posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 02:25 AM
How's this for constructive?
This fool got what he deserved.
How many lives did this idiot endanger in his evasion? Would you have so much sympathy for this 'poor victim' if he had run down a vanload of
children in his haste to escape capture? This nobel-prize winner decides to steal a car (felony!), lead the cops on a chase, ditched the car, ran
until he couldn't run anymore, realized he couldn't ourtun the chopper overhead, and then decided to give up.
And all anyone can focus on is the fact that the cops kicked the s___ out of the guy when they caught up to him? Sounds to me like there's some
mixed-up priorities going on here. Personally, if someone steals my car and pulls a stunt like that, I want the police to beat him
senseless when they catch him. Firstly, for stealing my car. Secondly, for endangering everyone in proximity to the chase. Thirdly, for still
trying to run after the gig is quite obviously "up".
I'm for this proposed law(proposed by me, of course!)--if someone commits a felony (and by this, I mean an obvious, undeniable carjacking, bank
robbery, etc), resists/evades arrest, and refuses to stop when ordered by the police--take them down. Not necessarily a killing shot, a limb wound
would suffice (although shots do stray...). How many people do you think it would take eating hot lead before others decided that maybe, just
maybe, this sort of behavior is a bad idea?
The cops are there to stop the people who would steal your car, or catch them if they can. They do this of their own will--a cop's pay is hardly
worth the crap they have to put up with. Let them do their job. They are the only thing standing between you and the low-lifes who would rather kill
you and take your stuff rather than work for their own. (Other than crimes of passion and serial killing, this is basically what most crime boils
down to at it's simplest.)