TuteTibiImperes: The first time the police cruiser hit the guy on the bike seems to be the cop's fault - he could have tried to pull him over without ramming the bike. The second time after the guy runs and jumps on the back of the other bike is on two guys running away - if you get hurt/killed trying to flee the police that's on you.
asynchron: People may argue that PDs are already understaffed, but they should consider that maybe if less LEOs were crooks and a-holes.... we might not need as many. Like in Apocalypse Now: "What we need is fewer men, and better."
rkiller1: I enjoyed reading those words you strung together. Nice. But are you really saying this is indeed my problem or not?/Really, I wanna know because if it's my problem I may have to fix something.
GizmoToy: The fact that he also rammed them a second time (purposefully or not), ultimately killing one and injuring the other, only makes the situation more clear.
TuteTibiImperes: Dragonflew: TuteTibiImperes: If the cop was purposefully trying to run them down and hurt/kill them that would be wrong, but if it was an accident, which is what the investigation found, yeah, it's the criminals fault.So you are saying that both times the cop rammed the dirtbikes were accidents?No, the first time looked like it might have been intentional, which as I already said would be wrong. The second time was the one that caused the problem though, and that was caused directly by the guy not just taking his ticket and deciding to run instead.
itsanillusionmichael: They were NOT on the bike when they were run down...they were running away on foot. Makes it a bit different, I think.
BunkyBrewman: The cop isn't Judge farking Dredd. He doesn't get to decide who dies because of a couple of stupid kids on a goddamn dirtbike.
panfried: Crime? No tags or helmet, evading police. The cop didn't know why the kids where running, only that they where. Best to kill them, just in case.
TuteTibiImperes: panfried: Could have just as easily cut them off, then the slow momentum of the bike would have stopped them with little to no harm. But I guess you're right, if you run from police, you deserve to die.I never said that, but the guy running escalated the situation. If he had just stayed put in the first place all he would have had to deal with would have been a ticket for no tags/registration and improper equipment. He decided to try to run, which is what put him in the position to be injured or worse.The police officer says he wasn't trying to ram them, that he just lost control. Seeing as he did run into the first guy first though, that might be a stretch. The survivor in the crash should be on the hook for his friends death (as it occurred during his commission of a crime) and the police officer probably needs some driving lessons and anger management classes.
panfried: Could have just as easily cut them off, then the slow momentum of the bike would have stopped them with little to no harm. But I guess you're right, if you run from police, you deserve to die.
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