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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 8:43 a.m. MST

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higv
Dietrich, ID

What about the Police that lose there lives to protect us? No police wants to take a life. In fact most devastating decision they make. It is either police or bad person. With split 2nd decisions I would always give benefit to the police who often never come home because they are protecting us.

Nosea
Forest Grove, OR

We are turning into a police state, just like when the Nazis could shoot any citizen over any whim. It is to the point where I would rather personally deal with any criminal situation that may arise rather than to call for any police intervention -- there seems to be an increasing probability of someone ending up dead (much more frequently a citizen rather than an officer) even when police intervene on petty matters (like minor domestic disputes, traffic stops, and even random encounters). Police seem to be granted far too much fire power relative to their overall intelligence, or they are now being trained to be immediately hostile when encountering the public -- either way a bad trend.

Northern
Logan, UT

@higv

You sound like a good person with good intentions, allot of officers are great honorable people.
This article is focusing on a rapid growing problem. Just try driving in Cache Valley, you can get pulled over for putting your hair up at a stoplight.
The police are abusing power in ever increasing ways and they need to be made to follow the law.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

higV...you are right on with your comments. Most generally our policemen are doing their job protecting us to the best of their ability - unfortunately there are always some bad apples that appear and make it bad for everyone. When we lived in Phoenix, AZ we got involved with neighborhood watch and got to know the officers of that area. The three we befriended are absolute wonderful examples what all police officers should be and can be.Officers Gilbert, Tom and Nate(first names only) are the very best in our book. Superb men who truly care.

CB
Salt Lake City, UT

I suppose if a "druggie' had hit and killed the officer with her car, her charges of 'guilty of
murder in the first degree" would be unfair, since she would have been under the influence.
Sorry, but I find that a 4 thousand pound automobile a formidable weapon and once she
started moving it, one could only guess what she intended to do with it.
You break the law and then try to run....anything can happen, and it did. If there is a epidemic, it's in lawlessness, and parents making excuses for their children under these conditions, have
more than likely contributed to their problems by overlooking and excusing misbehavior early on.
Danielle was in fear of being caught, the police were in fear for their lives.

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