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  • Court Rules New York May Not Issue Pro-Life License Plate

    05/26/2015 1:39:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 26, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Pro-adoption organizations should have the same speech rights as any other organization, said the attorney representing a group whose pro-life license plate has been denied for the past 13 or 14 years in New York. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday reversed a lower court ruling ordering the state to let an adoption advocacy group put the words "Choose Life" on its own plates. By a 2-1 vote, the court said the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles had "broad discretion" to decide which plates to permit, and did not violate the First Amendment free speech rights...
  • A 'Privileged Cracker' Visits the California DMV

    03/21/2015 10:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2015 | Theo Willem
    The other day I received a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) instructing me to renew my driver’s license in person. The letter stated I was required to take a vision test and a new photo. The letter also provided me with a phone number to schedule an appointment. When I called the number, the representative told me that the next available appointment to visit my local DMV was 8 weeks later, well beyond the expiration date of my driver’s license. The representative explained it was due to undocumented immigrants, what we used to call illegal aliens,...
  • Oregon will now register you to vote whether you want to or not, you peasant

    03/17/2015 9:30:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So I’m guessing this was supposed to be good news, right? In Oregon, you will now be registered to vote pretty much automatically whenever you have any interaction with the DMV. That’s the new initiative being signed into law by newly inducted Governor Kate Brown (the nation’s first openly bisexual Governor!) and considered to be her first signature piece of legislation. Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor...
  • CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

    01/04/2015 11:53:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Many illegal immigrants at a Northern California DMV reportedly were failing the written exam when applying for driver’s licenses on Friday. Under the AB 60 law that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed in 2013 and took effect at the start of 2015, illegal immigrants were able to apply for driver’s licenses on Friday. And nearly 1.4 illegal immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in California in the next three years. At a DMV in south Sacramento, Veronica Oropeza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant who has reportedly been driving without a license for six years, reportedly failed her written exam twice....
  • 524 Non-Citizens Received Regular Colorado Driver’s Licenses, DMV Says (illegal aliens )

    09/12/2014 3:43:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS4 ^ | September 12, 2014
    Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, including some illegal immigrants, CBS4 has learned. The licenses look like those given to state residents. The DMV blamed a software problem at a contractor, who is working with DMV to retrieve the licenses and re-issue correct IDs. ... When the DMV announced it would issue appointments to non-citizens to receive licenses, calls and online orders deluged its offices. Tens of thousands reportedly contacted the DMV to register ... RELATED: Non-Citizen Driver’s Licenses Bogging Down Colorado DMV. Those in the country illegally or without a Social...
  • Federal discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of gender non-conforming teen forced....

    09/03/2014 12:46:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mail online ^ | Jessica Jerreat and Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    FULL TITLE: Federal discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of gender non-conforming teen forced by DMV to remove his makeup for driver's license photo A 16-year-old South Carolinian is suing the state's Department of Motor Vehicles for not allowing him to wear makeup for a driver's license photo. Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears eye shadow and eyeliner, and either androgynous or women's clothing. The teen does not identify with gender-specific pronouns. Culpepper told reporters Tuesday that being ordered by officials to remove what they called a ‘disguise’ was humiliating. The lawsuit filed on Culpepper’s behalf by the Transgender...
  • Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail written driver’s test at 80% rate

    07/15/2014 6:25:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Crystal Hill
    Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver’s licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials. The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional driver’s licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee. In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the District’s “limited-purpose license.” The first available date for an...
  • 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

    07/11/2014 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014
    No, the United States isn’t trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.” The agency realized the error when it began receiving calls from bewildered relatives last week. Chuck Huey, 73, of Kingston, said he got a notice addressed to his late grandfather Bert Huey, a World War I veteran who was born...
  • Mother of gender non-conforming teenager says son was devastated when DMV banned make up

