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Chicago police will no longer be allowed to chase people on foot

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  • 14 days ago

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Chicago police will no longer be allowed to chase people on foot


@ashwagary 13 days

Replying to @TurkishPoptart 🎙

Good news, police seem to have this bad habit of shooting unarmed people in the back out of pure laziness according to body cam footage.

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@runnerup 14 days

As someone who used to run away from the police, it's generally easiest to get away from them by running on foot -- if your environment and circumstances doesn't let you run away on foot then you'll rarely succeed getting away using another method.

But I don't understand this policy. What constitutes "running"? Can someone just slowly walk away?

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@mint2 14 days

This appears unremarkable.

> will no longer be allowed to chase people on foot simply because they run away or they've committed minor offenses

It explicitly says they can chase for felonies and stuff or are dangerous

> Officers won't be allowed to chase people on foot if they suspect them of minor offenses such as parking violations, driving on suspended licenses or drinking alcohol in public. But they will still have discretion to chase people who they've determined are committing or about to commit crimes that post "an obvious threat to any person."

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