Advocacy against unnecessary police
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.
We really need YOUR
a site you need to visit and an organization we would like you to
PursuitSAFETY is the only national nonprofit
organization of its kind. We exist to save the lives of innocent bystanders and
police officers. We reach out to families impacted by the tragedy of pursuit.
The Safer Way Award =
excellence by law enforcement officers and their agencies that set into motion innovative ways to
avoid police pursuits and yet bring about the apprehension of the suspect(s).
Innocent Victims Remembered
are children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. They are family and friends.
In early 2011, Paul's dad Jonathan was elected
Chairman of the Board for PursuitSAFETY. He is honored to serve on this amazing
and important organization.
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'.
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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.