Legal theft of vehicles will cease

December 27, 2011

A new law taking effect Jan. 1 will prohibit law enforcement from confiscating and towing vehicles of unlicensed drivers stopped at DUI checkpoints. [AssociatedPress]

The controversial practice has resulted in the taking  of thousands of vehicles and placing them in impound facilities, to be recovered at extraordinary costs.

Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) authored the bill after witnessing the fiscal fraud debacle in Bell, where the city raked in huge profits from the practice.

According to legislative sponsors of the new prohibition, many of those hardest-hit by the confiscations are illegal immigrants.

Because of the practice’s effect on entire community populations, some people have taken to scouting out information about the location and timing of sobriety checkpoints, and passing that information along.



  1. Slowerfaster says:

    Bigots prevail here . Most of the worst are Republicans. They reveal themselve. Old line Confederates…Traitors to America…by their own admission ! They HATE democracy, and demonstrate their vehemence at will ! They are the TEA Party Teabaggers that HATE everything …and will kill you and your family, if you let them.

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  2. Slowerfaster says:

    If these racists don’t like living in CALIFORNIA, then they should move to a state with an ANGLO-SAXON name.

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  3. shelworth says:

    It’s really not very hard to obey the law, get a driver’s license, buy insurance, don’t drive drunk. Ta-daaa. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for idiots that get caught doing stupid things.

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