Popular links on KristiesLaw.org:
Our Nation's Innocent Victims of Pursuit & their stories.
Top 10 Nine myths and one fact why more innocent people will be killed and injured in police pursuits.
"If it's predictable, it's preventable." More than 40 percent of all police chases end in a crash.
The police chases that "weren't" are right here!
Speaker Candy Priano talks about "The Other Side of the Windshield.
Why do we need a campaign?
Because the innocent have more than their hands tied
when they are killed, paralyzed and disfigured
in police chases.
Our National Campaign:
- ALL Drivers who flee
a. can not make bail because they are flight risks.
b. can not plea-bargain for eluding officers,
c. must serve mandatory prison time for the full sentence, and
d. must pay a mandatory fine — larger than fines for traffic violations, DUI, or driving without a valid license — before being released from jail/prison. Note: Parents of minors will pay this fine immediately or go to jail until the fine is paid.
- Monies collected will build state-of-the-art pursuit training tracks for officers.
- Officers can only conduct police vehicular pursuits for known violent crimes, also known as Kristie's Law.
- An independent investigative team (comprised of officers from other agencies, victims' advocates and non-law enforcement professionals) will review police vehicular pursuits ending in death or injury.
- Officers must follow their pursuit policy. If you live in California, click here.
Republican California State Senator Sam Aanestad, author of Kristie's Law states, "I introduced Kristie's Law for one simple reason: to save lives. An innocent child in my district was killed in a high-speed police pursuit, and the police weren't even after some violent, dangerous criminal. They were chasing a teenage girl for driving her mother's car without permission. There's something very wrong when the police response to a crime poses a greater threat to public safety than the crime itself."
California senators vote down Kristie's Law in 2005 — everyone laughed at Florence Nightingale, too!