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Checkpoints evoke outcry from Richmond Latinos

There are 57 comments on the origin.insidebayarea.com story from Sep 1, 2008, titled Checkpoints evoke outcry from Richmond Latinos. In it, origin.insidebayarea.com reports that:

Richmond Police Department officer Joanna Grivetti, near, and other officers check driver's licenses during a checkpoint on 23rd Street in Richmond, Calif.

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“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#41 Apr 28, 2009
none wrote:
Well... You don't see Mexicans getting gringos out of Mexico... so what's your point?????
Gringos in Mexico spend money, not suck on welfare teats.
shine4me

Fremont, CA

#42 Apr 28, 2009
Latinos know what they stand to lose. They are terrified of being kicked out of this Country and they are terrified of being locked up.

If they had nothing to lose, they would be average citizens - but they are not. I have never heard any other race cry so much about being treated unfairly with regard to "check-point" stops as Lations. The more they cry, the more they look guilty of wrong-doing. They are too stupid to realize that????
Glory

La Puente, CA

#43 Apr 28, 2009
You got to remember the "brain power" we are dealing with. It's just as stupid as waving their flag during the marches and spitting on the flag of the country they are in illegally and leeching off of.
Jim B

Grand Rapids, MI

#44 Apr 28, 2009
A bunch of begging dogs with no PRIDE what so ever. No insult meant to our canine friends.
Disgusted wrote:
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Yeah and the great majority of us pay about a half dozen varieties of taxes on our earnings, no ILLEGAL under the table stuff like so many of the ILLEGALS get away with, at the same time taking advantage of free welfare, food stamps, medical care and education for their many children.
luisA

La Crosse, WI

#45 Dec 25, 2011
You guys r pathetic. the only people that r truely not immigrants are the native americans. White people crossed a whole damn ocean. and everyone in america who uses drugs is the cause of drugs being smuggled. if theres no market in the u.s. for drugs den it wouldnt be a problem. Most hispanics come for work and a better life. just get use to it.u need us. we are not going away! haha

Since: Nov 11

Seattle, WA

#46 Dec 25, 2011
Richmond native latino wrote:
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Question? Have you ever seen a "Mexican" standing begging for money on a freeway offramp..no, but they will stand in front of Home Depot and work for there money, jobs that "ALL" whites can't do.
Didn't want to go there, but you all are.
By the way, The Richmond Police Department have denounced the flyer that circulated, calling it RACIAL and a community devider.
The only good illegals,are dead or deported.Now,how come you stereotype all Mexicans,or other ethnicities as being the same?are yo ua racist bigot,a bigot,or just a retarded,racist bigot?.If the police are looking for criminals,you problem is what?
annie

Naperville, IL

#47 Dec 25, 2011
One Bad Cat wrote:
How do you say, "License and registration, please," in Spanish?
Doesn't matter; they don't have those words in their language.
annie

Naperville, IL

#48 Dec 25, 2011
luisA wrote:
You guys r pathetic. the only people that r truely not immigrants are the native americans. White people crossed a whole damn ocean. and everyone in america who uses drugs is the cause of drugs being smuggled. if theres no market in the u.s. for drugs den it wouldnt be a problem. Most hispanics come for work and a better life. just get use to it.u need us. we are not going away! haha
Obviously you are no rocket scientist with your spelling. We need you, for what?
Hispanics are descendents of the Spanish who also crossed an ocean or you would be speaking an Indian dialect instead of Spanish. Can you read an Atlas?
The native americans crossed over the Bering Straits from Asia. Oh wait, that's right you only study anti-American mexico's revisionist history.

