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.
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.
@higvYou 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.
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.
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.