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The police were apparently firing at the vehicle during the pursuit. I think that’s incredibly stupid. Same thing with the pursuit itself. Why would the police risk hurting innocents in the pursuit of the two suspects? The Blues Bros. style pursuit was more hazardous to the community than two unarmed suspects. Unfortunately, I don’t know the complete story.

If the police thought the suspects were highly armed robbers prepared to kill or be killed, then that might warrant such a pursuit. However, I don’t see how that could be the case here, because the suspects were unarmed. It would be informative to know what triggered the pursuit in the first place. Was it a traffic stop gone wrong or subsequent to a violent crime?


8 posted on 01/05/2013 10:12:20 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
In Michigan It is illegal for a law enforcement officer to discharge their weapon from a moving vehicle. Many othe states limit it to firing at the tires to disable the vehicle only. with the invention of spike strips you don't even see that much anymore. Sounds like Cleveland PD has some remedial training issues.

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18 posted on 01/06/2013 2:05:44 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: CitizenUSA
In Michigan It is illegal for a law enforcement officer to discharge their weapon from a moving vehicle. Many othe states limit it to firing at the tires to disable the vehicle only. with the invention of spike strips you don't even see that much anymore. Sounds like Cleveland PD has some remedial training issues.

CC

19 posted on 01/06/2013 2:07:21 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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