    06/17/2014 5:08:13 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 48 replies ^ | June 16, 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    A gender non-conforming teenager from South Carolina is demanding to have a driver's license retaken after DMV staff barred him from wearing make up. Chase Culpepper claims DMV staff said the make up should be removed because the teenager didn't look like how a boy should. The 16-year-old, who wears androgynous clothing and make up, agreed to the staff's demands to get a license, but now wants to have the photo redone. Chase says staff claimed that DMV rules stated that the photo needed to show the person as they appear normally, and banned pictures taken in 'disguise'. 'This is...
  • DMV bribes put unsafe drivers on streets (and illegals too)

    06/15/2014 7:22:39 AM PDT · by BAW · 24 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 14, 2014 | Kristina Davis
    SAN DIEGO — It wasn’t long after the new manager started her job at the El Cajon branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles that she noticed something was wrong. The passing scores for driver tests just weren’t adding up. The written test and the driving test aren’t usually given the same day. So how could drivers be passing both tests just minutes apart? It turns out they weren’t. Many of those drivers hadn’t even taken the tests. Her suspicions launched an FBI probe that revealed a corruption scheme that peddled more than 100 fraudulent driver’s licenses for bribes to...
  • California Opening New DMV Office -- For Illegal Aliens ONLY

    03/27/2014 5:56:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-27-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News In addition to attempted arms trafficking with Muslim terrorists, another priority of arrested California Senator Leland Yee was passing all manner of legislation to help illegal aliens -- perhaps because hundreds of thousands of Chinese illegals live in California, with untold numbers in his district. Yee co-authored legislation which stopped local police from turning over illegal aliens to ICE, and granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. California also passed legislation to give in-state tuition and hand $5 million in financial aid to illegals -- at the same time they are slashing aid to...
  • California to open facilities for ONLY illegal immigrants’ driver’s licenses

    03/27/2014 4:14:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is setting up new facilities to process driver’s license applications for illegal immigrants alone. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill, AB 60, which will allow illegal immigrants to obtain the documents beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The bill was signed along with a number of others laws seen as favorable to undocumented immigrants. As part of the driver’s license application process, immigrants will have to acknowledge that they are undocumented. But AB 60 protects applicants from criminal prosecution. The measure will provide an avenue for the state’s three to four million...
  • California DMV Says no Evidence of Computer System Breach

    03/23/2014 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/22/14
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Saturday said there is no evidence showing a direct breach of its computer system but it would open an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." Earlier Saturday, security blogger Brian Krebs reported that banks in California and elsewhere were alerted by MasterCard about compromised cards that had all been used for online transactions at the California DMV. The agency said it would pursue its investigation in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement.
  • Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Due to Obamacare in Washington (Not-A-Death-Panel Death Panels)

    02/01/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-31-14 | Daniel Halper
    "Administrators at Seattle Children's today said they predicted this would happen, and it's even worse than they expected," says the local news anchor. "Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange. Children's filed request on behalf of 125 of their patients. Of those, they say they got only 20 responses, eight of which were denials. Dr. Sandy Melzer says all this comes after reassurances of certain unique specialty cases would still be covered."
  • Trial Set To Begin For Church Members Arrested While Reading Bible At DMV

    08/05/2013 1:56:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | August 5, 2013 11:48 AM
    RIVERSIDE ( — Two Hemet church members who were arrested while reading the Bible outside a DMV office were expected to be in court when their trial begins Monday. Brett Anthony Coronado, 42, of Reconciled Christian Fellowship in Hemet, and Mark Allen Mackey, 59, a Calvary Chapel Hemet church elder, visited the DMV at 1200 S. State Street on Feb. 2, 2011, before business hours and began to read passages from the Bible. After a security guard approached Mackey and instructed him to leave the premises, the men continued reading, claiming their First Amendment rights protected their actions and that...
  • Why you Should Give up Your Car and Driver’s License When Moving out of State (Part I)

