Yes, this is sad. I'm sure the Mothers, Fathers, Wives, Husbands, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, and Daughters of the people involved also think it's quite sad as well. No more sad than lives lost in any profession, including the military...but certainly no less.Devildog said:This is sad? Give me a break.......What about all of the military heli's that crash?...you didnt post all of those?...Call me what you want but the more the media is thinned down the better off the American people are.....D
I see it as very different than if the fleeing person hit a car with his car. In that case, the deaths/injuries of the people in the car he hit WERE a direct result of his actions and it was not those people's fault in any way for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The helicopter CHOSE to be there in that situation. They wanted to be in the middle of it all. And it wasn't even any interaction with the guy which caused any of the crash. It was their negligence. If the guy fleeing was shooting at the helicopter with a gun and that caused the helicopters to crash, then there would be some reason to charge him in connection to the crash. As for the death penalty thing for both of those people even though only one shot the cop, I think that's pretty outrageous too. Oh no, our prisons are over crowded and under-funded, what shall we do? I know! Let's throw people in there who didn't really do a crime but were in the area when one happened or they associate with people who committed a crime. Pretty soon it'll be like North Korea where they sometimes punish a whole family for the actions of only one family member. And giving the death penalty isn't cheap. It costs us tax payers more to put someone to death than keep them in jail for life. I'm not arguing with you, Gary. I know you were just stating facts. I just get worked up about this stuff sometimes. 8) I did live in Phoenix for a while and it's certainly a different feel from rural Iowa. Phoenix is very "cutthroat" for the lack of a better word. People like to ignore others and no one really looks out for their neighbors. Of course, how could they with so many walls and fences between almost every single house? Around here is completely different. You look out for your neighbors and help them out even if you don't like them and even if you've had issues in the past. People leave their cars running, unlocked, for half an hour or more to keep it warm while they shop for groceries here and know it will be there when they get back. We pump our gas and THEN go in to pay for it. I wonder if the way police treat people in different areas reflects these differences.GaryH said:Actually, any deaths caused by commiting a felony can be charged to that person. No different than if someone was killed in a car crash trying to avoid him running from the cops. BTW, it took a police dog and a taser to arrest the guy.
Even worse though, later that night a Phoenix cop was killed while trying to arrest a couple people trying to cash a stolen check. Shot twice in the head. 23yrs old with 2 kids...
They're looking for the death penalty for both even though only one shot him.
I hope most people saw the irony in it. If not, here it is... The helicopters were following a chase looking for action and/or accidents, however, they soon became the action and accident themselves.psquare75 said:Am I the only one that saw the irony in this?
Please.. the only thing that would have been *SADDER* would be if they crashed chasing Lindsey Lohan.