another case of police misconduct that will make those law officers who work hard to bring a good name to the badge look bad and in this case after watching the video i hope the ia and da investagate and take the officer off the streets for good
somebody has to catch the bad guys!! Are you going to do it, anonymous 1:55? You can't even spell "investigate" much less do it.
Maybe people should think before they run from the cops...I wish we would go back to public hangings on the courthouse lawn. THAT would give the Mess. some great fodder, huh?
2 schools of thought... First, If you run from the Police, you should expect to get your ass handed to you. Second, if you are an officer, your level of integrity should be of the highest character. The officer was hopped up on adrenaline and tried to stop the bike with his car (a mistake). He should have been honest about his mistake... My 2 cents anyway :)
Look closely at where the accident occurred. Who's is legally in their lane.
so, police swerves into a lane to hit the bike. the driver of the bike was evading arrest (or a stop). the passenger on the bike has some sort of brain injury (in addition to other injuries), and she had no say in the matter. if the bike had been a crazy father and a car full of children, is it OK to give them all brain injuries because it ends the chase?
And just to clear up the historical record, there was never a public hanging on the Courthouse lawn. There were a small number of public hangings at a public park located just northwest of the old college campus (i.e., just northwest of the current Decatur police station housed in what used to be a dorm), where the federally subsidized housing project is currently located.There will be a test later.
Extremely poor judgment on everybody's part. Just because running from the police is stupid does NOT mean that the police have an absolute right to "give chase" at any time and for any reason ... or in this case, apparently for no reason at all. It appears that the initiating officer had no cause (other than perhaps some vague suspicion) at the time he turned on his siren and lights (assuming the report is to be believed, and the tape shows that the motorcycle did NOT "run a red light" as the officers claimed after the crash). In that situation, it was wildly reckless for the officer to go blowing through stopsigns in hot pursuit. He's lucky he didn't kill some innocent just minding their own business driving down the street.
Maybe some innocent lives were spared because this idiot motorcycle driver was unable to continue on and cause something more serious to happen a few minutes later. I have no problem with officers putting a stop to recklessness, particularly in an area like this that's full of intersections, residential streets and traffic.
to Sidney Bristow- you must be impartial, as you list yourself as a "buttkicker extradonaire". There are law enforcement officers who don't think that they have to take out anyone who acts contrary to their wishes.
What do you expect when you give people the power of life and death who weren't smart enough to pass the truck driver test and were to lazy to steal to make a living?? The ONLY thing you can know for sure the driver was guilty of was contempt of cop. If I ever had a family member damaged as a result of a needless pursuit I'd OWN that city and haunt those responsible the rest of my life.
..You only run if you have a reason
Sydney's right! It is the job of the police officers to stop these guys. I don't think you realize how much one of those bikes weighs. At 120 mph, it can kill everyone in a passenger vehicle that he broadsides while running red light. That whole thing is the biker's fault. He was driving faster than his brain could think. Why was he running from the police anyway?P.S.-Sydney, don't be a spelling nazi; however unlikely that may seem, you might actually make a mistake yourself some day. :)
4:16 Did I see you in a picture mopping tar on a roof? Nah...your probably legal.
Guys, all you see is the video cam..you don't see everything that is going on. Let's see you try to change the direction of your vehicle in a high speed chase in just seconds. The officer was moving into the other lane, is it really his fault the guy on the bike decided to change too? These officers would never intentionally hurt someone regardless of their crime!
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