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It Should Be Legal To Shoot Fleeing Felons

Discussion in 'News Links' started by pstmstr, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. pstmstr

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    Fleeing from the police should be a felony in itself. Innocent lives are placed in danger by people like this idiot who had just got out of jail. Fewer people would flee if they knew they might be dodging bullets. As it is now, hardly a day goes by without some fool running from the police. Most of the time, they have been previously arrested.


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    Think about the punishments in other counties, they're pretty quick to use the death penalty, public hangings, beheading, etc and yet people still commit the crimes. I think it has more to do with the "I won't get caught mentality" or the "I'll get off on a technicality", and people just keep committing them. I still think a penal colony/island is the answer.....................survival of the fittest/smartest.
     
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    Fleeing from the police can be a felony, depending on the manner in which the criminal takes it. If it involved dangerous driving and putting other people in harm's way, they can be charged with a felony instead of misdemeanor.
     
  4. dennishoddy

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    I remember as a kid watching groups of prisoners in the ditches with wick-whacks cutting johnson grass. Now taxpayers have to buy $150,000 in tractors and mowing equipment to keep those same ditches mowed when we used to get it done for free.
     
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    I remember them too. Groups of prisoners chained together or carrying balls and chains. I read that there was a suit filed claiming that it was a form of slavery and then discontinued.
     
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    I wonder how long it will be before every police car has a drone capable of trapping fleeing suspects with nets or some other mechanism.

    After reading what I just wrote it seems kinda crazy to train drones to capture people but I won't be surprised if it happens.
     
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    It was legal before Tennessee v. Garner. It's still legal in certain circumstances, generally if LEO has Probable Cause that fleeing felon presents ongoing threat to himself or the public.

    Escaping from a felony arrest or detention is a felony. Escaping from misdemeanor arrest or detention is a misdemeanor.

    Eluding is complicated. Generally, an OJ style slow-roll, or turning off your lights, would be a misdemeanor. Endangering the public jumps it to felony.
     
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    So many people were shot by Police for running two steps after being told to produce ID. Simply LEO abuse just like back when state officers did not need warrants. Got abused courts create remedy
     

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