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    On the one hand, it is good that no one got hurt and it was sad the BG got away. On the other hand, I remember when Arizona was considering issuing CCW permits that a number of chiefs of police were making statements to the press that people would be driving around, looking for purse snatchers to blow away. As we all know now, nothing like that developed, crime was reduced by a dramatic amount, and comparatively few permits were revoked for cause. I salute you, Toreksha, but next time, follow at a safe distance in a vehicle, giving your direction and speed,and description of the BG's vehicle to 911 Dispatch. It has been my experience that if a car is stolen, the BG is not going to lock it at the mall, they don't care if it gets vandalized or stolen, they will just steal another one. Good work on your part of realizing that most of the time, just being a good witness is the best way you can help law enforcement.
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    You did good. it was very brave of you just to even do what you did. If all americans were good citizens like you we would all be better off and live in a much better world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockster20 View Post
    Tores, a similar thing happened to me about 12 years ago in Tampa.... I was in the Target parking lot and noticed two black youths running full sprint through the parking lot with a guy in a shirt and tie in hot pursuit. I noted that the black males were outrunning the guy and were heading in my direction. So, I pretended not to notice them as they split up and one headed right towards me... as he was about to pass me, I swung around with my arm extended and clotheslined him.... pinned him to the ground. The guy in the tie caught up to us and thanked me and immediately removed the brand new pair of shoes the punk had just stolen from his store! We then escorted him back to the store and the police and his parents were then contacted. His partner in crime got away but I'm sure it wasn't for long
    Good catch! Nice to see someone like that get what's coming to them.

    I heard a while back about a judge who aggressively asks suspects in his courtroom *why* they committed a crime, and demands an answer better than "I dunno" or a passive shrug. The idea is to force them to admit their responsibility in their own words. It's too often the case these days that suspects just sit there, while the court proceedings are more of an exercise in paperwork and the filings of motions, rather than any kind of finding of guilt on the part of the criminal. Their own families tend to be "supportive" and never force them to take responsibility. They're rarely confronted by their victims. They can afford to act like they're just going through a series of motions that have no connection to the wrongdoing that they committed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuzfuz View Post
    On the one hand, it is good that no one got hurt and it was sad the BG got away. On the other hand, I remember when Arizona was considering issuing CCW permits that a number of chiefs of police were making statements to the press that people would be driving around, looking for purse snatchers to blow away. As we all know now, nothing like that developed, crime was reduced by a dramatic amount, and comparatively few permits were revoked for cause. I salute you, Toreksha, but next time, follow at a safe distance in a vehicle, giving your direction and speed,and description of the BG's vehicle to 911 Dispatch. It has been my experience that if a car is stolen, the BG is not going to lock it at the mall, they don't care if it gets vandalized or stolen, they will just steal another one. Good work on your part of realizing that most of the time, just being a good witness is the best way you can help law enforcement.
    This also would have been a good way to handle it, but, I still think that he handled it well the way he did.
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