<VV> Running from Cops

Hugo Miller Hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Sat Dec 16 04:46:50 EST 2017

### Much as I agree with your sentiments, this is the same argument that 
puts forward the death penalty for rapists; 'runners' invariably run because 
they don't want to go (back) to jail; your stiffer penalties would give them 
even more incentive to out-run the police, just as rapists would have more 
incentive to kill their only witness if they were facing the death penalty 
for their crime. It's a tricky one.

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From: roboman91324--- via VirtualVairs
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Subject:  Running from Cops

One of the relatively few things that piss me off is when I see people in 
high speed chases with police.  These criminals risk their own lives which 
might be OK if that was as far as it went.  However, it also endangers the 
lives of police.  Worst of all, they risk the lives of innocent pedestrians 
and occupants of other vehicles on the street.  "Pedestrians" and "Occupants 
of other cars" include grannies and infants as well as anyone in between. 
Innocent people get injured and sometimes die.  If the guy gets caught and 
goes to court and if I was the judge, each charge of blindly running a light 
or stop sign would bring a criminal charge of reckless endangerment.  Every 
time the running car tapped a bumper or fender of an occupied car, it would 
bring a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.  If the "accidents" were 
with unoccupied cars or other property, it would bring criminal charges of 
willful destruction of property.  If found guilty, the jail terms would be 
consecutive; not concurrent.

When they catch these people in front of TV cameras, you see the arrest but 
never learn of the penalties.  Again, with the hypothetical case of me as 
judge, I would do my best to see that the severe sentencing caught the 
attention of every form of media and was presented prominently.  This 
wouldn't be an "arrogant" and idle threat, It would be a real life example 
of cause and effect.  Perhaps idiots who idolize the "runners" and think 
they might like to emulate them would think twice before following in their 
footsteps or tire tracks, as the case may be.

I am not a prude about street racing.  I did my share of street racing on 
Front Street and Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia.  The racers were taking 
personal risks but not risking lives and property of others not in consent. 
The races were semi organized without "through traffic."  It was great fun 
that rarely resulted in accidents.  Those accidents never involved innocent 
bystanders.  Police would sometimes drift by to disperse the crowd.  I never 
ran from the police in that or any scenario.  But that's just me.


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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:45:56 +0000
From: Joel McGregor <joel at joelsplace.com>
To: "Virtualvairs at corvair.org" <Virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: Re: <VV> Tim Allen in Jan C&D
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I always got a kick out of that kind of arrogance. I knew "someone" that 
outran cops and their radios regularly. Never did get caught when running.
Joel McGregor
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