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  •  Fuck NO. It's friggin property theft we are (2+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, mrkvica

    talking about, not an episode of 24.  Look how even police departments are finally seeing the light and no longer engaging in high speed chases of offenders.  They know that they will get  their man/woman later when things have cooled down.

    •  So if someone grabs your wallet (0+ / 0-)

      out of your hand and walks away, that's it for you? No chase at all, just let 'em go? That's your right, I suppose. It's one thing to not care if someone steals your things. But don't you feel a responsibility to society, to do your part as a citizen by helping to take criminals off the streets? When you don't give chase, you are basically allowing the thief to go on to his next victim. I think there's a real moral issue there.

      •  You are trying to draw analogies that simply (1+ / 0-)
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        don't apply.  Let's say the person who snatched your wallet had held you up at gun/knife point.  You're really going to give chase???  It's a societal duty of us all to give chase???  After all, what's a life next to $20 and having to get a replacement driver's license?

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