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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by LadySkadi
Checkpoints are common, having a Judge Dredd on scene to stab you and take your blood is not common! The checkpoints were bad enough, but adding a Judge and Phlebotomist to every checkpoint is surely crossing the line.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
I find it interesting that so many of you are upset at the Florida plan, when this has been going on in Maui since the 90's! Probably before...
Its ironic, you are allowed by law to drive a motor vehicle to an establishment that is allowed by law to sell you adult beverages. It is a a known fact that a lot of people out there drive home intoxicated.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
I guarantee that driving at a 0.08 BAC level is barely noticeable
We wanted a highspeed train from Orlando to Tampa and Orlando to Atlanta, and we approved the plans and the funding at the polls, but the legislature decided they know more than us, they shot down the most popular parts of the bills, decided to fund the least popular portion of the rail, and then never began that process and a new legislature pulled that funding.
Originally posted by hadriana
I don't even drink, but when I saw this headline I cringed because I've got to go to Florida soon and it makes me not want to have to.
I believe that I am safest when I have to interface with cops the least. I consider them to be just as dangerous as criminals. Right or wrong, my body reacts that way - let me see some blue flashing lights behind me or at a road block and I get an adrenaline surge and start sweating, even as I have done nothing at all wrong driving my son to his acting class!
They used to have a lot of roadblocks in Georgia but they've not had so many lately. I am glad. They mostly do it at low income places so they can bust people for not buying insurance, because it is mandatory here.
I'm always really scared I won't be able to put my hands on my 'papers' or that one of my documents will be missing.
It reminds me of war movies about people in Germany in WWII.edit on 30-12-2010 by hadriana because: (no reason given)
Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:00 p.m. to Friday, December 31, 2010 5:00 a.m.
BAT Unit and remote booking transport provided at SR 60 & Parsons Ave. 293 Brandon Blvd. W., Brandon
The area of Eastern Hillsborough County will be targeted in an effort to reduce the number of crashes and deter those who may violate motor vehicular traffic laws.
Originally posted by Pharyax
Reminds me of the Nazi checkpoints looking for Jewish people.....
This Country is becoming more and more fascist.
I do agree with checkpoints to get those pathetic loser drunks off the street, but the 'no refusal' bit of it is worrying.. makes me wonder what other 'no refusal' type checkpoints they'll come up with besides busting drunks.edit on 12/30/2010 by Pharyax because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BigTimeCheater
Florida is among several states now holding what are called "no refusal" checkpoints.
It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test.
It's already being done in several counties, and now Unfried is working to bring it to the Tampa Bay area.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
reply to post by BigTimeCheater
A Judge is on site? Sounds like a new reality show and probably, will be.
Good gawd, can we end this insanity already?
2012 asteroid anyone?