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    Will she be set upon you? jubei33's Avatar
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    Default Supreme court protects police; Georgia teens still 85% inbred retards

    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/LAW/04/3...ase/index.html

    Court: High-speed chase suspects can't sue police

    Ruling protects police from lawsuits by suspects who lead them on chases
    Supreme Court rules 8-1 against Georgia teen paralyzed in crash
    Police car rammed teen's car off road; teen had been driving 100 mph
    Country to teen: "What the fuck are you retarded!?"

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave police officers significant protection from lawsuits by suspects who lead them on car chases.

    The justices ruled 8-1 against Georgia teenager Victor Harris, who was left a quadriplegic after a police vehicle rammed his car off the road in 2001.

    A police officer used "reasonable force" when ramming the teen's speeding car, the high court ruled. A videotape of the pursuit played a key role in the decision
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    He continued, "Far from being the cautious and controlled driver the lower court depicts, what we see on the video more closely resembles a Hollywood-style car chase of the most frightening sort, placing police officers and innocent bystanders alike at greater risk of serious injury."

    Harris, 19 at the time, was driving on a suspended license, when he refused to pull over for speeding. The police video shows him accelerating at speeds more than 100 mph, leading officers across two counties outside Atlanta. He can be seen crossing the double yellow line on the road to pass about three dozen cars.

    At one point, Harris is shown pulling into a shopping center parking lot, with Scott, a Coweta County deputy, and two colleagues trying to block him. Harris then hits Scott's vehicle while fleeing. The officer radios his supervisor, requesting permission to use potentially deadly force to stop Harris.

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    Well on the plus side, at least in this obvious (probably unfortunate) circumstance we have confirmation that its definitely a bad idea to go on a high speed chase with the police.

    And at least he wont breed....

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    Fuck you, I can't walk anymore.

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    Before you know it, you won't be able to sue McDonalds for getting hurt when you pour their coffee on your groin.

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    Police should not pursue speeders. They can take down their license plate # and deal with them later.
    DRUGS ARE FOR LOSERS

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    Wow, 19 and his life is over. That really sucks. Then again, the dick did it to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    Police should not pursue speeders. They can take down their license plate # and deal with them later.
    They have to pursue them to get the license plate in the first place.

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    Also, if the car is stolen, or they dump the car, the license plate might not be of any use.

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    They have to pursue them to get the license plate in the first place.
    There is an amazing new technology you may not have heard of referred to as "photography", it is truly amazing.
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    Please elaborate.

    This ought to be good.

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    Photo radar works to catch people speeding, if that's what your goal is. You send the fine to them in the mail.
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