CHECKPOINTS: Torrance speeders. Wilmi...

CHECKPOINTS: Torrance speeders. Wilmington, Los Angeles, North Holl...

There are 22 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jul 29, 2010, titled CHECKPOINTS: Torrance speeders. Wilmington, Los Angeles, North Holl.... In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Police cited 31 drivers for speeding during a special operation Tuesday in the 500 block of Maple Avenue.

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“Beautiful Ugly”

Since: Jul 10

Torrance, CA

#1 Jul 29, 2010
"From 8 to 9:30 a.m., traffic officers cited drivers observed traveling at an unsafe speed in a posted 30 mph speed zone. "

Bet TPD cited them for doing only 35mph!
JonesBurrow

Bellflower, CA

#2 Jul 29, 2010
Once again, drivers are not just speeding
DUI_Checkpoints

Mountain Top, PA

#3 Jul 29, 2010
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
CSI

Fontana, CA

#4 Jul 29, 2010
DUI_Checkpoints wrote:
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
Consider the possibility the checkpoints are not there to make money, but to educate the public!!! How many cars have to crash or people have to die before drivers slow down and obey the law?
educate who

Torrance, CA

#7 Jul 30, 2010
How are the police educating the public, by their actions? Drunk driving hit and runs, tasering children and trying to fabricate a reason after the fact, wreckless discharge of firearms, shooting street lights outside a bar, attacking bicyclists in Los Angeles...

I dont think their concern is education, because they seem to have opted out themselves.

On the other hand, they do seem to be content bankrupting our citys...That coincides with their checkpoints that are not cost effective, and waste our time. I have an idea, how about we put them in a nicer neighborhood for a change, maybe an area where the police themselves might live. Or do those neighborhoods not need to be "educated".
What is with the signals at night time?
Is it just me, or is every intersection a checkpoint after midnight. Sit at every light for at least 5 minutes with no traffic coming. Why not time them like that during the day, to harass all people at all hours, instead of just giving that gift late at night?
Lately it seems that our state is the state that keeps on giving, to its self, and then has absolutely nothing to show for it.
The RB story recently seems to have their POA suggesting all the different properties they would like the city to sale, to provide the POA with more funding.
If its not sustainable, why sale off sea side and all the other properties they suggested, only to still come up short.
I have a better idea. Keep those properties, for the public to use, even if they arent making a profit, and cut the police positions that arent sustainable. 6 less jobs probably wouldnt even affect the number on the streets at any given time, and sure they will find jobs nearly as local. Maybe that is not far enough. I for one am willing to do to the station if I am unfortunate enough to need to make a police report.
Its time for people to act like grown ups, take care of yourself, watch out for your neighbors, dont allow people to commit crimes in your neighborhood, and we will be much better off.
I think our childrens educations should come before we worry about Johnny Law being able to retire at 45 while the rest of work to 65 to finally see our benefits. Funny thing is many of us wont see that, because there wont be any left when we get to be that age.
Yet the POA want to sale anything and everything city owned now. Maybe we could save some things for non police officers.
Then the POA will be working with the public to make ends meet like they claim to be doing already.
Lets see, if we sale everything off, then give you that money, and you can use it to educate us in the form of harassment, delay, questioning, or 35 in a 30.
CSI wrote:
<quoted text>
Consider the possibility the checkpoints are not there to make money, but to educate the public!!! How many cars have to crash or people have to die before drivers slow down and obey the law?
AHJ

Calabasas, CA

#8 Jul 30, 2010
Crime Stat Watcher wrote:
These checkpoints are highly incorrect politically. Especially in the Wilmington area. Everybody knows that illegal aliens from Mexico have a propensity to drink and drive and therefor don't deserve to loose their cars. This leads to not being able to drive to their illegal jobs and then their families require even more "benefits" from you the tax payer. I am very surprised the politically correct councilwoman Janice Hahn and her leader Mayor Viva Viagra allow the politically correct chief to do this? Those Americans that are left don't deserve to have their children who might drive to be protected....White people you better wake up. Your parents and grand parents didn't fight WW2 and win only to turn our land over to these people. Wake up.
Loose? it's lose racist moron.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#9 Jul 30, 2010
DUI_Checkpoints wrote:
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
Okay, when you become the Chief of Police, then you may make that call. Good luck!

