|The Mission Statement of the LAPD|
It is the mission of the Los Angeles Police Department to
safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the
incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working
with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our
mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times
conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain
Fast Track to Anarchy
a shocking display of disregard for the protection of innocent lives,
the Los Angeles Police Department has announced that it will ignore
California impound laws “amid concern of fairness to illegal
According to a frustrating and worrisome news report aired by Fox
News on March 22, 2012, the LAPD will soon start ignoring a California
state law that requires police to impound 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.”
Bottom line, the LAPD has taken the law of the State of California
into their own hands, arbitrarily deciding which laws to enforce.
There are so many things wrong with this decision that it boggles the mind!
First of all, invoking the issue of fairness turns reason on its
head. The immigration laws, at their core, are about fairness and have
two primary objectives: to protect American lives and protect American
jobs. Those laws are completely oblivious to race, religion or ethnicity
and draw on a single distinction: whether or not someone is a citizen
or an alien.
What could be fairer than that?
The harsh reality is that people are killed by unlicensed drivers
every day. A car in the hands of an unlicensed driver often becomes a
lethal weapon. If unlicensed pistol owners are subject to arrest and
prosecution, why should unlicensed drivers not be punished for their
How fair is it for innocent victims to die at the hands of unlicensed motorists?
“It doesn’t matter to me who killed my son — what their nationality
was. It was the fact that if the law were followed, he’d be alive
today,” Dan Rosenberg told Fox News. His 25-year-old son, Drew, was
killed by an unlicensed driver in San Francisco, a city with lax impound
policies. The driver had previously been pulled over but was allowed to
retrieve his car after a short time just a few months before the
Are we living in such a mixed up, politically correct world where it
is more important to provide a ride to work to an illegal alien than it
is to protect Rosenberg’s son…and many others like him?
Our message to future illegal aliens is clear. Not only is our
federal government happy to place them on a “pathway to United States
citizenship,” as the President and other political leaders have often
stated, it is now clear that their presence in our country is so
welcomed that local police will now ignore important laws designed to
save lives simply to make life “fairer” for illegal aliens.
But what could be even scarier than those points (if that’s possible)
is the underlying direction of this policy. The U.S. is a nation of
laws where all people could and should expect equal protection under the
law. Laws are supposed to protect our safety and create order.
Laws are not supposed to be items on a menu where politicians and law
enforcement officers pick and choose what they like. In fact, the
opposite of the rule of law is anarchy, defined as “a state of
lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental
What could come next?
We are standing on a slippery slope, indeed, and the recent decision
in California to not impound vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers
serves to slather ever more grease on that slope! Actions such as this
one put us on the fast track to anarchy.