    07/31/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT · by InHisService · 67 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    After living in Ohio for almost nine months, I decided to finally get around to changing my PA driver’s license, registration and plates changed over to Ohio. I pretty much just thought I’d walk into the BMV – that’s what it’s called here – Bureau of Motor Vehicles – and get it all done on the spot. This was not to be. A friend who I was complaining to about this process said all of that changed after 9/11. This is why, when you move out of state, (and I strongly do not recommend it) you need to give up...
  • * Images of the burned car owned by Katherine Smith * alternate title: How Arabs Kill Witnesses

    02/15/2002 7:43:26 AM PST · by Registered · 84 replies · 1,189+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 02.15.02 | AP
    The burned car of Katherine Smith sits in a garage at the FBI office Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, in Memphis, Tenn. Smith, 49, a Tennessee state employee, charged in a scheme with five Middle Eastern men to sell fraudulent Tennessee driver's licenses, died Sunday in a fiery car crash the day before her first court appearance. Her badly burned body was discovered Sunday in a rural Tennessee County. FBI agent J. Suzanne Nash testified Wednesday that witnesses told investigators they "noticed flames from the back seat" before Smith's car struck a pole. The agent added that the gas tank ...
  • Illegal immigrants victimized in ID scam

    08/17/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    A group of undocumented immigrants desperate for US documentation were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Collier County Sheriff's investigators are now looking for a man they believe posed as a DMV worker, promising to get the group Florida ID's. NBC2 spoke exclusively with one of the victims, Irelda Sanchez. She says a man who said his name is Alex Martinez solicited illegal immigrants at a flea market in LaBelle. A group of eight people believed him and met Martinez at the DMV on Airport Pulling Road in Naples. "I thought he was legit," said Sanchez. "He came out of...
  • Calif. DMV will issue licenses to some here illegally

    08/17/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 19 replies
    Union Tribune - San Diego ^ | 8-17-12 | Union Tribune - San Diego
    SACRAMENTO — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will start issuing driver’s licenses to those here illegally who qualify for President Obama’s two-year stay of deportation, potentially reigniting political battles in the state Capitol over undocumented immigrants. “We’re not changing the law. We’re not bending the rules,” said Armando Botello, a DMV spokesman. Botello said state law allows DMV to grant driver’s licenses to those who have what’s called an “employment authorization document.” “It’s one of the documents accepted for years as proof of legal presence. We will accept that,” Botello said. Botello said DMV did not consider the political controversy...
  • California 9/11 Fund Raided for Deficits (Governor Brown Perpetrates Legalized Embezzlement)

    05/30/2012 9:51:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    AP Exclusive ^ | May 30, 2012 | HANNAH DREIER
    AP Exclusive: Calif. 9/11 fund raided for deficits SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: Specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, "We Will Never Forget." Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority — 85 percent — was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. But a review by The Associated Press of the $15 million...
  • The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories

    05/09/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    JALOPNIK ^ | May 7, 2012 | Raphael Orlove
    The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories There is a dark side to driving in the US, and it is known as the DMV. Listen to these ten tales of woe from Jalopnik readers and you'll get a taste of American bureaucracy at its worst. 10.) Counterfeiters get Mustang GTs Suggested By: frankiepoops What happened: Worst experience that I ever had was when the NY DMV decided that my title for my 1996 green Mustang was counterfeit, not the first time I registered it, but when I went back to put it back on the road after parking it for a...
  • Pastor Arrested For Reading The Bible In Front Of A DMV

    03/30/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | 3/30/2012 |
    In California, a pastor was arrested for reading the bible aloud outside a DMV. The justification for the arrest was that while his free speech in reading the bible is protected, he was impeding business at the DMV and forcing people at the DMV to listen to his speech. Which seems like a bit of a stretch. He was standing 50 feet away from the entrance to the DMV, and certainly wasn’t blocking anyone from entering, but he was on public property so it wasn’t like he was trespassing either. What’s more, the DMV was closed at the time of...
  • Two Christians Prosecuted for Reading the Bible in Public

