Skip to comments.No license, no car? Not so: LA considers changing 30-day impound on cars of unlicensed drivers
Posted on 11/28/2011 1:05:20 PM PST by moonshinner_09
No license, no car that policy, which activists have long complained unfairly punishes illegal immigrants who cannot get drivers licenses, may be about to change.
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department began allowing unlicensed drivers at sobriety checkpoints a free pass from having their car towed and impounded if a licensed driver was available to take it. Since then, Mayor Villaraigosa has been developing a new policy with the LAPD that would expand that change to include traffic stops and reduce the number of 30-day impounds, which can cost hundreds of dollars in fees. The police union says the new policy puts politics above public safety and will result in innocent people being injured and killed, but activists maintain that the current situation continues to unfairly punish illegal immigrants
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Denver (Mexico north) didn’t do it for the same reason.
They didn’t want to irritate too many of their voting core.
So, there's still a chance illegals can be 'fairly' punished?
I’m sure this proposed new policy will be applied fairly to both legal and illegal residents. /sarc
Unfairly punishes illegals?
There was an article about insurance roadblocks in LA where illegals were allowed to call a friend to pick up the car so it won’t be impounded. Legal citizens got no such consideration.
In SanFran for already 1.5 years, if you're pulled over and have no license illegal aliens get special treatment; the officer must grant him/her a cell phone call to a relative or friend, who has 40 minutes to come drive the car away.
You? You get your car towed --that's $550 for the tow, and $60 per nigtht it's in impound.
Heard a funny story —Hispanic guy bot busted for selling drugs, at the trial he said he was illegal:
He was deported, but there was just ONE catch —he WAS NOT illegal..! He was simply a Spanish-seaking Hispanic, nothing more.
He got deported FROM Mexico to the USA, and by then they simply threw out all the charges.
GOT OFF FREE..!
Does Mayor Vivalaraza’s new policy apply to everyone or only to his precious illegal aliens? What about people who have had their drivers licenses suspended for drunk driving? Convicted drunk drivers don’t have the “oppurtunity” to have a drivers license. Oh..... illegal aliens convicted of drunk driving don’t have to worry about suspended drivers licenses, they don’t need no stinking drivers license. I wish somebody would sue the LAPD for not applying EQUAL PROTECTION under the law.
Cannot? Why not just get one of these from el Estado de Nuevo Leon?
Im sure this proposed new policy will be applied fairly to both legal and illegal residents. /sarc
Off duty cops will just tag along to roadblocks and drive the car away for the low low rate of $100/mile. The unlicensed Mexican will take the keys back a mile away from the original traffic stop.
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