Since: Apr 10

United States

#10 Jul 30, 2010
educate who wrote:
How are the police educating the public, by their actions? Drunk driving hit and runs, tasering children and trying to fabricate a reason after the fact, wreckless discharge of firearms, shooting street lights outside a bar, attacking bicyclists in Los Angeles...
I dont think their concern is education, because they seem to have opted out themselves.
On the other hand, they do seem to be content bankrupting our citys...That coincides with their checkpoints that are not cost effective, and waste our time. I have an idea, how about we put them in a nicer neighborhood for a change, maybe an area where the police themselves might live. Or do those neighborhoods not need to be "educated".
What is with the signals at night time?
Is it just me, or is every intersection a checkpoint after midnight. Sit at every light for at least 5 minutes with no traffic coming. Why not time them like that during the day, to harass all people at all hours, instead of just giving that gift late at night?
Lately it seems that our state is the state that keeps on giving, to its self, and then has absolutely nothing to show for it.
The RB story recently seems to have their POA suggesting all the different properties they would like the city to sale, to provide the POA with more funding.
If its not sustainable, why sale off sea side and all the other properties they suggested, only to still come up short.
I have a better idea. Keep those properties, for the public to use, even if they arent making a profit, and cut the police positions that arent sustainable. 6 less jobs probably wouldnt even affect the number on the streets at any given time, and sure they will find jobs nearly as local. Maybe that is not far enough. I for one am willing to do to the station if I am unfortunate enough to need to make a police report.
Its time for people to act like grown ups, take care of yourself, watch out for your neighbors, dont allow people to commit crimes in your neighborhood, and we will be much better off.
I think our childrens educations should come before we worry about Johnny Law being able to retire at 45 while the rest of work to 65 to finally see our benefits. Funny thing is many of us wont see that, because there wont be any left when we get to be that age.
Yet the POA want to sale anything and everything city owned now. Maybe we could save some things for non police officers.
Then the POA will be working with the public to make ends meet like they claim to be doing already.
Lets see, if we sale everything off, then give you that money, and you can use it to educate us in the form of harassment, delay, questioning, or 35 in a 30.<quoted text>
It is NOT just the police who are concerned about sustaining themselves during these hard economic times but many other highly educated individuals such at Doctors, Lawyers, CEO'S, and the like. Retirement is a major and paramount concern more today than ever before so how can anyone fault another for looking out for their families futures as well as their own when homes are being forclosed upon and lay-offs are occurring all around us daily.

Pay scheduls are negotiated items and public input is allowed. Get involved with your cities issues by attending City Council Meetings. Call a meeting with your Mayor or council members to discuss the issues and become a participant in issues that pertain to the expenitures of your city's General Fund Monies. Complaining about how police officers perform their duties has no connection what so ever as to their compensation package that is given to the officers by a vote of approval from your City Council. Drop the attitude and get involved.
Guest

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jul 30, 2010
DUI_Checkpoints wrote:
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
You "believe"?? Maybe you should actually know! Sheesh, if you're not a police officer protecting the public just shut it PLEASE. I love how civilians think they know how to run a police department. If that one person who was arrested had killed a member of your family I bet you would be thinking diffently.

Since: May 10

Van Nuys, CA

#12 Jul 30, 2010
CSI wrote:
<quoted text>
Consider the possibility the checkpoints are not there to make money, but to educate the public!!! How many cars have to crash or people have to die before drivers slow down and obey the law?
Yes they are here to educate the public on how our money is being wasted. Paying a dozen officers to stand around in one spot on a Friday night when they should be out on patrol keeping us safe is quite a brilliant way to give lessons.

After seeing 30 years of PSAs from MADD we all know drunk driving is bad. We also all know cigarettes cause cancer, are the police planning any education checkpoints focusing on smoking next week?

Educating the public is not their job, it's catching people involved in violence or property crime and leaving the rest of us alone.
holmes

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Jul 30, 2010
tpd look east of your police station on maple they exceed 3x the posted speed limit . that almost your front door.
LKF

Paramount, CA

#14 Jul 30, 2010
DUI_Checkpoints wrote:
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
I agree with you. The checkpoints also violate your 4th Amendment rights. Those who are willing to trade freedom for safety will have neither. Most street Cops hate the checkpoints. They are boring, expensive and impact a small percentage of the driving public. Those who think the checkpoints work, consider this.... Why do people still speed, drive intoxicated etc? Human nature...
maple

Hesperia, CA

#15 Jul 30, 2010
DUI_Checkpoints wrote:
Recent studies have concluded that DUI check points are too expensive for the arrests made and citations issued. I think they should reduce them during these budget stressed times. Recently the south bay held on I believe one person was arrest out of hundereds of drivers contacted. The officers would be better serving the community if there were out on regular patrol.
That one person arrested could have saved the lives of many other people because that ONE person was off the road. My grandma was hit by a drunk driver and paralyzed I wished they would have had the DUI check point and arrested that one person... they spend lots of money on other stupid things so why not tell them to save on those instead, this is worth the money! But I am sure you dont think so because you dont want to get caught next time you drive under the influence.
maple

