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Many more links and stories at Pursuit For Change!
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/category/pursuits-in-the-news/

6/2/2016
Katelyn Hoyt speaks to FOX25 News in Boston. HERE

January-June 2016
Toyota Police Chase ad updates
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/an-open-letter-to-toyota-usa/
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/pursuit-for-change-and-toyota-usa/
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/toyota-prius-police-chase-advertising-update/
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/kqre-prius-police-chase-report/
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/hey-toyota-its-time-to-remove-the-prius-police-chase-ads/
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/toyota-prius-police-chase-advertising/

May 27, 2016
Nine years
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/nine-years-celebrating-paul-farris-with-music/

May 2016
Pursuit For Change gets police pursuit language in in the House Approriations Bill
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/commerce-justice-science-and-related-agencies-appropriations-bill-2017/  

May 2016
Another Country - Same Results
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/police-chases-another-country-same-results/

May 2016 
NBC Chicago Investigatesd Police Chases
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/httpwww-nbcchicago-cominvestigationschicago-area-police-pursuits-kill-injure-scores-of-innocent-bystanders-378166131-html_osourcesocialflowfb_chbrand/

April 2016
Jon Farris speaks on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network)
http://www.pursuitforchange.org/uncategorized/cbn-stop-the-chase-how-new-technology-can-prevent-deadly-police-pursuits/

1/31/2016
Jon Farris op-ed in the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The legal system has failed in its treatment of Jets’ defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson ("Richardson draws fine, no jail time," Jan. 27).

To let Richardson off with a slap on the wrist sends the wrong signal about high-speed police pursuits and the inherent risks. Mr. Richardson’s poor decision to flee — at speeds topping 140 mph — did more than temporarily endanger himself. His actions threatened the safety of his passengers as well as the pursuing officers and countless innocent civilians who unknowingly ended up in his path.

With his decision to let Richardson dodge serious penalty, the prosecutor and judge missed an opportunity to send the right message that fleeing law enforcement officials is totally unacceptable.

Each day in the United States, one person dies from a police pursuit and one-third of those fatalities are innocent victims. Chases are inherently dangerous for pursuing officers, with the potential to wreak havoc even greater than the loaded handgun found in Richardson’s car.

While St. Louis appears content to all but reward reckless actions, other police departments around the country are adopting tougher pursuit policies, tougher sentencing, and alternatives to pursuits including GPS tracking technologies to curb high-speed chases altogether.

On a personal level, I am appalled by the decision in this case. I live every day with the pain of losing my son, who was an innocent bystander killed by a vehicle fleeing police. I hope that by raising awareness of this critical issue, future judgments deal severe sentences, and ultimately pursuits like Richardson’s are lessened and nearly eliminated.

To get involved with this important work, please sign our Change.org petition: www.change.org/p/attorney-general-of-the-united-states-prevent-unnecessary-police-pursuits-and-save-innocent-victim-lives.

Jonathan Farris - Verona, WI


12/23/2015
Hi Jon,
The story for which you and I spoke yesterday is up on our website -- http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/12/23/police-chase-deaths-up-in-2014/77762174/
Thanks again. You are always great to interview.
It would be great to meet, so please let me know if you’re ever in DC.
Tom Frank
Reporter
USA Today

Jon Farris in USA TODAY. This is an amazing National expose with detailed pursuit statistics

Jon speaks for the USA Today expose  Click here

NEW POSTING: An 18 minute video editorializing about NSW (Australia) #PoliceChases. Different Country, Same Horrible Results. Note similarity with US statistics http://buff.ly/1Pt1IEZ (PS: some vulgar langage)

FBI vastly understates police deaths in chases. By Tom Frank.  USA Today 10/26/2015
Jon Farris quoted again.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has drastically understated the number of police who have been killed in high-speed chases, counting only 24 deaths since 1980 despite records showing more than 370 officers killed in vehicle pursuits in that time span, a USA TODAY analysis shows. MORE

Feds fail to track deadly police pursuits. USA Today 9/29/2015
The U.S. government has drastically understated the number of people killed in high-speed police car chases, potentially by thousands of fatalities over several decades, a USA TODAY investigation shows.  Thanks to reporter Tom Frank (@ByTomFrank) READ MORE

Jon Farris in GOOD MORNING AMERICA

USA Today Police Pursuit Editorial (Curtail Deadly Police Chases)

USA Today writer Tom Frank discusses police chases Listen 

Jon interviewed on HuffPost Live  View
This starts at the 12 minute mark

Jon speaks on WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee  LISTEN

More in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  HERE

Jon speaks on NPR's All Things Considered  HERE

Article linked from The Wisconsin State Journal HERE

Jon quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles  HERE

Friend Jessica Herrera Rodriguez does a wonderful job speaking to ABC's Nightline  HERE

Excellent California Public Radio interview with PursuitSAFETY Executive Director Esther Seoanes, USA Today's Tom Frank and Tulsa PD Commander Travis YatesLISTEN

Jon on ABC World News Tonight HERE

Jon on ABC World News Tonight (another one) HERE

Jon interviewed on San Diego CBS 8  HERE

 

Innocent Victims of Police Chases
(Change Police Pursuit Laws Now)

In Loving Memory of Paul

 This advocacy video (above) was funded by the Farris family and produced, directed and edited by our dear friends, Jim & Pam Fuller, owners of Twin Town Creative.

Special thanks to the dedicated reporters and our supporters at each of the Boston television stations and especially Fox 25 News and The Boston Channel (5). We also wish to thank the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Madison, Wisconsin television stations for their stories and kind words about our families and our cause. Please see the many stories on our LINKS page.


6/2015. New PursuitSAFETY PSA Videos. Thanks to actor Glenn Morshower. These will be added to the updated PursuitSAFETY website later this summer. You can see the videos here on YouTube.


6/2015. PursuitSAFETY's "Compassion Guide" for law enforcement. View or download here.




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PursuitSAFETY

PursuitSAFETY is a safe place for injured victims and bereavedfamilies to turn to for the support they need.

Paul's dad, Jon, is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board for this organization.  Candy Priano, above, is the founder.

If you are able we would be grateful for any support which you can provide our organization. Sign up (PursuitSAFETY) , join our Facebook Family , and / or contribute here.  Thanks so very much.

'24' actor Glenn Morshower shares a personal message about public safety and vehicular police pursuits.

Glenn says, It has everything to do with risk versus reward. In many cases, where the suspect poses no immediate danger to the public, it's the chase itself that causes the threat. This is not an anti-police campaign. I am a huge supporter of what it is police do. I just believe policy and procedure are there for a reason and need to be followed."

Your PursuitSAFETY Board of Directors including Paul's dad, Jon. circa 2011

A PursuitSAFETY banner of Paul

 

KristiesLaw

Candy Priano's website for daughter Kristie. Candy is also the founder of PursuitSAFETY