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Comments made by mszalkie

Latinos Are Majority In Escondido, But Feel Targeted By Police

I listend to this story as i drove my children to school here in Escondido this morning and was not at all happy with the way Law Enforcement was portrayed in this story. The obvious slant of this story was that the non latinos in Escondido are ganging up on the poor undocumented and persecuting them without cause. The problem is these people are Breaking The LAW when they invade our country. They can't legitimately get a drivers license. Insurance for thier vehicle, I don't even want to go there.

Ive been driving for nearly 30 years. I have been stopped in checkpoints here and elsewhere (in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois) to verify that I should be allowed to drive on the roads. In the old days the phrase "license registration and insurance" were the common request. Here in California I don't recall any one asking for insurance, in fact, I'm pretty sure some group wasted their time and money erecting road blocks to officers asking that question. The bottonm line, you make sure you have the right paperwork with you or you get to visit the court to clear things up. These measures are nothing new and law enforcement uses them because they work to keep our roads and towns safer.

October 8, 2010 at 10:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )