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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Give Driverís Licenses To Illegal Immigrants
CBS) ^ | February 22, 2012 3:55 PM

Posted on 02/22/2012 4:59:09 PM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license, Beck told a group of Los Angeles Times’ reporters and editorial writers.

“The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of California – over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem on iota, haven’t reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses. So we have to look at what we’re doing,” Beck told the group. “When something doesn’t work over and over and over again, my view is that you should reexamine it to see if there is another way that makes more sense.”

Beck believes issuing licenses to illegal immigrants would improve safety on California roads and would, for example, reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents because illegal immigrant drivers would not have fear being caught without a license at accidents, according to the Times.

Beck has in recent months pushed to make a controversial change to the LAPD’s vehicle impound rules for unlicensed drivers. The policy now calls for the car of an unlicensed driver to be impounded, but Beck wants unlicensed drivers with a clean record to be able to call another driver with a license, who would then be allowed to drive the car away.

The impound policy as it currently stands and the resulting fees and fines are an unfair burden on illegal immigrants, Beck has said.

The proposed policy change has been under increasing fire in the wake of at least two fatal accidents involving unlicensed drivers.

In February, three women died after the sport utility vehicle they were in slammed into a tree in South LA. The driver, Tenina M. Calhoun of Moreno Valley, was cited just a month prior by the California Highway Patrol for driving without a license, but her vehicle was not impounded.

Another woman was killed last month in a hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights. Police said the driver, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was unlicensed.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderslanguage; culture; invasion; lapd; losangeles; mexiconorte
The enemy within.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 4:59:14 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
"...reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents because illegal immigrant drivers would not have fear being caught without a license at accidents"

...spoken like a man who could care less when some drunk illegal runs down an American citizen. HIS EMAIL SHOULD BE FLOODED EVERY TIME A CITIZEN IS KILLED IN LA, ALONG WITH THE MAYORS

2 posted on 02/22/2012 5:10:01 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: BenLurkin

Why anybody would bother coming here legally is beyond me. What does it get you except a lot of red tape that you could easily avoid by simply walking across the Mexican border?


3 posted on 02/22/2012 5:13:47 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin

Yo Chucky! You’re supposed to be a freakin’ cop! What part of ILLEGAL alien don’t you understand?!


4 posted on 02/22/2012 5:14:10 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Doogle

Well, color me confused. This dweeb wants to give illegals a license and here in IL our last Republican governor is still in jail for doing the same thing. Of course, he was charging them a lot of money for them, but still he did the same thing. So will the LA police chief end up in jail too or will it be OK in Liberal-Land?


5 posted on 02/22/2012 5:15:40 PM PST by RonInNaples
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To: BenLurkin

C’mon y’all! Where’s your heart?
They SHOULD be given drivers licenses. MEXICAN DRIVERS LICENSES!!!


6 posted on 02/22/2012 5:17:09 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Doogle

They haven’t been able to stop illegals from driving, so this dipstick says make them all Drive legal and the problem is solved.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 5:27:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin
The chief becomes one of the most prominent local figures criminal conspirators to support the idea...
8 posted on 02/22/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: BenLurkin
“The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of California – over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem on iota, haven’t reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses.

The reality really is that CA has done nothing over the last 14-16 years to curb illegals. Their policies actually encourage the illegals.

9 posted on 02/22/2012 5:32:25 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: BenLurkin
“The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of California – over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem on iota...

With that kind of logic, why not just hand out pot to dopers?

10 posted on 02/22/2012 5:55:59 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: umgud
Their policies actually encourage the illegals.

Goes double for Los Angeles and the LAPD.

11 posted on 02/22/2012 6:06:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

What part of 2 years on the state farm or road gang does this idiot not understand? Betcha the incidents of illegals even coming to this country would dry up let alone driving if they didn’t get off so easy.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 6:11:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: BenLurkin
The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license...

Will we pay for their insurance too?

13 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:27 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

With that kind of logic, why not just hand out pot to dopers?


Well, we give out free food, free housing, free medical,free cell phones, working on free high speed internet which will mean free new computers, give everyone a drivers license and they will start demanding auto insurance and new cars.

