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Originally posted by Gakus
I'm sorry but the amount of ignorance shown in this thread by fools making statements like "Don't break the law, and you won't get punched and assaulted by the police, herp derp." there's ZERO excuse for his actions, he is abusing his powers and some of you fools actually defend and promote his actions, you clearly aren't ignorant in the least. /Sarcasm off.edit on 24-1-2011 by Gakus because: (no reason given)
Some of the figures cited by organizations are as alarming as they are contradictory. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report estimates that 350 deaths per year are the results of police pursuits. Over 5,300 pursuit-related deaths were reported to the federal government from 1980 to 1996, although most critics suspect this number is low. Other data places the figure far higher: 2,500 people die and 55,000 people are injured annually as a result of high speed chases. One out of four chase-fatalities are bystanders.
Read more: Law Enforcement - High-speed Pursuits: To Protect And To Swerve - Police, Chases, Chase, People, Pursue, and Training social.jrank.org...
Originally posted by marinesniper0351
reply to post by badgerprints
I agree, if she would have got away ran over a child in the street it would have been far worse. The officer like any of us felt danger, as would I if someone might run over my foot or into my knee or worse. In my opinion the officer reacted the only way he could...she was hitting other cars and needed to be stopped.
We are not perfect and officers are not the highest paid for the danger they are in. Try to imagine yourself in his shoes and tell me what you would have done differently...?
I was a Marine Sniper in the Marine Corp, I am highly trained for scenarios where I am under alot of pressure and I can tell you your addrenaline and basic survival instinct kicks in and some of the training goes out the window.
I wish he could have found a better way than striking her, but better his hand than a baton, better his hand then his gun. Pepper spray would have made her more histarical and should have just gunned the accelerator and hit anything she could.
Just my opinion but not all cops are bad...far better than the ones I see day after day here in Colombia or Brasil...we are very lucky to have the law enforcement we have.
Originally posted by Cybertron
And it seems that from viewing the vid most people that has left comments believe the cop is outta line...
Bring on street justice.... hehe