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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree with that. Innocent people do not run from the police. With dash cams the "oh they might tell someone to run so they can shoot them" is a load of nonsense. If they can quickly take out someone they can avoid a high speed chase thus reduce the danger the person running the cops poses to other drivers and people.
    People might run from the cops for tons of things.

    They might be drunk.
    They might have a joint on them.
    They might have a bunch of outstanding parking tickets.
    They might have a stolen cell phone.
    They might be an axe murderer on the loose.

    How are the police supposed to know whether the person fleeing has committed a felony or not?

    Are you proposing that the police be able to shoot anyone for any crime if they try to flee?
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I am all for it. I believe we should have reimplemented this a long time ago. Why allow someone feeing to put innocents at risk? Granted I can see it being abused on occation but with modern camera equipment found in all police cars I suspect it would be minimal.
    It's a bad idea. Scratch that, it's a dumb idea.

    Random flying bullets and civilian populations are an extremely bad combination.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Probably no worse than the high-speed chases they're now engaging in, running citizens off the road left and right.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    People might run from the cops for tons of things.

    They might be drunk.
    They might have a joint on them.
    They might have a bunch of outstanding parking tickets.
    They might have a stolen cell phone.
    They might be an axe murderer on the loose.
    How are the police supposed to know whether the person fleeing has committed a felony or not?

    Irrelevant. They shouldn't be trying to flee police. A dead cellphone thief is much better result than a injured or dead law abiding citizen who was ran into by the scumbag fleeing police.


    Are you proposing that the police be able to shoot anyone for any crime if they try to flee?
    Prison guards shoot inmates who try to escape.Inmates range from junkies all the way to murderers.
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Irrelevant. They shouldn't be trying to flee police. A dead cellphone thief is much better result than a injured or dead law abiding citizen who was ran into by the scumbag fleeing police.
    A guy running down the street is going to kill people?

    How fast is he running?

    Prison guards shoot inmates who try to escape.Inmates range from junkies all the way to murderers.
    Can you think of a difference between a convict and someone who has not been convicted of anything?
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Shooting a handgun at a moving vehicle, even trying to hit tires is a dumb idea. We are considering that the cop doesn't have the gun even drawn yet. Drawing down on a small target, moving away from you, with a weapon that has limited effective range?

    Seems like a waste of perfectly good ammunition to me.

    Now if they had .50 cals mounted on the police cars......
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Police officers should be allowed to shoot people for fleeing from them. This is a case of "if you haven't done anything wrong", because people who haven't done anything wrong don't run from the police.
    Why not !! Why bother wih an arrest and trial and setencing and a need for prisons? Look if we just authorize the police to execute anyone who they think has committed a crime or maybe will committ a crime we will introduce efficiency into our criminal justice system. As a matter of fact if we adopt my proposal we can just just down the criminal justice system and save all sorts of money.
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Let me get this straight. One state allows cops to shoot at fleeing cars but in another they can't arrest emotionally unstable, uncooperative, resistive, offensive, racially hateful people on the porch?

    Well goddam. Pretty soon we're gonna need a lawyer to take a ****.

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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    It's a bad idea. Scratch that, it's a dumb idea.

    Random flying bullets and civilian populations are an extremely bad combination.
    I absolutely agree that "Random flying bullets and civilian populations are an extremely bad combination". What I would do is develop an intelligent missle that will identify a automobile and let the police use those to stop the criminals who try tp flee from the police. In fact the missle weapons can be use to stop speeders, people supected of DWI, driving while Black, driving while liberal or while an illegal alien, etc. Just think if the criminals have their families in the car we can not only wipe out the current criminals but also future criminals. The more that I think of it ACM -Anti Criminal Missle has great potential.
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    Re: Policy Would Allow Cops To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

    Imagine if we could use a laser carrier to implant a radioactive marker on those vehicles trying to allude capture by the police. Just point and click. Then retreat and go about the business of the day elsewhere.

    And then let the 24/7, circling aerial drone, hone in on the "painted" target, and then, at an oppertune time, blow the vehicle off the face of the planet. Taliban their ass! Woooohooo!

    How cool would that be?
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