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Old 06-22-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: California
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It's not that theres more in So. Ca. it's just that the media coverage is very good and why they run is because criminals are stupid.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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I've watched episodes where they are chasing through Pomona or Upland, and I reckonize the areas from the aerial view.
But there seem to be a lot in Miami and Seattle areas too. Phoenix isnt excluded, but it has its fair share of criminals, they just dont televise it, they obviously cant show every sick crime every time.

As for those chases, yes, I guess when people are so strung out on drugs (as they usually show on those chase shows) they think they are superhuman and can out do anyone, even cops. I have friends out here who are cops, one is a K9 cop and he's had his share of chases.
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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I've watched episodes where they are chasing through Pomona or Upland, and I reckonize the areas from the aerial view.
But there seem to be a lot in Miami and Seattle areas too. Phoenix isnt excluded, but it has its fair share of criminals, they just dont televise it, they obviously cant show every sick crime every time.

As for those chases, yes, I guess when people are so strung out on drugs (as they usually show on those chase shows) they think they are superhuman and can out do anyone, even cops. I have friends out here who are cops, one is a K9 cop and he's had his share of chases.
Actually I don't hear anything on car chases in Seattle and I currently live in the Northwest. Those car chase shows do show a couple chases in Phoenix but I have yet to see any from Seattle. If they did show a chase from there I must have missed it.
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Now there's a good, honest reply!!
Well, everyone I know says I really... really suck at being politically correct.
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: VA
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Probably has something to do with the huge concentration of media in SoCal and the legendary size of the freeway network we have here.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:32 PM
 
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Either way, no matter where we live, there is still going to be crime. There may be less in smaller towns because everyone knows everyone, but point being, is there still is no complete escape from it. And it doesnt change how I feel about Calif, despite the high cost of living there (and we know wages usually have to at least meet the cost of living anywhere), I still call it 'home'.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: zooland 1
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the answer is simple,,,

other states still allow a good 'ol fashioned ass whupin when the chase is done.. here in California we have to be politically correct and ask the bad guys to make nice.... please...

Crooks know they arent going to get a beating in California...Rodney King changed all that... try running from the poleece in Beauford County Tennesee where the Sheriff knows your daddy and see what happens

We're working on some Stars Wars Batman and Robin stuff, (GPS darts, Microwave emitters, directed EMP), but that stuff is still years off... for now its spike strips, PIT maneuvers, (we cant do them but we can lead them to CHP who can!!!), helicopters... and the best for last.. a watch commander who wont let the pursuit go and terminates it for being out of policy (which is pretty restrictive. We (LASD, generally, can only chase dangerous felons).... A couple of local SO CAl cities tried a "no pursuit" policy but it didnt last.. I mean what do you do.. let a bank robber drive away and just say.. sorry we can chase him?... nuts..... there has to be a line in the sand in society where we all say.. enough..

Occasionally suspects still fall down on the way to the radio car.. but its very rare anymore,,, your livelihood just isnt worth it.. crooks know this,, they have nothing to fear,,,


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Old 06-23-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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Well said.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: In a house
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It's a sad situation for sure. It sure sounds like it benefits the "bad-guy". It's so way out of hand in CA. What's next? You can't discipline your children, the crooks can't be harmed, but they'd shoot you in a minute...is it any suprise that it just keeps getting worse?? Here in NC I do see parents disciplining their children, not beating them but keeping them in line. And the word is here, you say "yes sir" when talking to any form of law enforcer. You do not show any kind of disrespect to them. I understand there are bad people everywhere and people who do not follow the rules but it sure does seem with what is happening in CA that they are breeding these kind of problems. I have noticed in the two months I have lived here, moving from Los Angeles, a complete difference in the way the children show respect for the adults and the way people think about law enforcement. It's a different world!!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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other states still allow a good 'ol fashioned ass whupin when the chase is done.. here in California we have to be politically correct and ask the bad guys to make nice....
California police can still give an ass whoopin' if the suspect gets aggressive and starts fighting with cops or they get tasered or shot.
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