Law enforcement needs to be grounded in common sense. When Theresa Faatuai was chased at 100 mph, the police became a threat to public safety.
When Deputy Paul Adams arrived on the scene, a woman appeared to be intoxicated in a parked car with two children under 6 years old in the car.
No one was imminently at risk of being killed.
Engaging an apparently intoxicated person in a high-speed chase while small children in the car is irresponsible. The police put everyone at risk of being killed -- the children, Faatuai, the officers and bystanders.
If use of deadly force is not justified in a situation, the police should not engage in high-speed chases.
If Adams was in compliance with department policy, the policy needs to be changed.
This kind of policing is a menace to society.
- Carl Nyberg, Chicago