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 !
duh!!!National Security, what a concept!!!
This country has gone completly off the hook insane ..Nothing makes sense anymore.I have ot go to bed I think ..I've had it
gee, don't you think having ILLEGALS running around freely is against our "NATIONAL SECURITY"?---WHAT A DEETZ
get another glass I'll join you ..
Get me out of here. The inmates have taken over the asylum..
What exactly is Fuentes point?
A Geography lesson is in order for you. The border is a few miles south. (Find a friend with a map).
I agree that it is insane to stop this because the illegals have complained. However, I am real leary of giving the police the power to stop and arrest people without cause.
So if I get pulled over for boozin' and cruisin', BUT I HAVE a license, citizenship, proof of insurance, and my car is up to date on inspections, then they should just let me go. I may be driving drunk, but I'm otherwise obeying the law.
By the way, Amen, Sharkhawk.
This is not just PC law enforcement run a mock, this is far more sinister as these Hispanic activists are being coached by the Mexican government, and they must they we have nothing but a bunch of keystone cops !
Consulate sends message on rumors
TheThe Mexican Consulate in Denver began receiving reports about citywide raids during the Fourth of July weekend. That was the same time the Colorado Springs Police Department set up DUI checkpoints.
The Mexican Consulate in Denver sent out letters in an attempt to quell rumors and calm Hispanics worried that immigration officials are rounding up illegal immigrants in Colorado Springs.
In the letter, the consulate asked the public to inform the office of concrete examples of any immigration roundup so they can investigate.
Oh that's a keeper.
You know these sobriety checks make life miserable for drunk drivers, too. LOL.
The border is a few miles south of OAKLAND? You must be refering to the Taco Bell your friend works at.
A joke. No, they're here to be a burden on our society, to take jobs from Americans, to depress wages locally and on and on. But The Corporate types want them here as a substitute for slaves. So, the Politicians and cops bend over. Shadowrun.
City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente and Police Chief Richard Word must be the girlie men that Arnold has been talking about lately. This Police Chief is a sissy. I feel sorry for the police officers that have to work for him. They can't even do their job because of the political cowardness of the Chief Richard Word.
Seems to me the easist thing for the Police Chief of Oakland to do is to continue the DUI checkpoints but issue a directive to his officers that no drunk Mexicans are to be detained.
That should solve the problem.
>>Get me out of here. The inmates have taken over the asylum..
Where ya goin'? Can I come too?
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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...
Your comments made me snigger.
Yeah, and stop posing as young girls on the internet. You're catching too many pedophiles.
Good ol' Mayor MoonBeam! And if he gets elected AG in '06, he'll probably free all the illegals in prison too if he had his way.
Onto cabo san lucas.. woohooo!!!
First of all, if I lived in Oakland I'd probably be drawn to the bottle as well.
Seriously, isn't this, in fact, a reason to expand the checkpoints and dualize their purpose? If this is proven an effective tool to get illegal aliens out of the country, and California is suffering from paralyzing budget woes, why not get the INS involved and broaden and coordinate this effort?
Seems like common sense, but then what do I know?
It shouldn't take long to find out that answer.
What a disgusting display by MoonBeam and his city to allow this to happen. What in God's good name are they thinking?