Tell your friends not to drive by Rosita Park on Friday night!
“Officers may stop any vehicle at the checkpoint, which will be in the area of 1000 N. Newhope St., near Rosita Park. The checkpoint stops will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are scheduled to go until 1 a.m,” according to the O.C. Register.
If you think that these checkpoints are about stopping drunks, you are wrong. Too often these tactics are used to seize cars drive by immigrants and others who are unlicensed drivers.
To do this in Santa Ana, right now, while the U.S. Census is trying to conduct its 2010 Census, is ridiculous!
According to an O.C. Register Watchdog report, 79% of those arrested at SAPD DUI checkpoints are Latinos. And get this – the SAPD impounds, on average, 4.5 cars for every drunk driver they catch! Continue reading