I was watching HLN today & they brought up a chase in Florida where a driver suspected of DWI was chased by police at high speeds through the streets. A former police officer/commentator for HLN commented "there is always some knucklehead" referring to the suspected DWI driver. And yet, who were the knuckleheads? The suspect sped off being chased and slammed into other cars injuring people. Now that never would have happened but for the police pursuing the suspect at high speeds. The chase is presumed to stop & save lives, but more often it kills innocents. What do you think?
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For speeding? No seat belt? Suspected DWI? Running a stop sign? Seems a little much. Plus it is making police judge & jury. Plus it is dangerous to bystanders. Plus it is illegal & reckless action.
Can be done safely so long as the right time is picked.
Better to take out the runner before they kill or maim an innocent.
It doesn't matter why they are running if they kill you or someone's child.
As I said make it policy and they won't run.
I have to admit Borsia, your answer got my attention! LOL I don't think I'd run from someone with a high powered rifle pointed in my direction.
Keep in mind that 9 times out of 10 you only need to shoot the car. Chances are that you are going to hit some critical engine / electrical component or break the engine block itself. Taking out the radiator will kill most cars in 15 minutes or less.