That was dumb of the cop to wreck the taxpayer's car. Like Dirty Hatty said: A man's got to know his limitations.
That was evil of the morons to stop and clap. They should have been shot right there. In my book, evil is a lot harder to cure than dumb.
I guess they give a new cop a Crown Vic and a couple hours training and turn em loose. A Crown Vic is a mountain of metal.... The last big snow we had, I saw 2 of em in the ditch late one night. I was pulling UPS doubles, with a single drive axle. About 3 years ago a cop got hydroplaned and wiped out about a mile from my house.
In Indy Mon Aug 9, a cop killed a motorcyclist. The cop was drunk times 2. Point one eight was what the radio said. Shaug might know the particulars better than I. Another Indy cop got fired for stealing. Dumb knows no boundries. Neither does evil, uniform or riding gear.
The kind of guy who is supposed to uphold the law and is paid to do so. Get it?
Yes, but to what end? Anyone with some intelligence (not a dig at you Bigdaa) weighs up a situation: actions vs consequences and are those potential consequences worth it in the greater scheme of things?
We should not be living in a proverbial Wild West, where its "get them at all costs", no matter how trivial the offence and dire the consequences to innocent bystanders may be.
How would you feel if some cop crashes into and kills a close friend or family member all for the sake of pursuing a few bikes that were speeding. We aren't exactly talking hunting down serial killers/rapists here, are we? Pursuers need to have some perspective and have the balls to call off a chase in some cases and not let their ego's run their actions.
In other words chasing down a serial killer/murderer/rapist, etc. etc. all good. The consequences of not apprehending him is potentially far greater than stuffing up in a police pursuit.
On the other hand having a go at a few bikers who's only/initial offence is speeding, is it really worth it? Personally I think not, especially when the pursuit reaches ridiculous speeds and the potential consequences, should the pursuit go pear shaped, no longer justifies the initial offence. In this instance speeding, which is a victimless offence in itself. This officer could have been killed in that crash. IMO, it would have been a damn shameful waste of a life for the sake of apprehending a few speeders.