In February, I wrote about LA Police Chief Charlie Beck wanting illegal aliens to be offered driver’s licenses. Beck suggested illegals were being disproportionately hurt by state mandated impound laws. Since he did not get what he wants, he’s just going to stop enforcing the law.
From Fox News.
The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days.
The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are immigrants who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD 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.
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. Police Chief Charlie Beck insists that it’s simply leveling the playing field.
So now it seems if you don’t have a driver’s license at all in Los Angeles, you’ll be free to drive on as long as you can show “some form” of ID, registration and insurance. Got that? The police commission just made state driver’s licenses an optional thing in Los Angeles.
Gee chief, doesn’t making illegal aliens with low-paying jobs buy insurance and paying registration fees unfairly burden them? Why should that be required? That’s the next logical step is it not?