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Stiffer penalties for legal US residents

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I can see you out there shaking your heads and saying, “Wait a minute . . . .” Yes, you read it correctly: Two drivers are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Los Angeles and both are found to be sober, but lacking a driver’s license. The first, a U.S. citizen, receives a citation and stands by and watches as his car is towed away to the impound yard, where it will remain for a month so as to impress upon him that driving is a privilege, not a right, and that the people of the state of California extend that privilege only to those who have demonstrated some minimal level of proficiency as signified by possession of a driver’s license.

The second unlicensed driver, an illegal immigrant from, let’s just say Mexico, is also issued a citation, but he is given a “reasonable period of time” to give custody of his car to a licensed driver, who will presumably drive it to the unlicensed driver’s home — or just around the corner and out of the cops’ view — where the unlicensed driver will be free to jump back behind the wheel and ply the roadways until he has the misfortune of running into another one of those bothersome sobriety checkpoints, where the process can begin anew. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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The Pajama Media article contains a link to an LA Times article. However, nothing ion that LA Times article says anything about special rules for legal residents vs. illegal ones. The one quote that the Pajama media blogger quotes is presented out of context, to suggest that it refers to illegal immigrant, whereas there is nothing in the LA Time article to suggest this.

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The Pajama Media article contains a link to an LA Times article. However, nothing ion that LA Times article says anything about special rules for legal residents vs. illegal ones. The one quote that the Pajama media blogger quotes is presented out of context, to suggest that it refers to illegal immigrant, whereas there is nothing in the LA Time article to suggest this.

But, the Pajamas Media article also links to this article at Southern California Public Radio, which does:

The chief said unlicensed U.S. citizens and legal residents stopped at checkpoints will still see their cars impounded, because unlike undocumented immigrants they have the choice to get a license.

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Ah, I missed the link around that single word.

What the chief is doing is not favoring illegals if illegals are barred from getting licences in the first place. Of course, he is refusing to help enforce federal government immigration law on these people; but that's a separate issue.

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