Skip to comments.Oakland halts DUI checkpoints after Hispanic leaders complain
Posted on 09/26/2004 8:01:41 PM PDT by freedom44
OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland Police Department has halted its use of D-U-I checkpoints after the city's Hispanic leaders complained that the roadblocks were ensnaring too many illegal immigrants.
D-U-I checkpoints allow police officers to demand drivers' licenses and proof of insurance. City leaders agree the roadblocks are an effective way to get drunken drivers off the streets.
But Hispanic community leaders and City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente complained that the checkpoints were making life miserable for illegal immigrants who aren't licensed to drive but otherwise obey the law.
Police Chief Richard Word has ordered a month-long moratorium on the checkpoints while the department drafts new guidelines.
But City Councilmember Larry Reid says stopping the D-U-I checkpoints threatens public safety.
I don't see the problem.
sherrifs dept are a bunch of sissies...tell the activist group to shove it and keep doing their jobs!!!
This is a joke, right?
I'm against all checkpoints unless it has to do with National security.
Then therre's always the possibility they're drunk to boot. There are more contradictions in this one sentence that in a typical Kerry speech.
And it seems to me he's running for some state office right now. Let me think. Oh, yeah. Attorney General.
I just don't understand. Is there an alternate definition to illegal that I haven't came across? Wouldn't a city/county/state want to capture illegal immigrants? Especially CA where money is tight and illegal immigrants are major reason for it.
Maybe I should enroll at Berkley and let them inform about why stopping the DUI checkpoints makes sense for everyone.
I clicked the link and it doesn't go to the onion.
If they're here illegally, they AREN'T obeying the law!
i think it's time to cut off oakland and detach it from the US.
"What's his name again? Oh, yeah. Jerry Brown."
J. Moonbeam Brown may be a left wingnut - however he is one of the few honest and trustworthy public trough feeders around.
I don't agree with him often but I do respect him.
City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente on the other hand is a classical case of "the problem". (if investigated would probably have cookie jar hands)
City Councilmember Larry Reid on the other hand seems to have his priorities right. I'm going to give his office a call in the AM and let them know he is appreciated.
Oakland resident off and on since '42 -
I'd be r-e-a-l careful about using that word that sounds sort of like another word that is "hate speech" unless uttered in a rap song or under similar circumstances. Remember the poor DC employee who lost his job for telling his staff that they would have to be more "niggardly" in dispensing city aid to the poor.
Haw, HAw HaW, hAw , haw! These illegals don't have any money to get , and they can cause the cops a world of shit. Why don't they set in amsush outside of bars and restaurants again and stop spooking the herd.
"sherrifs dept are a bunch of sissies"
Yo! Watch it! Our Alameda County Sheriff (that's one r and two f's) and his troops are far from sissies.
Sheriff Plummer is an astute law enforcement officer and knows his way around politically as well.
Our local OPD cops are great troops also.
Problem is they take their marching orders from voter sensitive public trough feeders.
And no badmouthing of SF cops either. The city may be off the charts - but the cops are cool and professional.
If there is Racial Profiling
Could there not also be Racial Favoritism ?
I mean we all know the only human beings on earththat are racist are White Christian Males so don't that mean that any other color than white has favoritism on it's side ?
How are we supposed to veiw this Ignorance you can make all the laws you want against anything you want but scream racial profiling and your free as a bird to do it again and again but if a white man even mentions racial profiling hes laughed out of the courtroom in chains and the key is thrown away.
In fact this reply may be removed just for mentioning everything im saying because someones feeeeeeeeelings might get stepped on .
BOOOOO HOOOOOOO .
I hate racism every aspect of it is vile no matter what color you are or what youve been taught your skin color is not you your character is YOU i have freinds in a multitude of countrys and a multitude of colors and i have never judged what they do by what color they are it just makes no damn sense !
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