"It is the fault of the people who are fleeing law enforcement officials, but we ought to have policies and training on high-speed pursuit to make sure pursuit is appropriate. In cases where we have minor infractions, in cases where there is no imminent danger, we ought not have chases at 60, 80 or 100 miles per hour, in which innocent people get killed."
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., whose mother was killed when she crossed paths with a high-speed chase in 1986 in North Dakota, has called for a national policy.
"The dirty little secret is that California Law Enforcement would rather not discuss the real reason for opposition to Senator Sam Aanestad's Kristie's Law -- accountability."
Jim Phillips, PursuitWatch.org
Winter Park, FL
"I hope to see similar legislation on pursuit policies in Texas. As a moderate conservative, I believe law enforcement needs to be held accountable when making horrible decisions. I first learned about the proposed law when Fox News
aired a segment on it."
"I watched John Walsh's T.V. program and I know how it is to change the laws and I am withyou 100% and if you could put me on your list to save the children fromhigh speed pursuits. The police here in Rock Springs did the same thing withsome teens and the teens killed a friend of mine and I could not chage thelaw here because one person could not do it without help. So I know what youfolks are going through. Please put me on your list. Thank you and God Blessyou all.
Rock Springs, Wyoming.
"These citizens do not volunteer to be rolling roadblocks for police,"
Retired Bellevue, Washington
Police Chief Donald Van Blaricom