Motor vehicle traffic crashes involving police pursuits are not "car accidents."
Innocent people killed and injured in these chases are victims of a crime.
Campaigning for Kristie's Law
chases to my mind. . .must be ALLOWED ONLY IN THE MOST serious
circumstances of "kidnapping" or fleeing from a violent crime
against a person! ...that would at least balance the "cost vs.
benefits" of the chases and risks involved!
I hope this bill will be a start but I think the entire policies
of the law enforcement agencies throughout California must be revamped!
Unless there's a "rogue cop" issue ... it's really the
bad, poorly thought out policies and procedures that are causing the
needless, senseless injuries and deaths of innocent
... and even in a "legalese" "cost/benefit"
analysis ... what horrible "costs" for what? ...benefit?
...catch a car thief? ...how much is a car worth? a child's life? ...balance that one out! This
is the argument I would use ... public safety issue ...tie it to no
immunity for the policy and procedures MAKERS! ...and you will have a
bill with nasty teeth in it! ...if the
environmentalists were able to do it—so will you!"
Aperones, campaigning for Kristie's Law in Los Angeles
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