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Cost of Mayor Bill Foster’s new high-speed pursuit? $140,000 and counting as city purchases 380 ‘stop sticks’

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Before I write anything else, let me be clear that I think it was just ridiculous for Mayor Foster to allow the police to engage in high-speed pursuits.  As City Council Chair Leslie Curran got Police Chief Chuck Harmon to admit, there is not one shred of evidence that the police can point to that shows allowing high-speed pursuits does anything but create mayhem. When asked by Curran what data he had showing that the policy change would reduce crime,…

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Cost of Mayor Bill Foster’s new high-speed pursuit? $140,000 and counting as city purchases 380 ‘stop sticks’

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Before I write anything else, let me be clear that I think it was just ridiculous for Mayor Bill Foster to allow the police to engage in high-speed pursuits.  As City Council Chair Leslie Curran got Police Chief Chuck Harmon to admit, there is not one shred of evidence that the police can point to that shows allowing high-speed pursuits does anything but create mayhem. When asked by Curran what data he had showing that the policy change would reduce…

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