August 31st, 2010

High speed pursuit syndrome…how long before we hear that over here?

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This is a case from 2001. The commentary explains all.

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8 comments

  1. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    We are culturally imbued with slightly better self control but the negative police attitude giving rise to the syndrome, is already here.

    September 1st, 2010 at 07:34

  2. Brother Random says:

    It didn’t seem very ‘High Speed’

    When did the shooting occur? Was it 3/4 of the way through the video where the Van looks like it’s about to try and squash 2 officers against the wall as it’s got stuck in a parking space?

    To be honest I’d feel pretty damn threatened if somone tried to drive a truck at me while I had my back to a wall.

    September 1st, 2010 at 07:48

  3. war machine says:

    The pursued man had many opportunities to surrender, instead of which he endangered the life of officers. If anything, this is “suicide by cop”.

    California’s a bit of an odd place, apparently – that section of the West coast tends to be a little more unpredictable than the East. I would presume that officers have very little idea of what substances or weapons might be involved.

    Mind you, using a car as a battering ram might be an indication that the driver doesn’t want to go quietly…

    September 1st, 2010 at 14:21

  4. rafanon says:

    They may have been judged to have acted in self defense but I think they could’ve gotten out of the way and therefore it was excessive force. They were doing an adequate job of ramming his vehicle. I wasn’t there, I have no idea but from what I saw – it was execution.

    September 1st, 2010 at 16:29

  5. shijuro says:

    Melv may have a point (in this case) … but unless you have experienced the adrenaline hit (negative hit) its hard to understand how it affects your behaviour…

    Its like combat… when you are in a kill or be killed or a very dangerous situation (at the hands of the the person you catch) you are not normally disposed to act all friendly like…

    September 1st, 2010 at 18:11

  6. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    A marginal concession but very decent of you all the same, Shijuro.

    I expect more adoration on Copperfield’s blog in response to my patronising comments which sprang into spontaneous existence today. Only a sweet nature would take time to write such pleasantries and credit me as originator.

    September 1st, 2010 at 21:19

  7. Ian says:

    I have no sympathy for the idiot’s The man was asking for it. They can find there sympathy in the dictionary between shit and syphilis

    September 2nd, 2010 at 15:04

  8. boy on a bike says:

    When ordered by the police to stop, you stop. Anything stupid that you do from that point on is your own fault.

    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:11

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