Saturday, February 20, 2010

"Year of the Checkpoint"

Looks like the editorial staff of the Sacramento Bee, while not concerned for exactly the same reasons I am, wants courts to deal with some of the abuses of the drunk driving checkpoint system.

And I still don't think I'm too far off in my belief these checkpoints will not only increase in number, but scope as well. Especially when some local officials are proclaiming this the Year of the Checkpoint. Sounds like they're proud of them.

Sadly, once again, most of those commenting on the editorial don't seem to have any concerns about abuses. One comment even suggests cars should also be impounded for talking on one's cell phone while driving.

Those who would give up liberty...



At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Mr. Nice said...

This is a little off subject. I read this study

about drunk driving recidivism that found therapy and interlocks worked better than fines, jail, license suspension, etc.

This might kinna relate since on top of all the abuses of liberty with the random biological testing and property seizures, being fined and jailed doesn't do a thing to reduce repeat offender drunk drivers.

Seems dumb since the Scandinavian Myth has been published for 25 years that we still fine and jail people thinking that is gonna start working someday.


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