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  • President Of Argentina Takes Convoluted Way To Rome So Her Plane Won't Be Impounded - Hedge Fund

    03/20/2013 2:11:23 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-20-2013 | Linette Lopez
    President Of Argentina Takes Convoluted Way To Rome So Her Plane Won't Be Impounded By Hedge Fund Managers Linette LopezMar. 20, 2013, 1:35 PM Newly minted Pope Francis is Argentine, and though he and the country's socially liberal President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner have had their differences, she went to see him in Rome on his first days. That sounds pretty standard, but it's the way she got to their visit that's strange. Instead of flying the state plane to Rome, Fernandez de Kirchner stopped off in Morocco, dropped off her jet, and then boarded a commercial flight to Italy,...
  • West seeks injunction to impound ballots, voting machines

    11/07/2012 4:58:54 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 7th, 2012 | George Bennett
    FORT PIERCE — Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West wants courts to order elections officials to impound ballots and voting machines in preparation for a recount following his narrow loss to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. Motions for injunctions were filed in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Information wasn’t immediately available from Martin County, the third county in congressional District 18. West trails Murphy by 2,456 votes or 0.78 percent. That’s not close enough to trigger a state law that requires a recount for races decided by 0.5 percent or less. But West claims irregularities in the way St. Lucie County...
  • Bill would end car impounds for unlicensed drivers

    05/31/2012 10:09:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May. 31, 2012 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Illegal immigrants will no longer have to fear losing their vehicles during routine traffic stops if a bill passed by the Assembly becomes law.
  • LAPD eases impound policy for illegal immigrants

    03/16/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 15, 2011 | Frank Stoltze
    In a move closely watched by other Southern California law enforcement agencies, LAPD Chief Chalie Beck has ordered his officers end the practice of immediately seizing the cars of undocumented immigrants who are stopped at sobriety checkpoints. The move comes amid concerns that police were unfairly targeting those drivers. The news came as a relief for Maria Ranjel of Boyle Heights. Her husband and three sons are undocumented immigrants who drive all the time, even though they're ineligible to apply for drivers licenses in California. “We know well that it’s against the law to drive without a license but it’s...
  • Berkeley won't impound cars for 30 days

    11/10/2010 12:39:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/10/10 | Doug Oakley - Berkeley Voice
    Illegal immigrants pulled over for minor traffic violations in Berkeley will no longer have their cars impounded for 30 days, thanks to a new police policy here. Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan agreed to the change last month and is now training officers on the new policy, he said. City Manager Phil Kamlarz said in a memo to city staff that "This policy will prevent those who simply cannot get a driver's license, in many cases due to their immigration status, from having their vehicles impounded ..." Meehan said the new policy was not necessarily designed to make it easier...
  • Fresno vehicle impound fees have some crying foul

    02/12/2009 3:40:34 AM PST · by Enterprise · 8 replies · 990+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Feb. 03, 2009 | Brad Branan and Tracy Correa
    "Vehicle impounds have become a growing concern in Fresno as the Police Department has dramatically increased traffic enforcement and raised its fees. About 20,000 vehicles are impounded each year."
  • Denver Voters Pass Initiative 100 (No drivers license? Car will be impounded.)

    08/13/2008 7:17:22 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 126 replies · 594+ views
    CBS4denver.com ^ | 8-13-08 | unattributed
    DENVER (AP) ― Denver voters passed a ballot measure that would give police the authority to seize cars driven by illegal immigrants. Initiative 100 requires police to impound vehicles of unlicensed drivers, an authority they already have. It also adds language to the city code that targets illegal immigrants.The measure says that when a driver is an illegal alien or "may be reasonably suspected of being an illegal alien" police can impound the car.
  • Senators approve bill to allow vehicles to be seized (Oklahoma!)

    03/05/2007 4:43:59 PM PST · by OKIEDOC · 123 replies · 2,025+ views
    NEWS OK.COM ^ | Mon March 5, 2007 | By The Associated Press
    Motorists who fail to show proof of liability insurance during a traffic stop could see their vehicles headed for the auction block under a bill passed Monday by the Oklahoma Senate. Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, won adoption of an amendment to allow for the seizing of vehicles when drivers cannot show that they have insurance. His plan amends a section of law that now allows police to confiscate vehicles containing drugs. Anderson's amendment was attached to a bill prohibiting inserting microchips into Oklahomans against their will. That measure was approved, 35-13, and sent to the House for consideration. Some senators...
  • Woman raped walking home after police impound car

    04/04/2006 3:23:42 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 104 replies · 3,751+ views
    An 18-year-old woman was kidnapped and raped early Friday morning while walking home from a traffic stop in which Upland police impounded her ride, authorities said. Upland police allowed the woman to leave alone on foot around midnight near 14th Street and Euclid Avenue after they towed the car in which she was a passenger. She called police from the south part of the city about two hours later and reported that a man forced her into his car at gunpoint and raped her before she made it home. Police Capt. Jeff Mendenhall said that despite the obvious safety concerns,...
  • Money troubles

    01/15/2004 9:12:18 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 13 replies · 102+ views
    STLtoday ^ | 1/15/04 | Heather Ratcliffe
    <p>For 20 years, Curtis Smith Sr. carried a rare $1,000 bill in his pocket with no intention of spending it.</p> <p>"Nobody ever knew I had it," Smith explained. "I thought of it as a novelty."</p> <p>Smith, 71, expected to keep the note safely tucked in his pants until the day he died.</p>