Sobering subsidy

Sobering subsidy

Pasadena police to use grant funds to help fight drunken driving

By André Coleman 12/05/2013

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The Pasadena Police Department will use a $136,370 grant to bolster its DUI enforcement program. 
 
The grant was awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Traffic Safety Administration.

"Traffic safety ranks among the highest priorities of the Pasadena Police Department," said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez in a prepared statement. "Collisions have claimed seven lives in Pasadena this year and the programs sponsored with this grant will assist us in our goal of reducing collisions."

Driving while under the influence is among America's deadliest crimes. In 2011, 774 people were killed and more than 24,000 were injured in alcohol- and drug-impaired crashes in California.
 
In Pasadena during 2011, one person was killed and 15 people were injured. Crashes involving alcohol have been shown to drop by up to 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. Checkpoints have proven to be the most effective of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent and are supported by nearly 90 percent of California drivers.

The special DUI checkpoint grant is to assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol- and other drug-related collisions in the community. The grant activities will specifically target offenders as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

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(This article reads like a government press release.)

Hey kids, break out the colonoscopy videos!

How nice is that, the California Office of Traffic Safety has seasonally instructed Pasadena's police department to enhance its gangbanging criminal street-creds by bribing the local badge-danglers to functionally ignore the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and cast a road block-style, indiscriminate dragnet in a perpetual search of greater cash-confiscating revenue-sources!

What, do you really think only "drunks" will be targeted? What them jackboots are out to do is confiscate as much cash as possible from the local rubes (and their holiday-visiting family members) for whatever flaw they deem actionable so that their own trips to Santa-land can be so much merrier. Indeed, no profiled violation will go un-ticketed (unless of course it looks to be committed by a friend, extended family member, or PU cohort).

Hell, if they're feeling really frisky, they may also get some "stick" time in or shoot another juvenile Negro (or something like that), or perhaps even embark on a teenager-targeting molestation spree. One thing's for sure, they'll have all their military-surplus hardware out on display so that you (we all, that is) know not to phuck with them while they're having fun.

Enjoy your perpetually expanding, Police-State-monitored, holiday everybody ~

DanD

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posted by DanD on 12/05/13 @ 11:17 p.m.

Dan, replace the tin-foil on your head with the knit cap you made while on psychiatric lock down, stand out on the cold sidewalk and watch what goes on at a DUI check point. You'd be surprised as to how the fcuk wrong you are.

posted by russmen626 on 12/06/13 @ 10:43 p.m.

russmen626;

Just read the bluelinks and drown in the conspiracy-facts ... what's your badge number anyway, you shill-slime fool.

DanD

posted by DanD on 12/07/13 @ 04:52 p.m.

Conspiracy-facts about "legal" LE theft:

http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/10/wh...
http://www.ij.org/california-civil-forfe...

http://www.ij.org/policing-for-profit-th...
http://www.ij.org/asset-forfeiture-repor...

http://www.ij.org/california-civil-forfe...

If LE Gangbangers set up a roadblock for whatever reason, then that roadblock HAS to produce (a minimum of) revenue, else the whole adventure becomes (to those gangbanger's bosses) a complete failure.

A displeased boss will always result in less take-home pay.

DanD

posted by DanD on 12/07/13 @ 05:36 p.m.

Dan, keep it on the down low, but a drove past a motor cop the other day and he had a cash register strapped to the back of his motorcycle. They've done it Dan, they collect all the money right out in the field, cuts out the middleman. Organize the gang, secret meeting in your bunker this Wednesday, I'll bring a cheese plater.

posted by russmen626 on 12/09/13 @ 08:24 p.m.

russmen626;

Your attempts at humor are pathetic, or are you attempting to elicit pity?

DanD

posted by DanD on 12/11/13 @ 10:45 a.m.
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