    03/29/2012 4:20:27 PM PDT · by sreastman · 36 replies
    Faith issues ^ | 3/29/2012 | Christian Newswire
    Two Christians Prosecuted for Reading the Bible in Public Faith Issues/Christian Newswire Yesterday, a trial court in Riverside County, California, heard arguments why the prosecution's case should be dismissed in the case of People v. Brett Coronado. Advocates for Faith & Freedom are defending Pastor Brett Coronado and Mark Mackey on misdemeanor charges after they were arrested in front of a California DMV while Mr. Mackey was reading the Bible out loud. The incident took place on February 2, 2011, in front of a group waiting for the DMV to open for business. This case has generated national news, such...
  • Man defrauds Indiana BMV helping illegal immigrants

    02/15/2012 4:28:23 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    ABC 57 News ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | Jason Aubry
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An illegal immigrant gets 33 months behind bars for helping others like him get registration and plates for their vehicles. Paulino Ascencion-Apolino, 23, used a loophole that allows people to get vehicle registration without having to provide a valid social security number. Because businesses don’t have social security numbers, Indiana allows them to use an IRS provided Employer Identification Number (EIN) instead. The IRS allows that EIN to be assigned to people with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). That number is something the IRS typically issues people who do not have or are not eligible to...
  • Washington (D.C.) DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testing

    11/28/2011 5:48:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/24/11
    Washington DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testingNovember 24, 2011 | Associated Press WASHINGTON - At one Department of Motor Vehicles office in the nation’s capital, motorists can get a driver’s license, temporary tags, and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test. In a city with one of the highest percentages of residents living with HIV or AIDS, health officials have now test-driven the in-DMV testing and are finding that it works. More than 5,000 people have been screened and gotten results while they wait. Now officials are expanding the program, offering testing at an office where Washington residents...
  • (CT) DMV Warns of Long Lines for New License

    10/04/2011 10:41:27 AM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    The DMV is warning residents about extra long lines this week as the state rolls out the new SelectCT ID program. DMV Commissioner Melody Currey says people should plan to wait an extra 15-20 minutes longer than usual. "More people turned out at Triple A offices across the state Monday than expected. Nearly 80% of people wanted the new license with gold star. We had expected only about 30%, maybe even 40, but certainly not 80," said Currey. Beginning Monday, Connecticut residents will have decide whether to take an extra step and have their identity verified when they renew their...
  • DMV worker, others indicted in fake license scheme

    08/25/2011 7:48:39 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 23 Aug 2011 | John Ellis
    "Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested more than a dozen people who they say were part of an elaborate scheme based out of a Fresno DMV office to issue commercial driver's licenses to people who didn't pass the required tests."
  • OMG... California's DMV ... Gets a Reality TV Show?

    08/13/2011 4:01:28 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 20 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 8-13-11 | cakid1
    Just when you thought you'd seen it all on reality TV shows, along comes: * California DMV: Field Offices No I'm not making this up. Can you imagine what the show will be like? Long lines, short tempers - bad attitudes? Apparently it will be formatted along the lines of Ice Road Truckers .. Deadliest Catch etc. So who's behind this one? Published reports say Entertainment Weekly has and TruTV are working on four episodes of: * California DMV: Field Offices
  • Nevada man sues DMV over rejection of ‘GOPALIN’ license plate

    07/18/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 31 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 18, 2011 | Jackie Valley
    A Nevada man has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles alleging his rights were violated when he says the state denied his requests for personalized license plates with conservative political themes. James Linlor, a Douglas County resident, filed the complaint July 15 in U.S. District Court in Nevada. A state official said the plate eventually was issued late last year. The complaint alleges Linlor requested a personalized license plate of “GOPALIN” in 2009 and 2010, but the DMV denied his applications, stating the request was "vulgar or obscene or expressing superiority of political affiliation." Linlor says...
  • Nevada man sues DMV over rejection of ‘GOPALIN’ license plate

