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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:06 PM
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Why do police bother chasing stolen cars ?
It's a damn car , it does not make any sense when people are put in danger with a car chase . If were my car I would feel bad enough knowing anyone got killed to get it back or arrest someone .

There has got to be a better way of dealing with this .
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:08 PM
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1. Because people often steal them specifically to commit a crime, and then dump. And...
if they're evading police like that, it gives police the impression they've got more to hide than car theft.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:12 PM
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3. you're exactly right
often these cars are used in robberies or drive-by shootings, then abandoned and torched. If police don't chase these stolen cars, the could be used as a means to commit an even worse crime.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:31 PM
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7.  I don't believe that at all
Perhaps once in a while but my point is someone gets killed to prevent a crime , some person who just is in the wrong place at the wromg time .

Chasing the car is not the solution , how many times do they need before they change this .
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:11 PM
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2. criminals committing a crime to commit worse crimes steal cars eom
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:14 PM
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4. because it makes them feel macho...and gets that hormone rush going
around here all they need to do is use the helicopter and plan ahead a bit.

its only a car.

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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:17 PM
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5. Actually
there is a better way in deveopement.

A company in Virginia whose name eludes me at the moment is developing a mini air-cannon which fire a sticky projectile containing a GPS tracker. Then the police can track the car where ever it goes.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:48 PM
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8. Damn, that would make the streets some much safer. Cops are the
most dangerous drivers.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:25 PM
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6. In New Jersey it got to be a huge thing after...
car chases caused regular accidents and the occasional death and injury.

There were state rules and many towns set their own rules for when to chase, and most places had to have someone authorize the chase.

Since you never get that sort of throttle on the cops without giving something away, there was much discussion about how the chasee would be charged with murder, or at leat manslaughter, if the chasing cop hit and killed someone. Needless to say, the sun would never shine on the chasee again if HE hit and killed someone.




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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:50 PM
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10. Most stolen car from around here quickly end up in Mexico, so there are very few car chases.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:57 PM
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11. So, it's as easy to get a stolen car into Mexico as..
it is to get Mexicans out?

Keep securin' that homeland...

(Can we blame this on NAFTA?)






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Mutineer Donating Member (659 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:48 PM
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9. I don't like the idea of high speed chases
too much potential for disaster.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:30 PM
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12. Horse stealing was taken just as seriously---
That's SERIOUS business taking away our means to interact in the marketplace.
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:35 PM
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13. Because if they stopped chasing, every criminal would run.
If they know they won't be caught, they'll get even bolder.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:38 PM
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14. bingo.
some people just don't get it. :shrug:
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