LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The car chase capital of the world is going high-tech to end dangerous pursuits across Southern California.Oh, that’s going to make for some bad TV! Next thing you know, they’ll come up with something that prevents spectacular warehouse fires. Gawd, this slippery slope could well lead to actual news being reported. How awful would that be?
Police Chief William J. Bratton unveiled a strange new weapon in the police department's strategy to halt high-speed pursuits -- adhesive darts with a global positioning system that are fired at fleeing cars by police.
Once fired from a patrol car, the GPS dart is designed to stick to a fleeing car, allowing squad cars to back off the chase.
"Instead of us pushing them doing 70 or 80 miles an hour," Bratton said, "this device allows us not to have to pursue after the car. It allows us to start vectoring where the car is."
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Worst News Ever for CNN
The cable news channels will soon have to find more missing white women to report on because they're about to lose one of their programming mainstays: the LA car chase.