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Cop indited after Chasing Motorcyclist

Check it out Cop being indited on felony chargers are persuing a motorcycle in high speed pursuit
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/cri...peed.chase.cnn
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Check it out Cop being indited on felony chargers are persuing a motorcycle in high speed pursuit
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I think the biker should get as much as the cop if not more...

the cop may have violated the law by doing an unwarranted Hi-Speed chase... but the biker still ran. they should share the sentence AT LEAST...

personally the biker should get more... selfish sonnova bitch
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I think the biker should get as much as the cop if not more...

the cop may have violated the law by doing an unwarranted Hi-Speed chase... but the biker still ran. they should share the sentence AT LEAST...

personally the biker should get more... selfish sonnova bitch
You forgot STUPID!!
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You forgot STUPID!!
naw... it was implied
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I think the biker should get as much as the cop if not more...

the cop may have violated the law by doing an unwarranted Hi-Speed chase... but the biker still ran. they should share the sentence AT LEAST...

personally the biker should get more... selfish sonnova bitch
Exactly. I am about to post the same thing on an FL forum... When they posted this like the OP said, 'the best part is, the biker didn't get chit!'

Obviously that guy's missing the point.
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Both should be held accountable and punished.
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i disagree, i think the cop should be punished harder, if all the biker did was speed



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how many times have we been out and passed a cop at a high rate, and not payed any attention to it, we didnt run, but damn sure didnt slow down or look behind us



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if i see lights ill pull over, but until then...



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Did the biker even know the cop was around, or trying to catch up with him to pull him over? Too little details to make any assumptions.

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Did the biker even know the cop was around, or trying to catch up with him to pull him over? Too little details to make any assumptions.
Good question...I answered above with the assumption that it was what the title stated...a chase. IF the biker knew he was being "chased" and was trying to get away then I stand by my answer that he should be punished just as much as the cop.

If he wasn't running/trying to evade capture...then that's different.
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What do you think is more dangerous to public health:
A motorcycleist riding at a high rate of speed in his own controll and with a clear head or
a now adreline crazed cop piloting a 3800lb vechile that not desinged to be driven at the speeds it is about to be and also now having a biker riding scared?

Cops should absoutely not give chase to bikes, when they do this **** happens and innocent people actually die.
Yes, both parties were wrong in their actions but since when does two wrongs make a right?


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What do you think is more dangerous to public health:
A motorcycleist riding at a high rate of speed in his own controll and with a clear head or
a now adreline crazed cop piloting a 3800lb vechile that not desinged to be driven at the speeds it is about to be and also now having a biker riding scared?

Cops should absoutely not give chase to bikes, when they do this **** happens and innocent people actually die.
Yes, both parties were wrong in their actions but since when does two wrongs make a right?
No, but three lefts do!
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What do you think is more dangerous to public health:
A motorcycleist riding at a high rate of speed in his own controll and with a clear head or
a now adreline crazed cop piloting a 3800lb vechile that not desinged to be driven at the speeds it is about to be and also now having a biker riding scared?

Cops should absoutely not give chase to bikes, when they do this **** happens and innocent people actually die.
Yes, both parties were wrong in their actions but since when does two wrongs make a right?
so your solution is that no cop should ever chase a bike... or basically anybody that speeds on a bike won't be punished?
and your logic applies equally well to a cop chasing a speeding car. the fact that the bike will probably do less damage to others than a car doesnt change the fact that its illegal.
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I've been in both positions as a rider. I've run from the cops on purpose and I've also been riding so fast that I never realized that a cop was chasing me until someone told me later. Should a cop,in a car,try to chase down a sportbike? Well,for one it's a waste of time and gas for the most part. Statistically,cops only catch 1 in 10 and half of those "captures" are after the rider crashes. It's very unlikely that a cop will catch a person on a bike anyway so why bother chasing? It just seems like alot of risk with very little reward. Ofcourse,that line of reason taken to the extreme would conclude that since any sportbike might run,cops shouldn't pull them over at all. Personally,that works for me but obviously that's not the world we live in. I've fought many battles on this forum over "right and wrong" and don't wish to start one now. If the police dept. had a "no chase" policy in effect or the officer was willfully endangering the general public,he should face appropriate consequences,if not then he and his fellows should not be impeded from performing their rightful duties. As far as the rider goes,he should face whatever the normal charges are,speeding,reckless driving,fleeing and eluding, etc. but as he isn't charged with the public trust or the saftey of the general population,he should not face the same charges as the officer.
I know alot of people on this forum have sportbikes for show and never break the speed limit with them and that is ,ofcourse, your choice. Just like how the rest of us ride ours is our choice.

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if i see lights ill pull over, but until then...
ya me too. well if im passing a cop on a double yellow and look over and see the cop's jaw sitting in their lap i pull over too...


but unless i see lights i just keep goin. with a higher heart rate perhaps. but im not gonna make it easy for em, may as well get my moneys worth for the ticket im about to get.

that said, i've only gotten ONE speeding ticket on my bike...

a biker is putting HIS life at risk when speeding like that, for the most part. even if he gets into an accident most likely its his own life, not the drivers. by the time somebody even realizes hes there he's already passed the car anyways, so its less likely he'll cause a crash...

Now a cop car getting behind you is nerve wreaking enough. Add flashing lights, speeds in excess of 100 mph, and pretty much everybody in the area panicking b/c they dont know what to do in their 3000lb machine traveling 60-80 mph, andyou have recipe for disaster.

he should have known better, he wasnt gonna catch that bike.

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i disagree, i think the cop should be punished harder, if all the biker did was speed
Biker - breaking the law.
Cop - attempting to enforce the law

You wouldn't have one without the other... It's all about where it starts.

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how many times have we been out and passed a cop at a high rate, and not payed any attention to it, we didnt run, but damn sure didnt slow down or look behind us
I always... ALWAYS look behind me or at least check my mirrors after I see a cop... and I've ridden with you enough to know that when we pass the po-po it's go-go time!
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