High-speed chases will be a thing of the past in Los Angeles, where the technique hasn’t done much to slow down criminals, Mr. Simpson
excepted. The city’s police chief, former NYC top cop William Bratton
, said his agency is going to use a new weapon to keep tabs on speeding criminals — sticky darts impregnated with GPS sensors that can be used to track getaway cars to safer places for arrests. The new StarChase
system, the AP reports, will be outfitted to a handful of cars in a test of the system, which uses compressed-air launchers to fire the GPS darts. And as to why L.A. had more than 600 pursuits last year? “There are a lot of nuts here
,” the AP quotes Bratton.