1/6: Are high-speed pursuits justified?

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Update: Trooper involved in crash is fired

When Kathy Porter, wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter, was killed in a Saturday wreck involving a Georgia State Patrol vehicle, attention turned again to the ongoing debate over high-speed police chases. What rules should govern pursuits that are inherently dangerous to innocent drivers and pedestrians? Is it worth the risk, even when chasing dangerous suspects?

Eugene F. Elander, a retired emergency manager in New Hampshire and Vermont, who now lives in Dahlonega, does not think they are.

Frank V. Rotondo, executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, writes that the need must outweigh the risk.

27 comments Add your comment

Darvocet spending

January 7th, 2012
3:45 pm

RAC RAC

January 7th, 2012
4:07 am

sounds like you’re a little bit racist Lib Tard….. rascist buzzcut nazis, really, what makes you so better?????

Look up the definition of racism and then ponder your inappropriate use of it in your post.

Darvocet spending

January 7th, 2012
3:43 pm

Voice of Reason

January 6th, 2012
1:33 pm

Google the following:

“Police officer charged in crash”

Results? 117,000,000.

While I realize that doesn’t mean 117,000,000 cops have been charged, it does do away with the lies that cops don’t get charged in incidents such as this.

Don’t think anything else needs to be said.

What an insipid post

Tommy Neumans

January 7th, 2012
11:29 am

There is no such thing as TO SERVE and PROTECT any more. It’s a money making machine. If they could stop someone for a broken tail light no matter what the consequence they would. Blue lights and siren does not give them the wright of way, they are asking for the wright of way. This is very sad for all concerned.

MCLOVIN

January 7th, 2012
10:10 am

Lib your last name says it all, you are a Tard.

RAC RAC

January 7th, 2012
4:09 am

you sound kinda white supremecist now…

RAC RAC

January 7th, 2012
4:07 am

sounds like you’re a little bit racist Lib Tard….. rascist buzzcut nazis, really, what makes you so better?????

Lib Tard

January 6th, 2012
11:48 pm

Cops love to chase. So do dogs. Not much difference, except dogs are never fascist buzzcut nazis.