Skip to comments.With illegal immigrants in mind, LAPD to change impound rules
Posted on 12/14/2011 3:03:01 AM PST by moonshinner_09
Unlicensed drivers without prior convictions would be given the chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded under new rules outlined Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The proposed changes to the impound procedures are a potentially explosive issue because LAPD Chief Charlie Beck designed the reforms to remedy what he believes is the unfair burden that impounds place on illegal immigrants. Since immigrants who are in the country illegally cannot get driver's licenses in California and most other states, they make up the majority of the drivers who have their cars impounded for the infraction.
Beck contends that the hundreds of dollars in fees and fines that must be paid to retrieve an impounded car and the disruption to illegal immigrants' often tenuous hold on jobs deal a disproportionate blow to people "who are a valuable asset to our community and who have very limited resources."
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They going to do the same for citizens?
I keep looking for the “satire” notation.
..it’s the LA TIMES...no satire
Actually, they will impound the citizens' cars and, if not reclaimed by payment of the exorbitant fees, sell them to the illegals...
It’s an unfair burden because when illegals are stopped for a violation and they don’t have drivers licenses because the state doesn’t issue licenses to illegals?
This is more pro-illegal idiocy.
That’s like saying they would be law abiding citizens but for the unfortunate fact that they are law breakers.
LA reforms will remedy the unfair burden that car impounds place on illegal immigrants?
Goodness gracious, I do hope these “impoverished” illegals have enough faked/forged identities (which they buy from document brokers for several thousand dollars each)......over and above the id’s they commiitted crimes with.
I’m curious: just what group of voters does this kind of pandering to illegals attract? I suspect the answer is Berkeley liberals rather than legal immigrants.
Seems to me that if a Peace officer REFUSES to enforce “State” law, which by the way, NO CITY in America has the right to supersede STATE LAW, In the event of Injury or Death as a Direct Result of a Peace Office Refusing to ENFORCE STATE LAW, should make that Peace Officer PERSONALLY LIABLE for any and all damages as a result of his or her Deliberate Violation of State Law.
LA reforms will remedy the unfair burden that car impounds place on illegal immigrants?My head is going to explode.
(good thing I have some work to do today and scoot off around 8:00am CST. I can't take this bowing to Illegal crap any longer)
If they don’t have a license , it’s a pretty sure certainty they don’t have insurance.
Now : These people aren’t as stupid as they look.
No license, No Insurance, and a chace of having you vehicle towed or impounded-—what kind of car would you buy?
A POS death trap, uninspected junker with no brakes, and worn out tires.
Doesn’t putting armed robbers in prison place an unfair burden on those engaging in that profession to redistribute wealth? Is that the next thing to phase out in LA?
Somebody saw off Kalifornistan, and shove it out into the Pacific.
“Somebody saw off Kalifornistan, and shove it out into the Pacific”
Reminds me of Lex Luthor’s plan in Superman!
Sound to me like Beck is committing open treason.
Lawbreakers spend more time in jail than honest folks, and it just ain’t fair...
One area I worked in had a lot of illegal aliens. Our rule was the same for everyone. If you had no license, no proof you owned the car it got towed. The illegals really got hammered as they never had a license or any ID, nor did they have proof of ownership.
Tough titty said the kitty when the milk ran dry.
Beck is a traitor. He should be arrested. The LAPD union is right on the money.
An illegal must commit another illegal act (speeding, reckless driving, drunk-driving or some other infraction)to be pulled over to have their cars placed in a position to be impounded due to other illegal acts such as being unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured, etc.
If illegals are disproportionately affected by impounds, could it possibly be as a result of disproportionate infractions of driving laws by illegals?
If that is the case, why is LA so anxious to put legal citizens at risk and allow them to keep their cars?