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If only!

You nailed the exact area where law enforcement needs to loosen up, and that is in the application of deadly force to end one of these chases. When it became apparent that these two violent criminals were heading for an urban area with heavy traffic, a judiciously applied shotgun blast administered to the rear tire on the four-lane South of Hampstead would likely have ended the chase. Even then, there would be no guarantee that she might not have killed someone when she lost control of the car. Had someone actually taken that shot, however, under current rules he or she would most likely be suspended or fired. Plus, few units have shotguns.....or a second officer in the passenger seat to take the shot. So the chases aren't ending anytime soon....

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