Sunday, December 21, 2008

DUI Checkpoints?

A couple of observations about this morning's "DUI Checkpoint" article in the JSOnline.

1) Who would have imagined that Jimbo Doylie would pose for holy pictures? He says he endorses checkpoints, (but he knows full well that a bill will NEVER come to his desk.)

2) If we want a high-probability DUI checkpoint, it should be placed at the Legislature's parking-lot exit. You'll get more than a 1/2 of 1% hit-rate.

3) I think "Snarlin' Marlin" may be a hero, albeit tragically flawed. Why the accolade?

"We're already building a surveillance society where we keep track of everything everybody does." he said. "All their purchases, their medical history, their driving record . . . and now we're going to engage (in) this kind of surveillance? One technology at a time, we are building a fascist state. That's strong language, I know, but it is, in my view, very frightening."

He's right, you know.

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