Watched an episode on Discovery last Sunday on high speed car chases. Pretty good show, and relatively balanced although I got the impression that maybe the makers of the show had some leanings towards getting rid of car chases.
So, what do the Teeming Millions think? Should police pursue people fleeing in a vehicle at high speed?
So other considerations to get us going:
Should the do so for minor breaches of the law (i.e. burned out tail light)?
Should they only pursue when they villian is a definite threat to life?
When should they break off pursuit?
Personally, my take on it is this.
For minor stuff, get the license plate number and track them down later. If you can’t get it, or it is missing let them go.
For major stuff, go get 'em!
However, I want to add that I think if a person runs from the police even for something minor they should be punished extensively for it. There is no excuse to run from the law and it really bugs me! I would go so far to saw that a person who runs from the law in particular for a minor offense should be punished more severely since they display a true lack of respect for everybody else and sense of priority.
Let the games begin.
What more could you expect from somebody who lets people kick him to the head?