Is this a great country or what.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:24 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: BenLurkin
The impound policy as it currently stands and the resulting fees and fines are an unfair burden on illegal immigrants, Beck has said.

Well he should just have them all move in with him. He can probably afford it.

15 posted on 02/22/2012 6:31:44 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: BenLurkin
come on earthquake break this state off from the rest of the country.
16 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:41 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: BenLurkin

Driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants, valid in southbound lanes only.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:33 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Let's roll on this gunwalking thing already! NRA <BCC><)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yo Chucky! You’re supposed to be a freakin’ cop! What part of ILLEGAL alien don’t you understand?!

Hell, he doesn't even have the balls to use the term "illegal alien", much less enforce the law.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 7:23:54 PM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: BenLurkin

The late, great state of California.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: BenLurkin

You know what I have a lot of respect for other states that require a birtcertificate for a DL no matter what state yo come from. Hats off to AZ, GA, AL, for making the law that they did, unfortunate in Calif we want to reward bad behavior. Calif has become a safe haven for illegals to run to because they will not get away with being illegal in other states. Giving illegals DL will not change a thing and this LEO needs to enforce the law not more bad policy’s.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:41 PM PST by Collegebratt5
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To: BenLurkin

Memo to California: Give POLICE BADGES TO PEOPLE WHO ENFORCE THE LAW.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 11:43:24 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: BenLurkin

Cops are union workers too. Anything to cut down on work while earning more money.


22 posted on 03/24/2012 7:00:16 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: BenLurkin

Let’s just cut the chase and give the illegals California.

They can take Pelosi, Boxer, Tom Hanks and the rest with it....


23 posted on 03/24/2012 8:49:13 PM PDT by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Mike Darancette
Will we pay for their insurance too?

Yes, but if the illegal provisional license holder does not cause any fatalities or drunk driving related deaths over the course of 9 years, your rates might decrease. But might also increase, depending on how many tickets the illegals get in your zip code.

24 posted on 03/24/2012 10:13:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

The list is getting longer every day.........


25 posted on 03/24/2012 10:36:32 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: BenLurkin

There was a time when the LAPD and the LA Police Commission was separate political entity from the city. Now its part of the political Downtown “politically correct” politics since the Rodney King beating.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 10:58:07 PM PDT by U-238
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To: BenLurkin

It should also make it easier for illegal aliens to vote for Democrats. Why didn’t he say that?


27 posted on 03/25/2012 11:41:43 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: BenLurkin
The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license, Beck told a group of Los Angeles Times’ reporters and editorial writers.

A difference in licenses will allow the insurance companies to charge illegals way more legals. IOW: either illegals will not buy insurance or the government will subsidize them.

28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:45:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: BenLurkin

I agree with this if the purpose is to allow them to head south and drive back home where they belong.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 9:22:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, the election is around the corner and the illegals need lead time to get registered to vote.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 5:28:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: BenLurkin
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

Nah, don't have to. Just come to NM and you can get one and then go back to CA.

Republican governor Martinez has tried each of her two years in office to repeal the law instituted under corrupt former Gov. Richardson, but the Dems in the NM state senate have blocked it (the NM House has passed it both years).

31 posted on 03/26/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: The Etch A Sketch Candidate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6NArPUFLRI)
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To: BenLurkin

> LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

Of course!

It will make it easier for them to vote demonRAT.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 10:57:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RonInNaples

There really isn’t any mystery with his behavior and wants. He’s a police chief who knows in his heart his responsibility to protect and serve is defeated. He has a job in a corrupt California Government and he is trying to make his job easier, that’s all. He’s waiting out his pension.

Licensing illegal Mexicans won’t solve anything except make it easier for them. They still won’t get insurance, nor will it stopping the worst among the (those at the lower illegal alien strata) from driving drunk. It won’t stop a damned thing - except that this measure will make it look like authorities and government are trying to do something....nothing but Kabuki theater here. That state is done - over - gone - kaput.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 11:06:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BenLurkin

IF an illegal with a driver’s license from the Los Angeles area, much less California as a whole, were to be involved with ME in an accident, I would sue Beck & the Calif Legislature out of everything they own.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 12:34:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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