Sobriety checkpoint planned

Sobriety checkpoint planned

There are 10 comments on the Springfield News-Leader story from Jun 19, 2013, titled Sobriety checkpoint planned. In it, Springfield News-Leader reports that:

The Nixa Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night. The checkpoint will involve briefly stopping traffic for the purpose of checking for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.

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Hertz

Monett, MO

#1 Jun 19, 2013
Because this is a "sobriety" checkpoint I take it they will not be asking for any I.D. or proof of insurance?

No, I'm willing to bet they'll be asking.

Welcome to The People's Socialist Republic of America. Have your papers ready at zee next stop please...
haha

Nixa, MO

#2 Jun 19, 2013
Yes they will be asking if you don't ha e ur papers ie. drivers license or insurance don't drive. Hello it still illegal.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#3 Jun 20, 2013
This checkpoint must be in honor of all the men and women who fought and died for our country so "we could be free." Have you ever heard of the right to due process and the fourth amendment buddy? I do not need to go around proving that I'm innocent. Because of a few silly supreme court rulings that these oath breaking traitorous scum like to hide behind, they think they can just trample all over the Bill of Rights and Constitution and you cowards all go along with it. Sick! Go move to North Korea you pathetic punk!
haha

Nixa, MO

#4 Jun 20, 2013
Dude ur a dumba$$
Hertz

Monett, MO

#5 Jun 20, 2013
Good Argument. I'll paraphrase a quote from Thomas Jefferson of whom my direct descendants had close ties with. He said, "a central bank is a greater threat to a nation, even more than a standing army." Today, we have both, the federal reserve and the Department of Homeland Security.

Now on the topic of checkpoints. On average, a checkpoint nabs around three DUI suspect for every 500 vehicles, give or take a few. Would it not be just as easy and a lot cheaper to just catch these law breakers with normal routine patrolling and traffic stops? Which gets to my point. Regardless of the officers good intentions these check points are being used to condition the public and get them acclimated to this type of conduct. Before too long it WILL be the DHS and the TSA conducting these checkpoints or even our own military, if the federal government just went ahead with this type of road block without all of the conditioning beforehand the public would never have it.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#6 Jun 20, 2013
Let me correct myself. I am directly descended from a man who had close ties to Thomas Jefferson. He was a Captain in the revolutionary war and was present for the defeat of General Cornwallis.
DUDE YOUR AN IDIOT hertz

Springfield, MO

#7 Jun 26, 2013
IT is legal and yes they can do that. Don't do anything wrong and it's no big deal. It's funny the one that opposes things the most is usually the one who needs to be stopped.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#8 Jun 26, 2013
Yes I know it is "legal". You have missed the point I was trying to make.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#9 Jun 26, 2013
Are you saying I need to be stopped and taught a lesson or what? I assume I wouldn't be stopped until there is probable cause unless I run into one of these road blocks.
Hertz

Monett, MO

#10 Jun 26, 2013
DUDE YOUR AN IDIOT hertz wrote:
IT is legal and yes they can do that. Don't do anything wrong and it's no big deal. It's funny the one that opposes things the most is usually the one who needs to be stopped.
This is a complete logical fallacy. If I had something to hide I would be one of those people telling the police how great they are and how I fully support this violation of our civil liberties for "the greater common good". If I had something to hide I would just try to blend in with all the other brain dead serfs instead of speaking my mind. I don't need to put on a front or cower to these a holes. I'll keep on telling them like it is like a true red blooded American! If you don't have anything to hide maybe you ought to let them give you a cavity search on the side of the road. HAHAHA slave

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