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Old 01-10-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I guess there was no fine to collect from the madman who chased this guy for 15 miles. I police really have no incentive to stop crime or catch criminals: they are modern day tax collectors and little more. Oh yeah and, occasionally, they kill some random innocent person:

Police: Man said enraged motorist chased him 15 miles - CNN.com

The last time I called the police (and never again) was much like this. Some guy was driving like a maniac, cutting in and out of traffic and almost hitting people. It was the first and last time I ever called on someone like that. They didn't care. They put me on hold, transferred me from town to town to town, never once asked for a description or a license plate. Then the guy literally ran a car off the road and sped out of my view, and I hung up. Completely worthless. Oh yeah, and later I tried to get the state to run the plate number and they told me I had to pay a ton of money if I wanted to do that. If you live in a free state do yourself a favor and just buy a gun for protection.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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If the cops had gotten involved, he might have ended up killed by them.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So buy yourself a gun is your answer?
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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So buy yourself a gun is your answer?
Yes.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So buy yourself a gun is your answer?
What is the other solution? And buying a gun in this state is not an answer because you can't leave your house with it. And if you did shoot an intruder in your house you would likely go to jail for it.
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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What about the cop they think this same guy might have killed? Surely he was armed.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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They put me on hold, transferred me from town to town to town, never once asked for a description or a license plate. Then the guy literally ran a car off the road and sped out of my view, and I hung up.
Boy, this really sounds like my story! Once I was driving in Sarasota and called 911 because I witnessed a person driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic. Even with my windows up, I could hear the screeching as he slammed into another vehicle. I wish I could have stopped to help, but I was crossing a bridge near an interstate exit and I couldn't see a safe place to pull over, plus there were cars in back of me. Then he (or she) took the ramp onto I-75 so the dispatcher told me she had to transfer me to the Highway Patrol since that was no longer their jurisdiction. I was on hold and had to describe the situation all over again. I can't remember if I was ever connected to the Highway Patrol because I was put on hold more than once. I couldn't talk on my cell while driving in the rain and said I needed to hang up. I kid you not..that was the end of the story! This happened several years ago, so I hope things are better now.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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So buy yourself a gun is your answer?

When seconds count, the cops are minutes away. It's always best to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, be it with a gun or without. In many instances the damage has already been done, after the cops have shown up.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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When seconds count, the cops are minutes away. It's always best to be able to have the ability to defend yourself, be it with a gun or without. In many instances the damage has already been done, after the cops have shown up.

The role of the police is to "take reports" and "assign blame". They do not fight crime. You have to call Batman for that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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So buy yourself a gun is your answer?
You are being chased by an enraged motorist for 15 miles. The cops don't give a crap. If he'd had a gun, he might have survived. He didn't have one and died. So yeah, it would have been a very good idea for him to have a gun. You got a better solution genius?
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