posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:00 PM
reply to post by fleabit
Seriously? So after 5 blocks, when all 19 cars have gone in a different direction, they should be tailing all of them? You don't think that the
people here would be outraged at that as well?
Yes, seriously. Had the police just tailed the 19 vehicles and through a process of elimination found the bank robbers, then the only news story
would be how the cops found the bank robbers and no one would be reporting about how they tailed 19 cars and through a process of elimination found
the criminals, and because of this it is a good bet no one would be talking about it in this site. Yes seriously, you bet!
You don't think the criminal once he realizes he is being tailed, doesn't speed off and endanger others?
What are you suggesting? That the old practice of following criminals driving a car is too dangerous for people and it is better and safer for people
if cops just point shotguns in their faces, treat them like they're the criminals, handcuff them and while they are armed to the gills, protected
with bullet proof vests leave these people on a sidewalk curb while they look for the real criminal? This is your idea of police work?
You honestly would just let the criminal drive away if you had a GOOD reason to suspect he was RIGHT THERE?
If my choices were to violate the rights of people of whom I swore an oath of office to protect and defend their rights or let the bank robber drive
away, that's a no-brainer, sport! You bet your ass I would let the bank robber drive away under those two choices and I wouldn't for a single
solitary second consider trampling all over peoples rights just to catch a bank robber now that can be caught a little while from now.
It's an odd situation - so they made a snap decision. Perhaps not the best, but I honestly doubt they were trying to crush people under their police
state totalitarian rule, as people suggest. They were trying to be as safe as possible. No one was shot, they got the criminal.. and they are evil
pigs for doing it, right? So sad.
Clearly you've not bothered to read every post in this thread. I don't think this was about crushing people under a totalitarian state either, I
think it was a bunch of hot-dogs who wanted to play Dirty Harry for a day and never even bothered to read the Colorado State Constitution of which
they swore an oath to protect and defend. I don't think these clowns became police officers to serve a totalitarian state, but I sure as hell don't
think they became police officers to serve and protect the people either, and I what I think is that way too goddamned many of them on that force ate
lunch alone in the high school cafeteria and that's why they became cops! But, that's just my opinion.