running on foot... if we're talking about someone escaping from a bank robbery... that still has the pile of money on him... well, I thought it was fire a warning shot first and then you can shoot him if he keeps running... but in that case 'susptect' is used loosely. In that case it's a very different use to say shooting at a suspect... cause a person that's running because of a petty warrant is stupid and probably deserves the beating he'g get, but unless he goes the extra step and attacks the cops, should be arrested not killed.

    There's a reason why cops are supposed to be tested for the quality of their character... with some of the seeming 'roid rage' cops out there nowadays, it seems that the standards may have been lowered.

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