If Hispanics come for work, why do they run to the welfare office?
Your social benefits will go away and you will self deport.
You are really pissing off the American citizen taxpayer.
annie

Naperville, IL

#49 Dec 25, 2011
jadzzea wrote:
If they weren't here illegally and they had a license then there would be no complaints. They're just mad that they're getting caught. As for R native latino, hate to tell you but I'VE worked those jobs that they stand in line for, and I'm just a girl. Ameerican at that so apparently Americans WILL and CAN do those jobs. We just expect to be paid a living wage since most of us don't live 7 to a 2 bdrm apt and only have to pay a bare min to survive.
ur right. being here illegally and driving against the law w/o insurance are two more examples of your lawlessness. yes, police usually put checkpoints where the law breakers are. I'm sure if one of u illegals were injured by another illegal, you would be screaming ur racist head off for Americans to pay all of your medical benefits.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#50 Dec 25, 2011
Richmond native latino wrote:
The true reason for this outcry is not because of checkpoints alone, it is a combination of political figures involving the Richmond police department to carry out a political event to further there cause to get elected and in the process racial profiling Richmond residents (Hispanics).
No, this is not "here they go again"!
Look at the facts;
1) Traffic checkpoint is organized by a political figure.
2) A flyer is sent out showing an arrow coming from Mexico pointing to Richmond with a picture of a gun, also explaining that all the drugs come from Hispanic countries.
3) A political figure bragging that he organized the checkpoint. And who was he hoping to stop at this checkpoint? Yes "Hispanics"
If this is not recognized as Racial Profiling at its best, then I don't know what is.
Those of you that write in condemning Hispanics "know your facts" before you let your prejudistic feelings flow.
thats got to be a joke. all know you are not to drive drunk or without a license.the cry of whiners who want special treatment. tow the car and impound the drivers. driving is not a right.

wanting special treatment is the beggers way.
Eddy

Houston, TX

#51 Dec 25, 2011
John In North Carolina wrote:
Keep up the great work. Impound the cars. Make the lives of the "ILLEGAL ALIENS" a living hell. Make their lives miserable with every breath they take. Make them live in constant fear.
Be careful what you wish for. TSA is going to do the same to us. They are rolling out 9000 checkpoints. Welcome to North Korea. The Feds will run the South just like after the war against the South.
annie

Naperville, IL

#52 Dec 25, 2011
Richmond native latino wrote:
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Tell me, have you ever seen a check point outside a Nascar Race?
u r really obtuse or is it just a language barrier?
annie

Naperville, IL

#53 Dec 25, 2011
jadzzea wrote:
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Now, now, be honest. There ARE Americans who get paid under the table and you know it. There's just not as many and most don't abuse the system like the illegals do WHILE being paid cash.
We out number illegals 30-1 and have fewer paid under the table?
We don't abuse the system like the illegals do.
Now do u know why we don't want u here?

You just posted a perfect argument for getting rid of you.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#54 Dec 25, 2011
this is looking more like a gang thing. we have what they call themselves brown berets here and anytime one of their "people" get shot or arrested they come crying its do to their race. they want the cops to never shoot back and to let them get away with all crime.

playing the race card to try and cover crime. too bad they cannot be charged for playing that fake worn out card.
annie

Naperville, IL

#55 Jan 10, 2012
Richmond native latino wrote:
The true reason for this outcry is not because of checkpoints alone, it is a combination of political figures involving the Richmond police department to carry out a political event to further there cause to get elected and in the process racial profiling Richmond residents (Hispanics).
No, this is not "here they go again"!
Look at the facts;
1) Traffic checkpoint is organized by a political figure.
2) A flyer is sent out showing an arrow coming from Mexico pointing to Richmond with a picture of a gun, also explaining that all the drugs come from Hispanic countries.
3) A political figure bragging that he organized the checkpoint. And who was he hoping to stop at this checkpoint? Yes "Hispanics"
If this is not recognized as Racial Profiling at its best, then I don't know what is.
Those of you that write in condemning Hispanics "know your facts" before you let your prejudistic feelings flow.
It is not racist if they check every car or every X car (3rd, 5th, 10th). If Hispanics are illegal; they shoould not be driving,
ergo they are profiling lawbreakers of any color including green, purple

The greatest % of our drugs come from Mexico; it is statistics

Since: Sep 08

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#56 May 26, 2012
annie wrote:
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It is not racist if they check every car or every X car (3rd, 5th, 10th). If Hispanics are illegal; they shoould not be driving,
ergo they are profiling lawbreakers of any color including green, purple
The greatest % of our drugs come from Mexico; it is statistics
Gloop.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#57 May 26, 2012
The Gloop wrote:
<quoted text>Gloop.
Exactly as outlined in the Supreme Court decision of Deleware vs Prouse in the 80's

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