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2018-08-10 12:46:51 PM  
Neither. Police chases are about #winning.
 
2018-08-10 01:00:55 PM  
How could you expect to curb crime if you don't curb them?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2018-08-10 02:40:34 PM  
Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.
 
2018-08-10 03:49:31 PM  
Definitely too dangerous. In a vehicle and/or on foot.
 
TWX
2018-08-10 04:08:07 PM  
It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.
 
2018-08-10 04:09:18 PM  

TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.


Agreed.  Far too often, Law Enforcement prioritizes catching the bad guy over balancing the public safety concerns of chase/no chase.
 
2018-08-10 04:13:02 PM  
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Depends on how cool the police car is and whether the soundtrack is any good.
 
2018-08-10 04:15:56 PM  

TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.


And I would guess with today's technology, they know who the driver is a lot more often than in the past.
 
2018-08-10 04:30:05 PM  
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What kind of dumb-ass question is that, boy?
 
2018-08-10 04:37:07 PM  
Can't outrun the radio.
 
2018-08-10 04:41:34 PM  
Unless there's an imminent need to apprehend (spree killer etc) then, no. They're not worth the potential danger to the public they represent
 
2018-08-10 04:50:08 PM  

TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.


And then you have the majority of cases where it's a stolen car and you don't know the identity of the thief.  What's your solution then?

And frankly, those of you advocating letting any criminal thatbruns get away are advocating giving the criminal another shot to victimize someone else. You are like little children in the way you blame police for chases. As if the criminal was doing nothing wrong and the big bad cops are being all cruel.
 
2018-08-10 04:58:42 PM  

FNG: Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.


You overestimated the number of police helicopters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_​a​viation#List_of_police_aviation_units
 
2018-08-10 05:19:45 PM  

WelldeadLink: FNG: Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.

You overestimated the number of police helicopters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_a​viation#List_of_police_aviation_units


Drones are the obvious solution - reasonably cheap  to operate, and way cheaper than paying for the incidental damage caused by cowboy cops
 
2018-08-10 05:20:28 PM  

Carousel Beast: TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.

And then you have the majority of cases where it's a stolen car and you don't know the identity of the thief.  What's your solution then?

And frankly, those of you advocating letting any criminal thatbruns get away are advocating giving the criminal another shot to victimize someone else. You are like little children in the way you blame police for chases. As if the criminal was doing nothing wrong and the big bad cops are being all cruel.


This is a problem in Billings MT, the perps, steal a car and then race on to the reservation. Once on the res friends and family hide them.
 
2018-08-10 05:28:26 PM  

mjjt: WelldeadLink: FNG: Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.

You overestimated the number of police helicopters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_a​viation#List_of_police_aviation_units

Drones are the obvious solution - reasonably cheap  to operate, and way cheaper than paying for the incidental damage caused by cowboy cops


Drones laden with explosives capable of taking out the car would be cool too.
 
2018-08-10 05:34:14 PM  

Yoda's Pen Is: mjjt: WelldeadLink: FNG: Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.

You overestimated the number of police helicopters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_a​viation#List_of_police_aviation_units

Drones are the obvious solution - reasonably cheap  to operate, and way cheaper than paying for the incidental damage caused by cowboy cops

Drones laden with explosives capable of taking out the car would be cool too.


They're called missiles. Just put them on the police cars.
 
2018-08-10 06:00:52 PM  

Carousel Beast: TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.

And then you have the majority of cases where it's a stolen car and you don't know the identity of the thief.  What's your solution then?

And frankly, those of you advocating letting any criminal thatbruns get away are advocating giving the criminal another shot to victimize someone else. You are like little children in the way you blame police for chases. As if the criminal was doing nothing wrong and the big bad cops are being all cruel.


Are you a moron?  I'm not trying to be mean.  This is a serious question.  Are. you. retarded.  son?  Because I don't want to pick on you if you are, but that is honestly the only possible explanation I can see for reading "no, generally I feel that it's too dangerous for police to engage in a high speed pursuit unless the situation already presents the possibility of imminent harm to the public." and then spewing out that pre-chewed horse anus harvested feces flecked strawman.
 
2018-08-10 06:19:31 PM  
If pursuits were done professionally they should carry on.
This never seems to be the case though as most of the pursuits I've seen look like an episode of wacky races with police charging in from all directions to get in on the fun. Many chases seem to end up with 20+ cars and 30+ LEOs ofc there's going to be an accident with 21 cars charging around with what appears to be with limited control.
 