    07/18/2011 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 43 replies ^ | July 18,2011 | Jackie Valley
    A Nevada man has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles alleging his rights were violated when he says the state denied his requests for personalized license plates with conservative political themes. James Linlor, a Douglas County resident, filed the complaint July 15 in U.S. District Court in Nevada. A state official said the plate eventually was issued late last year. The complaint alleges Linlor requested a personalized license plate of “GOPALIN” in 2009 and 2010
  • Caught in a Dragnet (Driver Sues DMV For Revoking License Due To Faulty Face Recognition Software)

    07/18/2011 1:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2011 | Meghan E Irons
    John H. Gass hadn’t had a traffic ticket in years, so the Natick resident was surprised this spring when he received a letter from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles informing him to cease driving because his license had been revoked. “I was shocked,’’ Gass said in a recent interview. “As far as I was concerned, I had done nothing wrong.’’ After frantic calls and a hearing with Registry officials, Gass learned the problem: An antiterrorism computerized facial recognition system that scans a database of millions of state driver’s license images had picked his as a possible fraud. It turned...
  • (CT) DMV closures mean more wait time

    07/15/2011 10:37:30 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Old Saybrook, Conn. - The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner says Gov. Dannel Malloy's budget cuts will add 20 to 30 minutes to customers' time waiting in line because of layoffs and branch closings. Commissioner Melody Currey says the department aims to maintain the core services it provides but there will definitely be an effect on customers. She told reporters more options will be provided for conducting transactions online to help ease the crunch in the remaining branches. She said Friday the department is laying off 123 people and eliminating 28 vacant positions.
  • Reno DMV still expediting OC'ers. (NV)

    07/04/2011 5:45:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 1 July, 2011 | Felid`Maximus
    Wednesday I had to go to the DMV again. Unusually for me, I was dressed in black slacks, a white shirt, and a tie, because that is the way I needed to dress for school and work later in the day. (The last few times I went to the DMV I was dressed casually, but the reaction was similar.) I came with my forms printed and filled out ahead of time, and stood in line to get a number. The security officer was walking by right as I got there, and immediately asked what I had, so I told him...
  • (CT) DMV Fees Increasing on July 1

    06/30/2011 10:12:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The state's fiscal woes are about to hit motorists right in their wallets. Effective July 1, several Department of Motor Vehicles fees will increase and a number of new laws will be on the books. The changes, all results of legislative action during the recent session of the General Assembly, cover a wide variety of services and responsibilities that DMV provides to the public. “These fee increases are modest and are part of the shared sacrifice needed to help resolve the state’s budget issues,” DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said. Currey also said that the law changes are part of...
  • Man Arrested Outside Calif. DMV for Reading His Bible Out Loud

    04/28/2011 9:44:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 135 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 28 Apr 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    When Mark Mackey, a member of the local Calvary Chapel, showed up to the DMV office in Hemet, CA on February 2, he had a goal: read the Bible and introduce those waiting in line to the “gospel of Jesus Christ.” And for about 15 minutes he was successful. That is until a California Highway Patrolman took the Bible from his hands, arrested him, and told him he was guilty of preaching to a “captive audience.” And it was all caught on video: According to reports, Mackey wasn’t the only one arrested. Pastor Brett Coronado and Edmond Flores, Jr., who...
  • Dysfunction at the DMV

    02/25/2011 9:14:33 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    We all expect to wait when we head to the Department of Motor Vehicles, but one group of residents is waiting at least 5 months for a crucial piece of paper. "It almost feels like you're being held hostage. There's nothing you can do. You just have to wait for the state of Connecticut to get around to processing your title. They can't even give you a guesstimate on how long you'll wait!" said Cheryl Bragoni, of East Granby. Employees handling your car titles are stuck in a paper pileup. Bragoni applied for a title last November and is still...
  • Florida DMV Issuing Fake Drivers Licenses

