High speed chase scenes may be exciting to watch on a movie screen, but in real life, they can be incredibly dangerous and life threatening. Many communities in Kentucky have rules that govern when a high speed pursuit is permitted and under what conditions the pursuit may continue. These rules may have been violated in a recent pursuit in Louisville and may have exposed the department to civil liability.
People are generally taught that physical violence does not resolve disputes. However, in today's society that appears to sometimes encourage a 'might makes right' mentality, physical altercations are being used more often to settle disputes over various issues. A recent example of this resulted in a civil trial between Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and a neighbor accused of assaulting him.