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By Mark Schoesler
9th Legislative District senator 

Limiting pursuits doesn't make sense


Many of you are aware that public safety in our state took a major hit last year when Democrats in the Legislature passed a “police reform” law that prevented law enforcement officers from pursuing criminal suspects in most situations.

Since this bad law went into effect, police and other law enforcement officers typically have had to watch suspects drive off, sometimes in vehicles that they had stolen, instead of giving chase in hopes of apprehending and arresting them.

One of the Senate Democrats who pushed for the vehicle pursuit restrictions, 45th District Sen. Manka Dhingra, recent...

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