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10-10-07, 11:52 PM #1Corporal
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Media over exposure...
Is it just me or is the fact that they have a whole police pursuit section kinda disturbing?
I was actually looking for a link they had for a motor officer safety competition today in Huntington Beach... the small segment the had on it looked very interesting...
The last two years in a row a female motor officer from LAPD won... this year I think the winner was a San Bernardino Sheriff's deputy...
10-11-07, 03:57 AM #2
Jeez, a "non-pursuit" policy in CA would destroy the ratings, eh?
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10-11-07, 08:34 AM #3
Living in So. CA, you should very well know that "Breaking News" on the local channels generally means LIVE PURSUIT!
They use the argument that they like to keep the public informed so they will not become involved in an accident
When was the last time you were casually driving on the freeway, watching the news and thankful that they broadcast a pursuit so you would not become a vicitm?
Of course I am being facetious!
I agree with you. They might as well have a section dedicated to Mayor Tony and his new sqeeze.Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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10-11-07, 08:39 AM #4
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10-11-07, 10:21 AM #5Corporal
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My teacher played a video in class where it was the dash cam on a cruiser and the officer comes out and shoots the suspect... seemingly out of the blue (no agitation aside from the pursuit) and he made us write a press release on it... with the exception of myself and one other person (a cop) everyone wrote their papers on police using excessive force.... then he showed us a second video (I can't remember the source if it was a news crew or stationary one) where the suspect has his hand in his waist band and is pulling something out, not listening to orders being given...
I think that was the best point he could have made... something always happens to get a camera rolling (that isn't caught on tape) and there are always two angles... the officers and the suspects... Not that I need to tell anyone here that... just sort of got on a tangent...
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