2018-08-10 06:41:10 PM  
I find it odd that they would chase someone who had a license plate. Like, you know where the guy lives. Just wait for him to go home and pick him up there. Let the long arm of the law show its length.
 
2018-08-10 07:08:56 PM  

B0redd: If pursuits were done professionally they should carry on.
This never seems to be the case though as most of the pursuits I've seen look like an episode of wacky races with police charging in from all directions to get in on the fun. Many chases seem to end up with 20+ cars and 30+ LEOs ofc there's going to be an accident with 21 cars charging around with what appears to be with limited control.


There is definitely a difference in "quality" of the chases between, say, the LAPD, which does it so often they have it down to a science (PITT maneuver is your friend) and some of the Boss Hogg style sheriff departments out there in Buttfark Nowhere, Arkansas.  I'm not sure having lots of units involved is really a problem, though.
 
TWX
2018-08-10 07:09:04 PM  

zeaper12: Carousel Beast: TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.

And then you have the majority of cases where it's a stolen car and you don't know the identity of the thief.  What's your solution then?

And frankly, those of you advocating letting any criminal thatbruns get away are advocating giving the criminal another shot to victimize someone else. You are like little children in the way you blame police for chases. As if the criminal was doing nothing wrong and the big bad cops are being all cruel.

This is a problem in Billings MT, the perps, steal a car and then race on to the reservation. Once on the res friends and family hide them.


Once a car is stolen, even if recovered generally intact, its title will reflect that it was stolen and its value will most likely be fairly diminished. And I say this as someone whose liability-only truck was stolen the better part of 20 years ago, leaving me SOL. I'd probably have been SOL even if it was recovered in this scenario.

It's certainly valuable to catch serial criminals, but for most places, cars are not readily taken to Indian reservations where it becomes a jurisdictional issue. Perhaps in Billings chasing stolen cars makes sense, but that same mentality may not work in say, Boston, or Charlotte, or Bakersfield.
 
2018-08-10 07:12:40 PM  

LoneWolf343: I find it odd that they would chase someone who had a license plate. Like, you know where the guy lives. Just wait for him to go home and pick him up there. Let the long arm of the law show its length.


A lot of car chases involve stolen cars.
 
2018-08-10 10:23:06 PM  
All I know is that they're fun to watch until someone gets killed live on TV.
 
2018-08-11 04:50:27 PM  

FNG: Don't they just hand the info off to a helicopter to track the speeding car most of the time now?  Then troopers can be ready down the road.


Easy to do in Hollywood.  Hard to do in podunk mountains.
 
2018-08-11 07:45:29 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Carousel Beast: TWX: It's hard to define what the actual threshold is, but crimes and the long-term dangers need to be pretty high to justify high speed pursuit.

My father-in-law has talked about pursuing cops shooting at suspects while in the high speed chase. Clearly we find that unacceptable now unless suspects are themselves shooting out of the vehicle as they drive.

If the driver is known, then it's not hard to find where the driver lives. If there's no victim held in the vehicle against their will, then it's safer to simply wait at the driver's home and make the arrest when they arrive.

And then you have the majority of cases where it's a stolen car and you don't know the identity of the thief.  What's your solution then?

And frankly, those of you advocating letting any criminal thatbruns get away are advocating giving the criminal another shot to victimize someone else. You are like little children in the way you blame police for chases. As if the criminal was doing nothing wrong and the big bad cops are being all cruel.

Are you a moron?  I'm not trying to be mean.  This is a serious question.  Are. you. retarded.  son?  Because I don't want to pick on you if you are, but that is honestly the only possible explanation I can see for reading "no, generally I feel that it's too dangerous for police to engage in a high speed pursuit unless the situation already presents the possibility of imminent harm to the public." and then spewing out that pre-chewed horse anus harvested feces flecked strawman.


For a lot of people, if you don't support the police 100% of the time without question, you're basically a criminal yourself.
 
2018-08-11 11:34:36 PM  

Snapper Carr: nless there's an imminent need to apprehend (spree killer etc) then, no.


Agreed 100%.  Worth it if it's a murderer trying to track down the rest of his in-laws.  Not otherwise.
 
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