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I'm watching the car chase in Miami on Fox. He's driving the wrong way on many streets, speeding and driving wrecklessly. At this point, are police prevented from shooting him, or crash into him intentionally in an effort to stop him? It seems to me that he is causing an extremely dangerous situation to the public. I wouldn't be against him being killed to stop the danger. Am I wrong here?
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I don't know what the laws are in Florida but there are definitely states in which cops can try to stop a chase by crashing the person they're chasing. The problem is doing it safely; you don't want cars to hit pedestrians or houses and the officers don't want to get injured while doing it.
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There are many cities now where the police are prohibited from engaging in high speed chases for non-serious crimes. Too many civilians were getting killed because some idiot driver wouldn't pull over for their speeding ticket, and some idiot cop decides to chase him at a hundred or something through city streets.
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