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    1. 07-13-2010 01:37 AM #1

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      07-13-2010 01:45 AM #2
      holy crap. i wonder how fast he was going...

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      07-13-2010 01:51 AM #3
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      07-13-2010 01:52 AM #4
      holy hell

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      07-13-2010 01:53 AM #5
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      07-13-2010 02:23 AM #6
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      07-13-2010 03:36 AM #7
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      07-13-2010 04:03 AM #8
      The officer probably was granted one spare life for all the drunk drivers he got off the road...

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      07-13-2010 07:35 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by jman1423 View Post
      holy crap. i wonder how fast he was going...
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      "It had just rained, the roads were slick and for unknown reasons he lost control of the car at Main and Broadway", Macagni says.
      In other words, "Too fast for conditions."

      Now, will he get a ticket/fine/points like any non-cop driver who had a similar 'accident'?

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      07-13-2010 07:39 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      In other words, "Too fast for conditions."

      Now, will he get a ticket/fine/points like any non-cop driver who had a similar 'accident'?
      The obvious answer is: of course not.
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    11. 07-13-2010 07:43 AM #11
      Wow glad he made it out of that

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      07-13-2010 07:45 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      In other words, "Too fast for conditions."

      Now, will he get a ticket/fine/points like any non-cop driver who had a similar 'accident'?
      Are these non-cop drivers also responding to a call?

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      07-13-2010 07:47 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      In other words, "Too fast for conditions."

      Now, will he get a ticket/fine/points like any non-cop driver who had a similar 'accident'?
      Well, the article said he was responding to a call.

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      07-13-2010 07:48 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by SinisterMind View Post
      Are these non-cop drivers also responding to a call?
      Pregnancy, injury, death? It's possible.
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      07-13-2010 08:17 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by SinisterMind View Post
      Are these non-cop drivers also responding to a call?
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Well, the article said he was responding to a call.
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      Pregnancy, injury, death? It's possible.
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      Officer Damon Badnell was responding to a call for help from another officer on foot chasing a burglary suspect in the north end of town.
      Disproportional response shows poor judgment. "another officer chasing a burglary suspect" =/= "rape in-progress". In either case, now the citizens are on the hook for the cost of a replacement vehicle, cost of accident response, and the officer's medical expenses.... AND the initial goal of the officer responding to the call STILL wasn't accomplished.

      Non-cops have single-vehicle 'accidents' and get ticketed for it. This guy not only made the call/response situation *worse*, he cost his community $$$$$. But because he's a cop he should be able to giggle "oopsie!" and that's OK?

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      07-13-2010 08:37 AM #16
      Don't think the airbags went off. Officer should sue Ford.

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      07-13-2010 12:43 PM #17
      Holy crap I can't believe he lived through that!

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      07-13-2010 12:45 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Disproportional response shows poor judgment. "another officer chasing a burglary suspect" =/= "rape in-progress". In either case, now the citizens are on the hook for the cost of a replacement vehicle, cost of accident response, and the officer's medical expenses.... AND the initial goal of the officer responding to the call STILL wasn't accomplished.

      Non-cops have single-vehicle 'accidents' and get ticketed for it. This guy not only made the call/response situation *worse*, he cost his community $$$$$. But because he's a cop he should be able to giggle "oopsie!" and that's OK?
      I am pro-police, but THIS is exactly how I feel.

      Thank You for posting this.
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      07-13-2010 12:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      But because he's a cop he should be able to giggle "oopsie!" and that's OK?
      No.

      But Hi, I'm the World, this is how I work.
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      07-13-2010 01:16 PM #20
      In the military we would call such an unfortunate situation an "acceptable loss in the dispatch of one's duty". Glad he made it. The investment we make through taxes that are used to train the police so they can do their job as efficiently and safely as possible makes a destroyed cruiser seem almost free. To bad we can't issue RPGs to the men in blue to perhaps end dangerous high speed chases. Hey, as a bonus all those 'high drama' TV chase shows with their terrible added sound effects might go away as well?
      Note to bad guys that run, If you want to play be prepared to pay.
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      07-13-2010 01:21 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Rowayton View Post
      In the military we would call such an unfortunate situation an "acceptable loss in the dispatch of one's duty". Glad he made it. The investment we make through taxes that are used to train the police so they can do their job as efficiently and safely as possible makes a destroyed cruiser seem almost free. To bad we can't issue RPGs to the men in blue to perhaps end dangerous high speed chases. Hey, as a bonus all those 'high drama' TV chase shows with their terrible added sound effects might go away as well?
      Note to bad guys that run, If you want to play be prepared to pay.
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      Your solution is to issue high-explosive ordnance to end high-speed chases? (this one was on foot btw). Also, can you clarify:
      "The investment we make through taxes that are used to train the police so they can do their job as efficiently and safely as possible makes a destroyed cruiser seem almost free."

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      07-13-2010 01:23 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      No.

      But Hi, I'm the World, this is how I work.
      Well World you are WRONG!

      It's up to us, to demand to our beloved representatives that this kind of actions are investigated by a neutral party and if determined that the officer was at fault, and wasn't cautious that he/she should be responsible for this.

      Let's pretend for a minute the tree was a human being, a kid, an elder, somebody's mother, i'm pretty sure the outcome would have been different. That's why many cities do not do high speed chases anymore because they are here to protect and make sure everything gets resolved without harming innocent people.

      Their job is to serve and protect, and this guy was serving alright but i don't see anywhere the protect aspect of his actions.

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      07-13-2010 01:26 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by SICKVDUB1 View Post
      Well World you are WRONG!

      It's up to us, to demand to our beloved representatives that this kind of actions are investigated by a neutral party and if determined that the officer was at fault, and wasn't cautious that he/she should be responsible for this.

      Let's pretend for a minute the tree was a human being, a kid, an elder, somebody's mother, i'm pretty sure the outcome would have been different. That's why many cities do not do high speed chases anymore because they are here to protect and make sure everything gets resolved without harming innocent people.

      Their job is to serve and protect, and this guy was serving alright but i don't see anywhere the protect aspect of his actions.
      so how's that idealism working for you? sorry, but my cynicism is hard-earned.
      either way, the man survived. which is awesome as awesome gets.

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      07-13-2010 01:26 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Disproportional response shows poor judgment. "another officer chasing a burglary suspect" =/= "rape in-progress". In either case, now the citizens are on the hook for the cost of a replacement vehicle, cost of accident response, and the officer's medical expenses.... AND the initial goal of the officer responding to the call STILL wasn't accomplished.

      Non-cops have single-vehicle 'accidents' and get ticketed for it. This guy not only made the call/response situation *worse*, he cost his community $$$$$. But because he's a cop he should be able to giggle "oopsie!" and that's OK?
      To serve and protect*

      *Only when deemed fiscally responsible by disinterested third parties.

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      07-13-2010 01:28 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      so how's that idealism working for you? sorry, but my cynicism is hard-earned.
      either way, the man survived. which is awesome as awesome gets.
      I'd respond...but this is exactly what I'd say.
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