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Posted on October 20 at 3:58 p.m.
bimboteskie - My statement is not intended to fault the cops and I could care less about damage to the suspects car. Deputies apparently recognized the Jeep from an earlier pursuit involving a suspect with a knife. It's obvious the suspects have no regard for their safety or the safety of others based on the suspects driving during the pursuit.
I would wait a reasonable period of time before rushing the car and putting the officers safety at risk again. One of the main reasons is exactly as you state " How long do you want t let them fiddle around in the car while they are high and out of their minds, not knowing what the have in their after a high speed pursuit?" Deputies have absolutely no knowledge of what is in the car, i.e., weapons!
I would think there are other ways in which to flush these suspects from their (immobilized) car and minimizing additional risk to the deputies. What if the suspects were armed (with handguns), the car was rushed; the suspects began shooting and one or more officers were wounded or killed? The scene was secure, apparently contained; and it doesn't appear the suspects were going anywhere once the pursuit terminated.
Depending on circumstances I would take as much time as necessary. What's the rush? I don't believe there were any "innocent subjects" in the car that were in any danger, just the suspects. If, by chance, an innocent person(s) were in the car more reason not to rush the car.
On Three Arrested After High Speed Chase and Crash
Posted on October 19 at 7:33 a.m.
I liked reading everything related to these arrests except when I read "Law enforcement personnel broke several windows out of the vehicle and forcibly removed all three suspects."
No doubt adrenaline of involved officers is pumping hard due to the pursuit, but, by approaching the car and reacting in this manner law enforcement personnel are subjecting themselves to additional risk. Maybe they tried to talk the suspects out of the car, I don't know as all the facts are not cited. If the suspects refused verbal commands to exit I suspect there is some sort of munition/gas that could have been used to force the suspects out of the car. My concern is the safety of the officers. Was a safer option available, i.e., sit on the car and wait for the suspects to exit or force them out without approaching the car? What if the suspects were (all) armed?
Posted on September 17 at 9:32 a.m.
SBPD officers clearly lack discipline and well rounded, experienced officers in staff (leadership) positions. Being an officer for 5, 10, 20 years makes them eligible to take a promotional exam but in no way verifies they have the training, knowledge or experience in the law enforcement profession that qualifies them for positions of leadership, i.e., Sgt., Lt., Capt., Chief. Competent patrol officers should be learning from well trained and experienced training officers and supervisors. It appears the Peter Principle is alive and well in this department.
On City Settles Excessive Force Cases for $170,000
Posted on August 21 at 7:35 a.m.
Why should any money or anything else be spared for La Casa if they don't have the ability to properly manage their holdings?
On La Casa de la Raza Near Foreclosure?
Posted on August 10 at 1:09 p.m.
rukidding - It's possible Lack wanted to take his chances with the jury and did not want to settle.
On No Slack for David Lack
Posted on July 23 at 8:47 p.m.
Got it backwards.
It is the food that is being eaten by the maggots!
On Jail Food Free of Maggots
Posted on July 19 at 8:40 p.m.
Herschel - Why don't you indulge us with a new quip relative to "Bubba?"
On Cousins Arrested for Raping Homeless Woman
Posted on July 19 at 4:04 p.m.
Two new "boy toy's" on the way to meet the infamous "Bubba." These cousins will soon have a new experience - enjoy the ride:)
Posted on July 16 at 1:43 p.m.
Best of health to Coach Cathcart.
On Sports: Sam Cathcart Turns 90
Posted on July 12 at 4:33 p.m.
Zuma7 - And to give him the chance to get his life back on track, the wanna-be king (obama) will kiss his rear, give him amnesty, food stamps and medical care. But, just like the wanna-be king, Gutierrez is too stupid to know when he's screwed up enough that his own people (users/suppliers) will take the opportunity to rat him out and clear their own slate of foul deeds. But, Gutierrez will take the free care provided by taxpayers so he can be in good health when he returns to the street and begins to "deal" again. You can't fix stupid, in a president or a drug dealer/user! Believe it or not, even "La Raza" can fix stupid!
On Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Cocaine, Child Endangerment