Advocacy against unnecessary police pursuits
So, why do we care? Because Paul Farris and Walid Chahine
should both be alive today and Kate Hoyt should be living a normal
How long are we going to continue to live with bad judgment, poor / inconsistent police
pursuit policies and a lack of public outrage about these pursuits.
Pursuits, like the one that killed Paul and Walid and that so seriously injured Kate, happen
every single day - and someone else's son, daughter, mother, father, family of friend dies
every single day.
Advocacy is a political process by an individual or a large group
which normally aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within
political, economic, and social systems and institutions; it may be motivated from moral,
ethical or faith principles or simply to protect an asset of interest. Advocacy can include
many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public
speaking, commissioning and publishing research or poll or the 'filing of friend of the court
briefs'. From Wikipedia,
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You can be an advocate for
change. Perhaps a change made in your city, town, county or state may ultimately save the life
of someone dear to you. We are not advocating the complete elimination of police pursuits
because sometimes such a pursuit is necessary. But a high speed pursuit should NEVER be as a
result of a simple traffic misdemeanor and it must ALWAYS be broken off when it crosses into
densely populated areas. Contact us for more information.
OUR CHANGE.ORG PETITION Click
We have 1,334 signatures -
wow! I know we can get even more. Please share this
link with your friends and
Exciting news: Pursuit for Change, our new advocacy organization,
is born! We're working on the new website and hope to have the first iteration completed
in early 2016.
We'll keep this site for Paul's personal stories (photos, music, videos, etc.) and move all
police pursuit advocacy information over to PaulsPursuit.com. Wish us