Thanks, Chattanooga Police, For Not Stopping At The City Limits Sign - And Response

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 After catching WRCB's "Date Line" edition of the CPD's latest heroics, and reading some comments from their website. (Robbery, Shootout, Auto theft, Kidnapping, Chase and Capture), I was amazed at their misguided focus. Which was "Can CPD chase a felony suspect across the magical line"?

First, dude in back seat "wasn't" under arrest. Second, dude can't sue a dead guy.

Third, our police did a great job catching this menace on slippery roads without anyone getting hurt. 

But what's the WRCB story? Don't worry, Chattanooga, WRCB has investigated the police and, despite chasing a robber across a juridical line, a man that assaulted and shot at them then stole a cruiser with a person inside due to being a person of interest therefore kidnapping him. We here at WRCB-I.A. deem the cops didn't break any laws. 

Everyone keep on browbeating the police and finally the cops' motivation will be more along the lines of "Let's lay back and go through the motions. I don't want to get in trouble." By the way, when did the media starts its own internal affairs division?

       If WRCB is so concerned with people crossing the line, how about they put their I.A. Team on the monsters that have killed the last three police officers by shooting them. If you need a lead, here it is. Those monsters are alive and well sitting in prison and they are the ones that crossed the line. Not the cops. 

       You won't say it therefore I will. Chattanooga Police officers responded to a robbery/firearm call the other day. During the chaos/investigation an officer was aggravated assaulted to his forehead and a shootout ensued. Then the suspect stole a police car with a person of interest inside therefore kidnapping him. After the chase which included speeds over 100 mph in the rain all the while the officers are communicating on their radios, ended without anyone getting hurt except the bad guy. Good job and thanks for not stopping at the city limit sign. 

Michael Burns 

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I would have thought any news person was aware of the hot pursuit laws that permit law officers to pursue felons across jurisdictions or limits. Maybe this is another example of our media getting it right in their minds but with facts or no knowledge. 

N.D. Kennedy, Sr.
Ooltewah


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