    02/07/2011 6:31:41 AM PST · by magna carta · 25 replies ^ | 12-11-09 | Dave Gibson
    Police say that at least seven employees at the state license bureau in Delray Beach have been taking bribes to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens. The scam allegedly put drivers licenses in the hands more than 1,500 illegal aliens. On Thursday, police in Palm Beach arrested Willy Adam, 52, and charged him with five counts of unlawful compensation to reward official behavior, and two counts of conspiracy, both felonies. At his arraignment, Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Alan Johnson, told Judge Ted S. Booras that Adam is not a U.S. citizen and presents a flight risk. He is...
  • I Fought The DMV To Keep The World's Greatest License Plate

    01/10/2011 5:18:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 1/10/2011
    This is Garth Yeaman, the 30-year-old who valiantly struggled to keep the world's greatest license plate from being destroyed by Virginia's humorless bureaucracy. He lost the battle, but he's not giving up the war. We interviewed him. Here's his story. Jalopnik first wrote about Yeaman's plates in 2008 when they popped up online. The plate shows two small red hand prints with the words "Kids First" underneath a blank space. The money for these plates goes for domestic violence and prevention, thus it was an ironic choice when Yeaman chose the letters "EAT THE" to go on his plates. "I...
  • Jump in out-of-staters getting drivers licenses (WA DMV)

    01/09/2011 11:11:33 AM PST · by texas booster · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times-Coverups ^ | January 8, 2011 | Susan Gilmore
    The number of people from outside the state getting drivers licenses in Washington last year jumped by more than 30,000 over the previous year, according to numbers kept by the state Department of Licensing. Records show 159,501 out-of-staters obtained licenses last year. In 2009, there were 129,323, which was a drop of 11,071 from the previous year. One state analyst says the 2010 increase may be one sign of economic recovery in Washington. "In-migration improved in 2010 for economic reasons," said Alice Vogel, an economic analyst with the Licensing Dept. "We may have had more jobs or more affordable housing;...
  • DMV worker who warned of hell for gays quits job

    12/16/2010 1:14:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Department of Motor Vehicles employee who sent a letter to a transgender woman warning of eternal damnation after she sought to record her sex change on her driver's license has quit his job, the DMV said today. Thomas Demartini, who had worked as a customer service representative at the department's San Francisco office for about two years, submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday evening, DMV spokesman Michael Marando said. The department placed Demartini on administrative leave, with pay, shortly after the woman reported the incident in late October. Marando said the DMV has nearly completed an...
  • PALIN and GOPALIN license plate ban by Nevada DMV overturned after year-long court fight

    11/20/2010 1:49:50 PM PST · by SarahPalinPlates · 8 replies · 1+ views
    After a year-long legal fight, the Nevada DMV has admitted that their censorship of the personalized license plate GO PALIN (as well as any other plate relating to Sarah Palin) does not follow state law, and they will have to issue GO PALIN. Viewing this as a free-speech issue (since personalized plates have been issued for ALGORE, DMOCRAT, HILLARY, TEAMSTER, LEFT, etc., with no prohibitions on BIDEN or OBAMA plates, but GOPALIN, PALIN, PALIN12, PALIN16, REPBLCN, BUSH, etc., were banned as "offensive" and against state law), Capt. James Linlor of Zephyr Cove, Nevada challenged the Nevada DMV's seemingly biased practices....
  • (VA A/G) Cuccinelli: DMV does not have to accept work permit (Shades of AZ?)

