Monday, September 27, 2004

Oakland favors Illegal Aliens over DUI Enforcement

This is just amazing...can you imagine your child is run over by someone driving drunk in the city of Oakland (see article) because they got soft on enforcement for fear of actually enforcing a different law because they kept catching illegal aliens with DUI checkpoints? Also it ticks me off that anybody labels these people as "illegal immigrants"....sorry but immigrant as defined by Websters is "A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another." I don't think that's a reasonable definition for the case where you're here illegally. Isn't illegal alien more accurate, again from Websters: "An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country. Also called noncitizen." Come on, be honest which description is more accurate? OH, BUT this isn't very PC is it? Don't get me started........

UPDATE,, my faith that there is intelligent life still in the Bay Area has been restored....the Oakland police dept. has decided to not suspend DUI checkpoints due to public outcry. It floors me that the activists who made the stink said that these checkpoints's this:
The checkpoints, which allow officers to demand licenses and proof of insurance, are an effective way to get drunken drivers off Oakland's streets, city leaders agree. But the checks also have ensnared dozens of illegal immigrants who are not licensed to drive yet otherwise obey the law.
WHAT....EXCUSE ME....didn't you just say they're "illegal" immigrants!

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