A check of the maps shows that the proposed checkpoint locations are along all OUTBOUND roads from Tampa/St. Petersburg, running east and north. The interstate highways and toll roads are NOT being interdicted.
Add this one to the growing list...
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More revenue generation with guns...
...you can assured be these checkpoints wont be in any ‘perfect voter’ neighborhood. Must be sensitive ya know.
It’s not a warrantless search without probable cause. It’s an inspection. Land of the free, home of the brave...
I lived in Florida 71 to 73 and I recall this being done then. I got a ticket for an expired inspection sticker.
Your papers please....
From the Article:
Q: What are" vehicle inspection checkpoints"? Troopers aren't mechanics, so why are they checking my car?
A: Per FHP, defective vehicle equipment, such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment, poses dangers to the public.
Years ago I was stopped at a drunk driver checkpoint at midnight while on my way home from work (hospital...evening shift).I rolled down the window and the cop stuck his head in and got a huge whiff of halitosis (I hadn’t had a drop).I was waved on and suddenly one of the cops yelled “stop” because he noticed that I didn’t have a valid inspection sticker on my car.But the state Supreme Court had already ruled that intoxication was the only thing such roadblocks could cite.So a few seconds after being told to stop I was waved on again.
I really hate these inspections. They are clearly unconstitutional.
I have been through 4 of those. Interestingly they were all within a few years of each other. Twice was on Hwy. 90. I got waved through as they were only stopping every 5th or whatever it was cars.
The 3rd time was on Hwy. 2. I am not sure what they were doing but they clearly were not really checking, as he quickly glanced at my DL and waved me through. He did not check anything else at all.
The 4th was a bit amusing. It was on Hwy. 179 and traffic was really slow. I would guess maybe a car every few minutes. The trooper looked at my DL then turned to the other patrolman and said “look at this”. I was driving an old 1978 LTD. The seat belts were too short so I had cut one off one of the rear belts and tied it in a square knot so it would fit.
The other trooper looked at the seat belt, they both laughed and sent me on my way.
I think both times I was stopped, they were looking for something and were just stopping cars as an excuse for what ever it was they were after.
But of course they never would consider going after illegal aliens, why that would be racist.
The DHS is quickly becoming a national police force. They’ve got their fingers in everything from rape crimes to border issues. My hope is that they’ve gone too far and we can peel them back with a good conservative Congress.
I remember Volusia in the late 70s on started the no probable cause dope stops on I-95
Originally on northbound for dope
Then went to southbound for the cash
It’s all about money
Jackasses now many will go for guns
Refusal to allow a search will be taken as probable cause.
Even your membership card and red ribbon on your antenna won't save you from this.
Illegal Alien checks is more like it. I bet they get shut down quickly.
Interesting that US 27 isn’t on the list of roads. Troop C doesn’t want to annoy those Disney tourists staying around US 27.
Sometimes they’ll put up a flashing sign on the interstate that says “DRUG CHECKPOINT - 2 MILES AHEAD”.
Conveniently, there will be an exit off the interstate between that sign and the “drug checkpoint” 2 miles down the road.
So of course all those cars carrying drugs will thank God there is an exit before the checkpoint and take that exit to get off the interstate.
Where they will then find that the real drug checkpoint is at the end of that exit ramp off the exit they just took.