Thank you all for the thoughtful questions. Here are my thoughts:
DRC asks if it is okay to flash your high beams at an oncoming car with their high beams on, or if that could lead to trouble if the vehicle is a police car.
I think it is an excellent idea, as your safety is put at risk by the glare and distraction of the oncoming headlights. Just be quick about it, and focus on your driving…
TaxPayingFool asked what sentence I feel is appropriate for drunk drivers who cause fatalities.
I guess it depends on the circumstances. If someone is a law-abiding citizen, with a first DUI, and was just barely above the limit, I am more forgiving. Perhaps take their license away, fine them an extraordinary amount of money, and a minimal prison term.
If, however, this is a repeat offender, and they have had their notice, then their crime is murder. Try and punish them accordingly.
Finally, Sevesteen was curious what type of “help” I would expect in a situation like this one in Boston.
I think my point is this: do something. In that video it took several minutes for a 9-1-1 call to be made! If you are capable, start kicking this guys #*&$&(@$(. If not, maybe scream for help, or attempt to kick him in the nether-regions for me. If you are lawfully carrying a firearm, please don’t pull it out unless you think the cop is about to be killed. It would be tragic for the arriving officers to shoot you because you have a gun in your hand, when all you intended to do was help.
I really enjoy answering your inquiries. It gives me the idea that I should set up a web presence exclusively to answer questions. I wonder if there would be enough interest to keep it going?