Original post made on May 9, 2008
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on May 9, 2008 at 9:37 pm
You've got to be kidding me Mr Editor! You believe that because only 4 people were arrested for drunk driving, that the officers involved in this DUI m checkpoint should go back to their "own turf" and catch their" own" drunk drivers. What happened to "community policing" that we are all supposed to believe in. A cop is a cop if they are in uniform doing their jobs no matter what the community they are working in. 4 drunks in Santa Rita saved me, my husband and my son for being killed in town on Monday. find out from the PPD if they are working from a grant, on top of any money from the agency involved in the DUI checkpoint. Here is an idea if you think that PPD should work alone in their quest to rid Pleasanton of drunk drivers, let's have them set up a DUI checkpoint outside the parking lot of the high schools the night of graduation when they arrive for the big party and see how many kids are drunk coming to this event? Would this be use of PPD time and money? I say hats off to the DUI checkpoints! This editorial is just another head in the sand attitude about what goes on in this community. "Community policing" mentality has made everybody spoiled and soft. It is the duty of law enforcement officers to "enforce" the law!
on May 10, 2008 at 12:20 am
My only complaint with this sobriety checkpoint is the fact that the time and location was announced long before the event took place. With this info it's easy to avoid an area.
If PPD is really serious - pick a location on a Fri./Sat. night, throw out the cones and get on with it.
Wonder if the person from ABI would have ridden in a vehicle with any one of the four that were arrested.
on May 10, 2008 at 9:49 am
Grow up! The law is the law. If there was no such law, then there wouldn't have been so many officers out busting drunks.
I love it when I read about officers busting the drunk...hooray!
I wonder how aaron, matt and 5.0 didn't get put away?
VIVA THE LAWS OF CALIFORNIA! HOORAY FOR THE ARRESTING OFFICERS!!!
POOR BABY....editor...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...