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With illegal immigrants in mind, LAPD to change impound rules
Los Angeles Times ^ | December 14, 2011 | Joel Rubin and Paloma Esquivel

Posted on 12/14/2011 3:03:01 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Unlicensed drivers without prior convictions would be given the chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded under new rules outlined Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The proposed changes to the impound procedures are a potentially explosive issue because LAPD Chief Charlie Beck designed the reforms to remedy what he believes is the unfair burden that impounds place on illegal immigrants. Since immigrants who are in the country illegally cannot get driver's licenses in California and most other states, they make up the majority of the drivers who have their cars impounded for the infraction.

Beck contends that the hundreds of dollars in fees and fines that must be paid to retrieve an impounded car and the disruption to illegal immigrants' often tenuous hold on jobs deal a disproportionate blow to people "who are a valuable asset to our community and who have very limited resources."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; calif; driverlicenses; immigration
It's not like Calif needs the money or anything.Odd they approve of police to just sit around and wait awhile.Crime must be under control in LA so they found new ways to keep police busy.What a deal
1 posted on 12/14/2011 3:03:11 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

They going to do the same for citizens?


2 posted on 12/14/2011 3:16:02 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I keep looking for the “satire” notation.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 3:17:47 AM PST by ab01
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To: ab01

..it’s the LA TIMES...no satire


4 posted on 12/14/2011 3:28:14 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: moonshinner_09
My insurance company took a very dim view of letting unlicensed drivers use my car. In fact they said they wouldn't cover any claims that resulted.
5 posted on 12/14/2011 3:43:06 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: raybbr
"They going to do the same for citizens?"

Actually, they will impound the citizens' cars and, if not reclaimed by payment of the exorbitant fees, sell them to the illegals...

6 posted on 12/14/2011 3:43:28 AM PST by Truth29
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s an unfair burden because when illegals are stopped for a violation and they don’t have drivers licenses because the state doesn’t issue licenses to illegals?

This is more pro-illegal idiocy.

That’s like saying they would be law abiding citizens but for the unfortunate fact that they are law breakers.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 3:57:04 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: moonshinner_09; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; raybbr; Clintonfatigued; Condor51

LA reforms will remedy the unfair burden that car impounds place on illegal immigrants?

Goodness gracious, I do hope these “impoverished” illegals have enough faked/forged identities (which they buy from document brokers for several thousand dollars each)......over and above the id’s they commiitted crimes with.


8 posted on 12/14/2011 4:16:47 AM PST by Liz
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m curious: just what group of voters does this kind of pandering to illegals attract? I suspect the answer is Berkeley liberals rather than legal immigrants.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 4:28:51 AM PST by Vide
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To: moonshinner_09

Seems to me that if a Peace officer REFUSES to enforce “State” law, which by the way, NO CITY in America has the right to supersede STATE LAW, In the event of Injury or Death as a Direct Result of a Peace Office Refusing to ENFORCE STATE LAW, should make that Peace Officer PERSONALLY LIABLE for any and all damages as a result of his or her Deliberate Violation of State Law.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 4:52:55 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Liz
LA reforms will remedy the unfair burden that car impounds place on illegal immigrants?
My head is going to explode.

(good thing I have some work to do today and scoot off around 8:00am CST. I can't take this bowing to Illegal crap any longer)

11 posted on 12/14/2011 4:53:58 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: moonshinner_09

If they don’t have a license , it’s a pretty sure certainty they don’t have insurance.

Now : These people aren’t as stupid as they look.

No license, No Insurance, and a chace of having you vehicle towed or impounded-—what kind of car would you buy?

A POS death trap, uninspected junker with no brakes, and worn out tires.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 5:06:11 AM PST by Venturer
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So, the LAPD thinks that asking people who are breaking the law to get into the country, breaking the law by driving without a licens and breaking the law by driving without insurance should NOT also be bothered by THIS law?

The world is freakin' MAD! This idiot chief needs to be deported to the Mexico City and let him see how nice their government is to "illegal immigrants" in Mexico!
13 posted on 12/14/2011 5:11:54 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Doesn’t putting armed robbers in prison place an unfair burden on those engaging in that profession to redistribute wealth? Is that the next thing to phase out in LA?


14 posted on 12/14/2011 5:12:20 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: moonshinner_09

Somebody saw off Kalifornistan, and shove it out into the Pacific.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 5:30:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“Somebody saw off Kalifornistan, and shove it out into the Pacific”

Reminds me of Lex Luthor’s plan in Superman!


16 posted on 12/14/2011 5:38:10 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: moonshinner_09

Sound to me like Beck is committing open treason.


17 posted on 12/14/2011 5:41:50 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Lawbreakers spend more time in jail than honest folks, and it just ain’t fair...


18 posted on 12/14/2011 6:02:19 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: moonshinner_09

One area I worked in had a lot of illegal aliens. Our rule was the same for everyone. If you had no license, no proof you owned the car it got towed. The illegals really got hammered as they never had a license or any ID, nor did they have proof of ownership.
Tough titty said the kitty when the milk ran dry.
Beck is a traitor. He should be arrested. The LAPD union is right on the money.


19 posted on 12/14/2011 6:37:49 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: moonshinner_09

An illegal must commit another illegal act (speeding, reckless driving, drunk-driving or some other infraction)to be pulled over to have their cars placed in a position to be impounded due to other illegal acts such as being unlicensed, unregistered, uninsured, etc.

If illegals are disproportionately affected by impounds, could it possibly be as a result of disproportionate infractions of driving laws by illegals?

If that is the case, why is LA so anxious to put legal citizens at risk and allow them to keep their cars?


20 posted on 12/14/2011 6:38:03 AM PST by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: Venturer

That’s pretty much all most of them can afford.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 6:43:35 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 9:23:43 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 9:24:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


24 posted on 12/14/2011 9:24:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 9:24:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


26 posted on 12/14/2011 9:24:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


27 posted on 12/14/2011 9:25:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


28 posted on 12/14/2011 9:26:23 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


29 posted on 12/14/2011 9:26:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


30 posted on 12/14/2011 9:27:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


31 posted on 12/14/2011 9:27:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


32 posted on 12/14/2011 9:28:08 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: raybbr

No it’s all about amnesty one law at a time.


33 posted on 12/14/2011 9:28:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: moonshinner_09
...."who are a valuable asset to our community and who have very limited resources."

Disproportionate enforcement of the law with selective penalties based on one of the traits/conditions that our beloved FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has issued EEO edicts against: race, creed, national origin, etc. I guess Lady Justice really isn't blind, is she? Furthermore, I guess we need to start calling her Seniorita Justice, huh....

34 posted on 12/14/2011 9:32:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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