Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dangerous Chases

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Dangerous Chases

Article excerpt

I appreciate our men and women in blue. You couldn't pay me enough to go through what they do every day. It's a job fraught with dangerous situations and instant decisions.

But I'm angry, very angry. I know most people don't agree with me, but these high-speed police chases must stop. Too many innocent lives are lost. Unless the person they are chasing is a serial murderer or is on the most-wanted list, please stop it. An outstanding drug warrant does not justify chasing, only to risk horrific accidents.

In my area, on Thanksgiving Day, a young couple and their 2-year-old child, driving to a relative's house for holiday dinner, was T-boned by a driver with an outstanding drug warrant who was being chased by police. The couple and child died on impact in their car. …

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