Saturday, October 24, 2009

No habla the law

This is pretty outrageous to say the least.

It seems to appear the law has been misapplied.

Dallas drivers have gotten 38 "no English" tickets since '06
By Anabelle Garay - Associated Press

DALLAS — This city’s police officers have improperly cited drivers for not being able to speak English 38 times in the past three years, Chief David Kunkle said Friday.

The discovery came after a woman was pulled over earlier this month for making an illegal U-turn and was given a ticket for being a “non-English speaking driver.”

The police chief said the citations are disappointing for Dallas, a city where Latinos make up 44 percent of the more than 1 million residents and nearly 45 percent speak a language other than English.

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