VIDEO: City Council wants to Shut Down DWI Checkpoints to Protect Illegals
DWI Checkpoints should be a non-controversial thing. Think of it as common sense drunk driving reform. It's to protect other drivers in case you had one too many Appletinis. It's a case of local government protecting people. Generally, we're all on board except for those of us who can't put our index fingers on our noses. Non-controversial, unless it crosses the left's anti-ICE agenda. Then DWI checkpoints make illegal immigrants uncomfortable. And the Charlotte City Council needs to step in.
Leaders raised new concerns about sobriety checkpoints at last night's Charlotte City Council meeting after a saturation patrol coincided on the same day and the same side of town as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid.
Oh dear, we wouldn't want to make drunk illegals feel squeamish.
Council members were supposed to be approving a generally non-controversial grant for the city's DWI task force, which they ultimately did, but not before heated discussion.
CMPD said the fact that one of the ICE raids fell on the same day, but different time as a local DWI saturation patrol was simply a coincidence.
CMPD said its DWI task force makes enforcement decisions without consulting with federal counterparts and is not given any forewarning of potential ICE raids. Instead, the DWI task force is focused strictly on keeping the roads safe.
Here's a compromise. Keep the DWI checkpoints. Don't drink and drive. Seem fair?
If you're an illegal immigrant who gets caught at a checkpoint drinking and driving, meh. Sorry, caught is caught. Fair is fair. You drunk. You driving. You illegal.
Another idea: let ICE do ICE despite what leftists say about ICE doing ICE (See Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks ICE. Also, An MS-13 Gang Member Murdered Someone in Her District and Former ICE Director Thomas Homan Responds to Ocasio-Cortez, Calls Her an “Embarrassment”), and let local police keep their streets safe. If they happen to overlap, chalk it up to a foreign government concept: efficiency.