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Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:16 am
by wildrose
A private citizen intervened and sacrificed his vehicle to stop the pursuit? I'd be surprised if his insurance company does anything to reward that kind of behavior. I could be wrong, but intentionally crashing a car probably disqualifies the driver from receiving compensation for damage to his car.

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:29 am
by surfsteve
When I read it I wondered if the person intentionally sacrificed their car. I was thinking maybe it was accidental because who would do that kind of thing on purpose?

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 am
by cactuspete
The wording of the press release makes it sound like the driver actively sacrificed his car. The private citizen is said to have actually intervened and collided his vehicle with the suspect's car. If it had been accidental, then this wording would be incorrect. So, either we have a case of poor and misleading writing or we can take the report as true as written.

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:22 am
by surfsteve
Actually we have a third and more logical choice and that is to wonder. I think I'll stick with that choice until I hear more facts indicating one way or the other...

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:05 pm
by wildrose
cactuspete wrote:The wording of the press release makes it sound like the driver actively sacrificed his car. The private citizen is said to have actually intervened and collided his vehicle with the suspect's car. If it had been accidental, then this wording would be incorrect. So, either we have a case of poor and misleading writing or we can take the report as true as written.

surfsteve wrote:Actually we have a third and more logical choice and that is to wonder. I think I'll stick with that choice until I hear more facts indicating one way or the other...

Actually cactuspete is correct. The word choice indicates clearly that the private citizen intended to stop the suspect's car using his own car. If we are to wonder, as you suggest, then we must conclude that the person who wrote the report made an improper choice of words. Cactuspete covered both of these possibilities in his assessment of the report.

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:14 am
by twister
The wording of the Facebook post was strange, but my question is whether the posting was written by just some Facebook user or a professional reporter or if it was an actual law enforcement press release. It's kind of funny to think that an ordinary citizen would sacrifice his or her car over something like this.

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:59 am
by wildbill
SPOTCRIME.COM
Here's an interesting site that shows recent crime locations and lists the type of crime (theft, burglary, assault, etc.).
https://spotcrime.com/ca/trona

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:36 am
by pdm
wildbill: Interesting site. Not a huge amount of information, but I like the presentation on a map. It gives me an idea where the hot spots are and what kinds of crimes are being committed. Very little reading required is a bonus.

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:47 am
by pdm
WALKING THE TALK ( STRAY DOG THE EXPOSER ) pls Subscribe link in description
This is kind of funny. I don't know what the law actually says on this matter, BUT the guy sure does a good job standing his ground. Funniest comment:
There are 3 requirements to be a cop Severe personality defect, IQ lower than 60, complete lack of knowledge of laws´╗┐

Not that I'm advocating for disrespect of cops, but it is a funny comment and I have meet a few very stupid cops!

Re: Local Crime

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:42 am
by deathvalleyjake
pdm: I don't know when a person is legally required to present identification, but it's always best to cooperate with law enforcement. Or at least most of the time that's the best policy. However, if you want to make a provocative video, debating them is not a bad idea. This guy's video is monetized and he has 36K views and so he's making at least some money for his efforts.