Tax dollars at work
@seib19, that car had a gun on him. Swear to God.
GTA cops be like
They’ve turned on their own!
Edit: never mind. I thought that was a cop running...
Let’s cause $2000 worth of damage to stop someone who stole $50 from a mall
@Narcoleptic Pilot, did you see a news article on this?
@Narcoleptic Pilot, I am for this plan. Sounds fun
@Narcoleptic Pilot, i doubt that was the first or last time he did that. Thieves are absolutely terrible for the economy.
@Snarfel Burger, That may be true, but that still doesn't deter me from being Arsène Lupin!
I mean... I agree theives are a terrible
I like how the officer on foot is like "GET OVER HE- ah shjt nvm good luck with crazy bill"
That car came outta no where and assaulted the office
- official police report
That police officer trying to run him over should be charged with attempted murder.
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, he wasn't trying to run him over. He was trying to keep him from getting in his car.
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, he’s clearly trying to just knock him off his feet so his buddy can catch up with him. Is it still dangerous? Sure, but if you’re worried about that you know you can also not run?
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, if the cops wanted him dead, he’d be shot. But no cop with experience is letting a foot chase turn into a high speed pursuit.
@Empshok, Yeah okay if he was just disabling the vehicle that's fine and makes sense, it looked like he was trying to crush the guy at first
@Empshok, yeah.... so I watched a Chinese action movie the other day where a cop stuck his gun out the window to shoot at a thief on a motor cycle during a car chase. The cop was driving. The passenger protested (storyline don’t worry about it) and the cop replies by saying “I won’t kill him.” He then drives after the cycle and shoots out the window.
I bring this up because it feels similar. The movie cop couldn’t even hit the cyclist but claims to have sufficient control as to assure the thief’s safety should he hit him during this high speed chase.
I get wanting to keep the guy from the car but.... it really felt like he could have “oops!” *bump bump* “speed bump!” Very easily and accidentally. Was he chasing a serial killer? I’m cool with it if the guy was a confirmed serial killer.
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, thank you, you are absolutely right
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, pretty sure that was attempted murder
@TheLastRustler, I mean when he hits the car he’s going way too fast to just knock him off his feet. I don’t know the situation so I can’t weigh in on whether it was called for or not but if the cop had hit the guy (and he would have had the guy not moved last second) he would at least do some serious damage.
@Blasphemy is Fun, that’s what flextape is for
@Blasphemy is Fun, but no, you’re right in the sense that there’s not enough information here to accurately judge the decision making that took place. I just get irritated when people instantly jump to the defense of the criminal when only seeing the aftermath and not what took place leading up to it
@TheLastRustler, Flextape doesn’t work if you sandwich them that hard into another car...
Was that cop just trying to murder that guy with his car? Clearly excessive force
Our first concern always seems to be for the "criminal" nowadays. Maybe there'd be fewer of them if they knew society hated them.
@Snarfel Burger, cops are criminals too
@benderama, that's an ignorant blanket statement and part of the reason we're in the mess we're in.
@benderama, all cops are criminals? Really? What about the one who went out of his way to try and help my friends dog when it got attacked by another full grown dog, he pulled out his med kit from the back and went to work. The cop was originally called on us for hanging around a gated community while our friend went to his parents for help as well. Ive met a few bad eggs, but to assume all cops are bad is ignorant. Maybe dont judge an entire group of people based on the actions of a few, okay hitler?
@GunLovingMerican, I didn’t say all cops, I just said cops are criminals
@benderama, that doesn't make sense. Then say, "some cops" if that's what you mean.
A K9 unit would have been excellent here.
He must have been giving out plastic straws in California.