    11/16/2010 9:23:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/2010 | David Sherfinski
    In a legal opinion rooted in the summertime death of a nun hit by an alleged drunken driver, Virginia's attorney general ruled that the state Department of Motor Vehicles does not have to accept work permits as sole proof that a driver's license applicant is in the country legally.The advisory opinion came in response to an inquiry from DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb.The DMV can accept -- or refuse to accept -- an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or work permit, as the sole proof that the applicant is in the country legally,Cuccinelli ruled."It should be noted that the EAD may sometimes...
  • Witness: Teen Taking Driving Test Hits DMV

    10/14/2010 4:33:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WTAE ^ | October 13, 2010
    COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A teenager who had just passed his driving test crashed into a state driver license center in western Pennsylvania Wednesday. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon as the teen was trying to leave the parking lot of a driver license center in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center on Washington Pike in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville. Witness Tyler Cherilla said that a young driver appeared to be taking a test with an instructor when the car went through a window, sending glass shattering inside the center. "I was sitting inside getting my picture taken and looked over...
  • D.C. brings HIV testing to the crowd at the DMV

    10/01/2010 8:59:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    wahsington post ^ | 9/30 | nikita stewart
    Starting Tuesday, getting tested for HIV in the District will be as easy as renewing a driver's license.
  • MY DAY IN THE DMV (vanity) Shapes of healthcare to come.

    09/22/2010 2:24:43 PM PDT · by hecht · 23 replies
    Today I spent the morning in an NJ DMV. My license will expire this year and I received the information to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles for renewal. I am on staycation this week because of the Sukkot holiday, so I figured it would be a good time to go. Obviously if the DMV were run like a private company like Disney , it shouldn't take much longer than to check into a Disney Hotel and get their ID card. Of course I knew the DMV would be no Disney, but I didn't think it would be as...
  • 'Missed Monday' costs DMV workers

    09/13/2010 7:57:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Heads are rolling at the Department of Motor Vehicles' San Francisco office over the "Missed Monday" we told you about a couple of weeks back. In all, 19 of the Fell Street office's 34 staffers were no-shows Aug. 23 - the Monday that followed a forced "Furlough Friday" without pay. The mass no-shows created a huge backup at the office, with the lines going around the block. Sources tell us that two of the "ringleaders" have been canned and seven others with histories of taking unauthorized days off have been suspended for 15 days without pay. Ten first-time offenders were...
  • Some DMV workers extend their furlough

    08/25/2010 7:48:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/25/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    We've all heard of Furlough Fridays - well, at the San Francisco office of the Department of Motor Vehicles, they had a "Missing Monday" when nearly two-thirds of the staffers didn't show up. In all, 20 of the 34 staffers at the Fell Street DMV office who had been forced to take Friday off without pay took Monday off as well. DMV spokesman Armando Botello said the department had to bring in workers from other jurisdictions to help out with the "higher than usual absences." Naj Alikhan of the Service Employees International Union, which represents the workers, said he hadn't...
  • Girl With A Dirty Mouth Goes Off On A Mother With A Child At McDonalds

    07/28/2010 9:18:56 PM PDT · by tlb · 40 replies · 2+ views
    youtube ^ | July 27, 2010 | hackteck
    Girl With A Dirty Mouth Goes Off On A Mother With A Child At McDonalds (In The DMV). Leaves The Customers Speechless!
  • Houston DPS clerk charged with bribery She's accused of selling licenses to illegal drivers

    07/01/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A Houston woman who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety used her ready access to state driver's licenses for cash, authorities said. Gracie Gutierrez, 27, remained in custody after she was charged on Tuesday with bribery. Gutierrez is accused of accepting bribes to issue driver's licenses to people who are undocumented and have not taken the written or driving exam, said Donna Hawkins with the Harris County District Attorney's office. Also charged with bribery is Saul Ramirez, 20. Officials said he does not work for DPS. Ramirez was arrested while trying to sell a Texas driver's license to...
  • Poll FReep! People to remove religious clothing for their driver's license photos? Yes No

    06/03/2010 9:59:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 628+ views
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | Fox 5 San Diego
    FReep This Poll! DMV Pictures Should the DMV have the right to ask people to remove religious clothing for their driver's license photos? Yes No Go to the link provided on this post. Scroll down a bit on the Fox 5 San Diego homepage and look for the poll on the right hand side right above "Chrissy's Outfit of the Day" Vote your choice.