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Old 06-18-2003, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default Re: MC Chase ends in Death/Riot

High speed chases are dangerous to both the suspect and the police. Here in Oklahoma we lost a State Trooper a few years back during one which entered the west bound lanes of I-40. They were headed east.



The local, county and state policies have changed to not pursue in most cases.



My hatÂ’s off to Benton Township Police Chief Jimmie Coburn for taking the action to stop this extreme risk to public safety. To bad the policy wasnÂ’t in place before this riderÂ’s bad decision cost him his life.

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Old 06-18-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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Yeah, start a riot. that really is a way to make people sympathetic to your cause. It's just another excuse to burn down a neighborhood for no reason. You don't go on a rampage because of something like this, you air your grievences like a human being, not like an animal.
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Old 06-18-2003, 05:35 AM   #3
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Man, does this look good for motorcyclists everywhere. NOT!



I ride a sportbike, but I'm getting to the point where I'm wondering if some squids shouldn't be allowed to buy them. (I can't believe I said that)



Thanks to squids with exhibitionist riding habits, the police are getting so hostile toward everyone on a sport bike. Though I'm 37 with half-gray hair, cops look at me like a 'possible suspect.'



Thanks squids! NOT.
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Old 06-18-2003, 05:57 AM   #4
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Default let me get this straight ...

1) some squid on a sportbike tries to run from the cops at speeds in excess of 100 mph, all because of a little weed and a suspended license.



2) he eats it and dies.



3) people riot because of police misconduct.



i'm sorry folks, but this is definitely NOT police misconduct. it's clearly a case of natural selection at work. hopefully the lad was removed from the gene pool before he had a chance to breed.
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Old 06-18-2003, 07:12 AM   #5
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High speed chases by the police for non-violent offences and minor traffic violations have got to stop! In many of these situations inocent by-standers are hurt or killed.

There are other ways to deal with it, helicopters, radios, road bloks, what have you, but putting the citizens at large in danger because of anticuated police regulations is not the way to resolve it, I am not condoning the rioting that took place in Michigan, that definetly is not the way to resolve such problems, dialogue and peaceful demonstrations would be a lot more effective and civilized. One of the big reasons for the increase of this type of chase, has to be blamed on all of the TV shows depicting that kind of behaviour, it gives people the idea that it is ok to run from the police.
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Old 06-18-2003, 07:24 AM   #6
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Without pulling someone over, it'd be difficult to tell whether the suspect was in violation of a minor offense or was wanted for murder.



I think this is another Audi/Ford media hype phenomenon. What are the actual risks involved in high-speed chases? How many take place without injury/death? What is the risk of being killed during a high speed chase?
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Old 06-18-2003, 07:50 AM   #7
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You don't riot because you want sympathy. You riot because you're so angry you just can't contain yourself any longer. Benton Harbor is one of the crummiest places in Michigan I've been, probably worse off than Detroit.

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Old 06-18-2003, 07:54 AM   #8
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As soon as the vehicle fails to stop, just launch an F-16... one AGM and the pursuit is over!
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Old 06-18-2003, 07:56 AM   #9
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While a fleeing suspect may, or may not, be wanted for a serious crime the police sould not put the public at large in danger to apprehend a suspected criminal. Several years ago an innocent woman was run over by a highway patroman who was chasing a speeding motorcyclist in Redding CA. Imagine the public outrage if a police officer shot at a fleeing shoplifter in a crowded shoping mall. VWW
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Old 06-18-2003, 08:01 AM   #10
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"Yeah, start a riot. that really is a way to make people sympathetic to your cause. It's just another excuse to [throw a bunch of tea off a ship into the harbor] for no reason. You don't go on a rampage because of something like this, you air your grievences like a human being, not like an animal."

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