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Old 06-01-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Buttwipes. More laws, that solves everything. Makes me wish for a giant asteroid from outer space to kill us all. Or maybe just a plague that only kills lawyers....
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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"The motorcycle rider swerved in front of a civilian car and sped away, causing the officer's car to hit the civilian's."



I love this Quote, how does the motorcyle "swerving" in front of a car cause the Cop to run into a car?



Now don't get me wrong the guy should not have been running from the police, but it sounds to me like the cop was being over-zealous and try to cut infront of the car when he did not have enough room to safely make it. In turn causing an accident which killed 2 people.



So IMO the has to share the blame here.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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When I saw "Backlash" I thought I was going to read about manslaughter charges against the "cops" who caused the carnage by not using common sense in this situation.



Put this in the context of today's earlier post on the "High Speed Erratic Motorcycle Riding." Unf'ingbelievable.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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Apparently we arrived at the same conclusion...

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Old 06-01-2007, 01:47 PM   #5
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Ok this legislator is really stupid.. I wish the site had a feedback section. How about MO contact this legislator and interview him? I would ask him some pointed questions like?
[*]Should we ban high performance automobiles?
[*]Exactly how many chases involve motorcycles?
[*]Is a knee jerk reactionary who doesn't think his statement through?
[*]Was the motorcyclist involved in a felony crime before the chase?
[*]Does Maryland use single engine fixed wing aircraft surveillance?
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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Yep I agree seems like an irrational witch hunt to me..
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:55 PM   #7
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"Police say they were chasing a black, high-speed, nimble racing motorcycle".



Or as Phil Lynot once said "I'VE SEEN THE DEATH MACHINE".



Sorry, as you can see I've got nothing important to say.



Hey MO, howzabout testing one of those Chinese WWII BMW knockoffs?



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Old 06-01-2007, 02:00 PM   #8
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Well, you guys who love the govt so much should be really happy right now. You pusillaminous sheeple who turn to legislators to protect you from everything are to thank for this. This "problem" will be dealt with not by careful consideration but by broad sweeping laws that punish everyone. Just like always. Politicians just looooove to be seen 'doing something' and they don't care one whit how much harm they cause as long as it looks good in the polls.



You actually believed that the govt would never come after you personally. LOL!
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:00 PM   #9
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It implied that the rider was wanted in connection with a felony. So if he had been in a car are we to assume that he would have been observing traffic laws?
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:10 PM   #10
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I've just sent this email to: 'bil4md16@aol.com'



Delegate Bronrott,



Although I'm not a resident of your state, I have been reading with interest the news articles on the unfortunate events related to a high speed chase last Wednesday that resulted in deaths and injuries. Apparently you are calling for an outright ban on high performance motorcycles. May I ask:



1. Are you also seeking a ban on high speed chases by the police for traffic violators? Many states and communities have enacted such laws.

2. Will high performance automobiles be included in the ban?

3. Will you be proposing bans on alcohol, firearms, and tobacco in the immediate future? I'm sure a quick check of the death statistics for your state will reveal that many more of your constituents will die from those causes than motorcycles, by an order of magnitude.



Many people think that there is a great deal of "media hype" about high performance motorcycles in the press lately. While I'm sure you have no intention of exploiting such "hype" for your personal and political gain, there may be others who perceive what I am sure are your good intentions as such. Perhaps you should explore more resonable alternatives than an "outright ban," such as society has chosen for alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. Tiered licensing, stronger training and testing programs, stiffer penalties for infractions, are just a few choices that come to mind.



Frankly, I'm shocked that your police officers would put your residents at risk over a non-lethal criminal. I hope someone is considering criminal charges against them.



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