Hesperia, CA

#16 Jul 30, 2010
LKF wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you. The checkpoints also violate your 4th Amendment rights. Those who are willing to trade freedom for safety will have neither. Most street Cops hate the checkpoints. They are boring, expensive and impact a small percentage of the driving public. Those who think the checkpoints work, consider this.... Why do people still speed, drive intoxicated etc? Human nature...
The check points also stop many people from driving drunk in the first place, knowing they may easily get caught in one of these check points. If there were no check points then they wouldn't be as worried about being caught and then there would be even more drunk drivers. The presence of the police prevents things from happening too!
LKF

Paramount, CA

#17 Jul 30, 2010
maple wrote:
<quoted text>
The check points also stop many people from driving drunk in the first place, knowing they may easily get caught in one of these check points. If there were no check points then they wouldn't be as worried about being caught and then there would be even more drunk drivers. The presence of the police prevents things from happening too!
Nice try, but you are wrong. People lived and drove way back when checkpoints didn't exist. I believe in dui enforcement, but not checkpoints. Waste of time and money to block one street for a few hours. People just drive around them.
LMAO

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jul 30, 2010
educate who wrote:
How are the police educating the public, by their actions? Drunk driving hit and runs, tasering children and trying to fabricate a reason after the fact, wreckless discharge of firearms, shooting street lights outside a bar, attacking bicyclists in Los Angeles...
I dont think their concern is education, because they seem to have opted out themselves.
On the other hand, they do seem to be content bankrupting our citys...That coincides with their checkpoints that are not cost effective, and waste our time. I have an idea, how about we put them in a nicer neighborhood for a change, maybe an area where the police themselves might live. Or do those neighborhoods not need to be "educated".
What is with the signals at night time?
Is it just me, or is every intersection a checkpoint after midnight. Sit at every light for at least 5 minutes with no traffic coming. Why not time them like that during the day, to harass all people at all hours, instead of just giving that gift late at night?
Lately it seems that our state is the state that keeps on giving, to its self, and then has absolutely nothing to show for it.
The RB story recently seems to have their POA suggesting all the different properties they would like the city to sale, to provide the POA with more funding.
If its not sustainable, why sale off sea side and all the other properties they suggested, only to still come up short.
I have a better idea. Keep those properties, for the public to use, even if they arent making a profit, and cut the police positions that arent sustainable. 6 less jobs probably wouldnt even affect the number on the streets at any given time, and sure they will find jobs nearly as local. Maybe that is not far enough. I for one am willing to do to the station if I am unfortunate enough to need to make a police report.
Its time for people to act like grown ups, take care of yourself, watch out for your neighbors, dont allow people to commit crimes in your neighborhood, and we will be much better off.
I think our childrens educations should come before we worry about Johnny Law being able to retire at 45 while the rest of work to 65 to finally see our benefits. Funny thing is many of us wont see that, because there wont be any left when we get to be that age.
Yet the POA want to sale anything and everything city owned now. Maybe we could save some things for non police officers.
Then the POA will be working with the public to make ends meet like they claim to be doing already.
Lets see, if we sale everything off, then give you that money, and you can use it to educate us in the form of harassment, delay, questioning, or 35 in a 30.<quoted text>
Forget about how many lives they save and people they help! Lets point out the bad things that some do and whine on a post instead of participating and getting involved in situations that we whine about! LMAO!

“Quotes don't replace thinking”

Since: Aug 08

Temecula

#19 Jul 30, 2010
I'd like to see a special operation that tickets people turning right into San Pedro's Ponte Vista development from the middle of the street. My best guess is that 1 out of 20 people will properly scoot over to the right before turning - and everyone has to slow and sometimes stop for this.

Same story across the street at the cemetery, but maybe they can just be warned.
Henry

United States

#20 Jul 30, 2010
Step away from the vehicle sir. I caught you going 30.1 in a 30 mph zone.

http://bit.ly/b02qRZ
ojhphpoiyhp

Camarillo, CA

#22 Jul 30, 2010
@holmes
tpd look east of your police station on maple they exceed 3x the posted speed limit . that almost your front door.
I think you probably meant north of police station (maple runs south & north) & if you check the map you will notice that is where it was done.
Yes 50 & up is common on that strip.

manhattan_beach_ dude

“Go BRUINS ”

Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

#23 Jul 31, 2010
god I love torrance PD

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