Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Uhm, yeah, Slick Willy hailed from Arkansas, though I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.
Nobody seems to care about these stories, but it sure seems like they're increasing by leaps and bounds. Maybe it's just my imagination; does
anyone else share my perception?
It's definately NOT your imagination. I share your perception, actually, it's not just a perception, but a very sad and frightening truth that we
seem to be living with just about every day. Where I live, there would be no local news, if it were not for the daily (at least once) "high speed"
chase, where a cop chases someone who I guess he doesn't like the way they look or something. No, actually I think they have ususlly committed some
heinous crime like having an expired tag, or perhaps a tail light out. These daily chases ocasionally come out without too many injuries, but more
often than not, either the "chasee" (usually) is finally chased into another car and crashes, often fatal for at least one or more of either the
person/people being chased, or worse, the innocent people in the car that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In the case that you wrote of when starting this thread, I think it was a rarity that the cop is suspended. Almost always here, they get a paid
vacation after doing something like that (Paid Administrative Leave).
However, turn the situation around, such as a case that happened a couple of months ago here: A guy stole a motorcycle, and a cop went off chasing
him. Granted, the guy shouldn't have stolen the motorcycle, but it AFAIK is not a capital offense. Unless of course, which is what happened - the
cop chasing him, lost control of his own vehicle, rolled it (maybe even hit another car, I'm not quite sure on that part) and died in the accident
that he himself caused.
Well, the motorcycly thief got no paid anything. Not that he should have, but he should not now be facing the death penalty (whih he is) for the
MURDER of a police officer, whom he LED on a high speed chase.
Yes, I can't agree with you more that police killing civilians in becoming more and more comonplace every day. And what can we do about it? I wish
I knew. Talk about a Police State. They are really taking it to heart, and being enabled to act in such an appalling fasion by their bosses, who
almost always say that the officer was perfectly justified by killing that person. They kill, they suffer no consequences, they start liking to kill.
- I guess. And who's going to stop them. Can't exactly call the police to report a murder, and the victim won't be of much help to him/herself if
they are still alive enough to call 911 for help.
I am just........................no words currently exist that I can write here to define just how that makes me feel. The whole thing. They are
taking over, we are helpless. What happens when the 2nd ammendment is repealled?