DUI checkpoints: Where they will be

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Gardena. Police officers will conduct a driving under the influence and driver's license checkpoint from 7 tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of the 1300 block of Rosecrans Avenue.
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Driving is a privilege not a right.

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stop-posting-checkpoints wrote:
DUI is a very dangerous and serious crime. I have known too many people killed by drunk drivers and i don't understand why the checkpoints are publicized... you drink you drive you should be ready to pay the price...
How do you know so many people killed by drunk drivers? Do you have a lot of friends who like to play in the street at 2:00am? More people are killed every year by speeders than drunk drivers. In fact, if you look at the proportion of traffic fatalities nation-wide in relation to the number of licensed drivers, you will find that the proportion is extremely small. However, just to make sure we are all guaranteed complete safety at whatever expense to liberty, maybe we should make speeding a felony. I think illegal lane changing, speeding, talking on your cell phone, putting on makeup, and changing the station on your car stereo should also be felony offenses. Hell, one can never be too safe. I also think we should require drivers to wrap their children in bubble wrap before placing them in their child safety seat. Giving up liberty doesn't make you safer, it simply expands the power of the police state...dummies!
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Nov 13, 2009
 
Flaco wrote:
I wished they publish how much these checkpoints costs us in taxpayers dollars instead. I bet the cost/benefit ratio is not too good.
Why not just patrol the streets and get the dui drivers as they drive??...instead playing this game where they can just go around these stupid checkpoints.
Good for the po-po though, since it's nothing but easy money for them.
These checkpoints are paid through federal or state grants and are not part of a city or police departments regular budget.

“a good community is OUR job”

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Nov 13, 2009
 
Flaco wrote:
I wished they publish how much these checkpoints costs us in taxpayers dollars instead. I bet the cost/benefit ratio is not too good.
Why not just patrol the streets and get the dui drivers as they drive??...instead playing this game where they can just go around these stupid checkpoints.
Good for the po-po though, since it's nothing but easy money for them.
There are some intangible benefits, which another poster mentioned. The fact the checkpoints are published has at least two benefits:
a) raises general awareness
b) may make some drinkers think about setting up a dedicated driver if they know they'll be partying and they know there will be a checkpoint.
Hmmmm

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Nov 13, 2009
 
Considering the cost of a speeding ticket these days, I think it is already a felony. Actually, a felony is almost less invasive. With a felony, 36 months probation then you're done in some cases. With speeding tickets you get points on your license that stays there for years, your insurance goes up for years, and you have to pay a HUGE fine. Let us all just walk.
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As bad as drunk driving is, speeding is worse. There is a high number of incidences of people speeding in residential areas and by schools. The speed limit in these areas is 25 MPH. I hope someone pulls these speeding jackasses out of their cars and beats them bloody.

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Or, instead of publishing checkpoints, they could just wait outside of bars like El Segundo PD and pull you over with the odds in their favor that you'll fail a breathalyzer.
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#29
Nov 13, 2009
 
thanks, I will bypass all the above
Mikey

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Nov 13, 2009
 
Benny the Broom wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WuQgZ8ZODwQ
video of hit and run driver Amber Mather getting tipsy.
Set up a checkpoint at Sharkees!
lol...Amber is such a dirty ho. I say that will all due respect. In my opinion, you will never find such a loose girl willing to put out so easily. It only costs you a couple drinks and having to listen to her annoying voice.
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Nov 13, 2009
 
...which reminds me. Why the f*** do the Torrance PD always shine the light on people when they drive at night. Some of us are going to/from work trying to make an honest living and they do racial profiling. It's irritating.

I use to be a chauffer p/t in the evenings and there isn't one other police department out there whose officers go around shining their bright a** spotlight like they're some redneck police in Mississippi during the '60's.
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<quoted text>How do you know so many people killed by drunk drivers? Do you have a lot of friends who like to play in the street at 2:00am? More people are killed every year by speeders than drunk drivers. In fact, if you look at the proportion of traffic fatalities nation-wide in relation to the number of licensed drivers, you will find that the proportion is extremely small. However, just to make sure we are all guaranteed complete safety at whatever expense to liberty, maybe we should make speeding a felony. I think illegal lane changing, speeding, talking on your cell phone, putting on makeup, and changing the station on your car stereo should also be felony offenses. Hell, one can never be too safe. I also think we should require drivers to wrap their children in bubble wrap before placing them in their child safety seat. Giving up liberty doesn't make you safer, it simply expands the power of the police state...dummies!
i agree with your views.
Will people open their eyes once we become a Police State Country??
Patriot Act??2nd amendment abolished???how will we fight this corrupt government??
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Nov 14, 2009
 
.......good job for all Chief E. Medrano and his officers do.....we appreciate what you do....
.....be safe...

...and remember yo momma loves you..!
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Nov 14, 2009
 
Mikey wrote:
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lol...Amber is such a dirty ****. I say that will all due respect. In my opinion, you will never find such a loose girl willing to put out so easily. It only costs you a couple drinks and having to listen to her annoying voice.
What's her #. I just got a 12 pack..Lol
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Miguel in Lomita wrote:
Why does this stuff get published???? So the drunk Daily Breeze reporters and other drunks can avoid the check points?
Why have a DUI check point and advertise it in the news paper? Or is the circulation so low nobody reads it anyway?
This is really stupid.
You are missing the point. The fact these check points are done at all is stupid and wrong. They are published because they are required to be. This way the government can pretend they are not trampling all over our Constitution and taking away our rights.
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Nov 14, 2009
 
I'll drink to that!
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Miguel in Lomita wrote:
Why does this stuff get published???? So the drunk Daily Breeze reporters and other drunks can avoid the check points?
Why have a DUI check point and advertise it in the news paper? Or is the circulation so low nobody reads it anyway?
This is really stupid.
This checkpoint is posted to warn the citizens of unconstitutional behavior from the local government. Fishing expeditions violate the 4th amendment unreasonable search and seizure without reasonable suspecision Miguel you hate liberty you are a communist!
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Nov 18, 2009
 
there is no probable cause for this lawless search and seizure.Miguel go live in Cuba!

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