LAPD: No license, no problema

More pandering to illegals, as inmates run the asylum

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has issued an edict to his officers instructing them to ignore the California state law requiring police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are illegal aliens with low-income jobs. Beck says the state’s impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine to get their car back. So as long as drivers can produce some form of I.D., proof of insurance and vehicle registration, they’ll be allowed to keep their car.

According to Beck, “It’s about fairness. It’s about equal application of the law.”

Opponents of Beck’s decision are irate, pointing to studies showing unlicensed drivers are among the most dangerous on the road. This 2011 AAA study titled “Unlicensed to Kill,” finds they are five times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes, DUI’s, and more likely to flee the scene of a vehicular crime.

Beck’s decision has angered Don Rosenberg, a resident of Los Angeles County, who lost his 25-year-old law student son, Drew, in a 2010 accident caused by an unlicensed driver in San Francisco — another California city with lax impound policies. The driver, who tried fleeing the scene, after repeatedly running over the victim, had previously been pulled over but was allowed to retrieve his car after a short time, months before killing Drew.

“It doesn’t matter to me who killed my son — what their nationality was. It was the fact that if  the law were followed, he’d be alive today,” the bereaved father said. “It’s more important that people who are in the country illegally get to drive than it is that people who are here get to live.”

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley wrote Chief Beck, saying his policy would be “invalid” in light of state law, which states a vehicle “shall be impounded.”

The liberal hierarchy of the Catholic Church has gotten involved in this issue. Cardinal Roger Mahony, former Archbishop of Los Angeles says, “A low-income person doesn’t have the ability to pay the fees after 30 days to get their car back.” Mahoney, a longtime pro-illegal activist said, “Basically, we’re just creating more punitive problems for them.” Here he ignorantly compares what he calls “Arizona’s dreadful immigrant law” to the systematic death camps of German Nazis and the forced labor gulags of Russian Communists.

Both Chief Beck and Cardinal Mahony should be ashamed.  No doubt they’re not.

10 Responses to LAPD: No license, no problema

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    “Both Chief Beck and Cardinal Mahony should be ashamed.”

    .unfortunately, when you have NO INTEGRITY, NO ETHICS, NO MORALS, NO RESPONSIBILITY and NO SENSE and do nothing but suck-up to the anti-American ideology of your lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist rulers, nothing can shame you.

  2. catsclaw says:

    Laws such as not issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens are often times intended as deterrents. But what else can we expect, it’s LA.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Charlie Beck works hand in glove with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, another illegal activist.
    Listen to him here. You’ll be shocked:

  4. Dennis O'Brien says:

    “Faith based” organizations and their leftist cohorts are beginning to get me down. I’m sick and tired of having priests, ministers, pastors and other clergy lecture us with the “we’re all God’s children” BS. I find myself beiieving far more in the rule of law more than in the doctrine of these liberals representing God. They sound like John McAmnesty. If you remember during the 2008 election, he couldn’t even recall the denomination he belonged to.

  5. Sgt. Preston says:

    The North Carolina legislature is this handling issue much differently. They are actually stiffening the penalties rather than giving illegal drivers a pass. Bravo!!

  6. Joe Evans says:

    Ashamed? They hide behind their badge and clerical robes and know no shame. We (voters, churchgoers and the silent) give them the power they have. We need to take it away from these pompous and pious fools.

    Question to Roger Mahony: Where are the ovens and gas chambers and the millions of dead you so stupidly reference? Where are the isolated Siberian hard labor prisons? How dare you make such comparisons! The real shame is that this liberal goon was made a Cardinal.

  7. ZOO says:

    What authority does Beck have to circumvent state law through “policy?” The LA County Attorney should immediately bring charges against Beck, and he should be suspended pending due process. But then this is Mexifornia, the suicide state. We need a wall along the Colorado.

  8. Hometown Guy says:

    On his blog, it notes that Cardinal Mahorny was born in Hollywood. With his wild showboating, he must think he’s an actor instead of a member of the clergy.

  9. Saguaro Sam says:

    This, per Capital Media Services in Phoenix:

    On Thursday, 03/22/12, State lawmakers refused to crack down on more than 1/2 million AZ drivers who are operating without insurance. A proposal by Rep. John Kavanagh (R., Fountain Hills) went down in a 7-6 vote. The proposal would have allowed police to impound vehicles of those who have not purchased the Legally Required minimum liability insurance.

    Foes of SB 1165 said there was too much chance that innocent drivers would end up having to walk home. (Read this sentence again and ponder the looney logic.)

    It is estimated that, in AZ, 12 percent of the 4.8 million drivers are Uninsured.

    Be careful out there.
    Is there anyone looking out for law-abiding citizens?

    • LD 7 PC says:

      Thanks for this insight, Sam.
      Rep.Kavanagh is a solid and bright conservative, so of course the legislative scales would tip against him. We have seen far too many instances where RINO Republicans slip out on votes or go along with the Dems. That’s what happened with the frauds known as Adam Driggs, Nancy Barto, Rich Crandall and others.
      Crandall is now willingly giving up his senate seat in order to help another anti-SB1070 new candidate with endless $$ resources oust the Honorable Russell Pearce as he attempts to regain his seat.