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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Should cops pursue ?

EDIT: Im pretty sure I misspelled pirsue so if anyone can correct me please do so

Ok so I'm watching Fox News and something came on just now about the danger associated with police chases and if they are worth it when it puts other lives in danger. Some people think it puts more people in danger(the officers, pedestrians, other motorists)than it's worth. One guy was suggesting maybe certain conditions should be met before a pirsuit is started. Stuff like is it a wanted fugitive, someone with a warrant etc. and if not then just let them go. This just made me curious as to what everyone on the forums thinks about the subject.

Should cops pirsue no matter what, should certain conditions be met first, or should they just abandon the practice all together and figure out other ways of bringing these people to justice? I think if police were to just let people go it would cause much more harm than good with more people figuring hey I can just do whatever i want on the road and just take off if they pull me over.



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first its Pursue, im bad to misspell words too...haha

2ndly there are alot of conditions that some cops follow as to keep chasing & what-not... but i think its better to keep on them b/c just like u said, they'll start thinking "ok, if i do THIS they'll stop & then i can get away w/ basically anything"
but i'm almost always on the cops' sides anyways, so... but yeah, sometimes its better to let them go b4 it gets too far, its just what counts to me as 'too far' would be diff for you... so idk, lol


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I feel like some conditions should be met but some people might take advantage of those then. For example if you are going over a certain kilometer and hour in japan the police cant chase after you. Maybe enforce a rule like that here but then you wouldnt want people blowing down the freeways at that speed and figuring hey as long as i keep it at this high speed the cop cant even chase after me.



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first its Pursue, im bad to misspell words too...haha

2ndly there are alot of conditions that some cops follow as to keep chasing & what-not... but i think its better to keep on them b/c just like u said, they'll start thinking "ok, if i do THIS they'll stop & then i can get away w/ basically anything"
but i'm almost always on the cops' sides anyways, so... but yeah, sometimes its better to let them go b4 it gets too far, its just what counts to me as 'too far' would be diff for you... so idk, lol
Just out of curiosity what would you consider "too far"?



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I think yes if it is going to put other peoples lives at danger, and the pursuit has been going on too long, they should call it. I've seen it happen on cops. They chase someone for like 10 minutes then he starts going through town blowing red lights and stuff, and it was right around time when school let out. S kids were all over the place, the cops said forget it, let him go. Its not worth the risk to these kids.

Thats how i think it should be. Not saying they shouldnt pursue people at all, but if it get to dangerous they should know when to call it.

I think theres a law that a cop cannot be in a highspeed chase(over 100mph) because it is too dangerous for the officer and the other people on the road. I believe this is for resendential areas, and high population areas.

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ok well here's something i'm sure everyone's seen tokyo drift.. and the part where he's talkin if you goin an excess amount over the speed limit that they let you go... wel that's true.. but thing is those are just street racers and drifters.. but i do think that they should obviiously persue stolen vehicle's and all that good jazz and drunk drivers... it's kind of ehh win win lose lose situation tho goin on

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Isnt it a florida law anyways that Cops are not supposed to pursue anyone evading
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