Skip to comments.1,021 drivers stopped at Burbank DUI checkpoint; 0 were drunk
Posted on 06/04/2013 5:00:23 AM PDT by relictele
A sobriety checkpoint in Burbank on Saturday that screened 1,021 drivers yielded zero arrests, police reported.
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The key figure - beyond the zero arrest rate - is the $31,500. Government and its sympathizers think 'grant' sounds better and more altruistic than 'handout' or 'kickback.' But zero arrests mean zero fines - so the cash is strictly to cover police overtime for these exercises in East German nostalgia.
?????...sounds like a Mexican bribe stop.
Back in my drunk driving days, I would have never been caught in a checkpoint because I avoided main roads.
So it worked.
If it keeps illegals off the road, I’m for it. Most DUI checkpoints are a boon around here but they don’t do them often because it results in too many Mexican getting arrested
It’s like the TSA — they don’t necessarily want to find anyone who is misbehaving; they just want to let the law-abiding citizens know that they are being watched and that the government could crush them at any time, so you best be a good sheep and do as you are told.
Correlation, not causation. Schoolboy error.
You apparently haven't paid attention to the coverage of mobile phone users warning each other of such checkpoints which also contributes to their futility and has the fine-addicted 'authorities' hopping mad.
But those are just details. Are there any other Constitutional rights you'd like to dispose of? It's more efficient to do it all at once.
No test for drugs, hallucinogens or marijuana were administered.
I would report the police stop on my free waze app (Iphone) so others using it while driving can just find a road around it. Maybe take a picture or two also.
Beward that holding any device while driving in CA is illegal.
Amazing that crime cesspool (craphole) Van Nuys is just a few miles away from Burbank and where is the police stop?
Look for authoritative figures to hem and haw in a while that this isn't possible, or wouldn't happen, then watch it occur regularly a couple years down the road.
Remember Seat Belt Laws. Gutless excrement feeders (Politicians) swore to high heaven you would never be able to be pulled over just for that, and a few years later that happened.
I guess Lindsey Lohan wasn’t driving that night?
The fact that none were found is merely proof that they need to expand the operation.
Yup; those were the days! NOT! (How did I manage to live through them?)
You know I was in Chile and Argentina back in the 1990’s They did alot of DUI stops. “Your papers and your registration please.” Hmmm
The check-points closed up at closing time, 2:00 am.
After all, we all know that Canadians are constantly sneaking across the border to work as landscapers, hotel maids, dishwashers, and other similar occupations. That's why French is becoming a common language in many industries across America.
Yep...so turn in those guns...if if it saves just one little kid...it’s worth it. Screw that 2nd amendment!
Find drivers license in the Constitution. You can’t because it isn’t a right. And a checkpoint doesn’t take anyway anything. You are just waving the bloody shirt with the ridiculous gun analogy.
You don’t have the right to come into the country illegally and kill us by driving drunk.
Cops in my county just outside of NYC spent their time last week checking to see if motorists had their seat belts on.
The first two times they stopped my car at an expressway off ramp, and I did have my seat belt on. The third time they stopped my car, it was two blocks from my house and right before I was about to buckle up. They gave me a $130 ticket.
Isnt government great.
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