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http://thenewspaper.com/news/23/2302.asp

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California: Police Raid Car Enthusiast Gathering, Generate Revenue
Police raid Riverside, California parking lot to issue modified car tickets at local car enthusiast gathering.

Parking lot raidUsing $503,000 in federal and state gas tax revenue to pay for overtime, nine police agencies in Riverside, California sent more than one hundred police officers to surround a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Owners of imported sport compact cars had gathered at the Canyon Crossing shopping center on Friday night to swap stories, talk about their passion for cars and show off the latest enhancements to their rides. At around 11pm police surprised participants by blocking all exits with fifty police cruisers. Officers then began a warrantless search and interrogation operation of the 150 vehicles that were present.

"If you're not into street racing, why would you need that?" Riverside Police Traffic Sergeant Skip Showalter asked an enthusiast during a similar crackdown last year. "Why would you want more power going to your car?"

Police issued a total of forty-eight tickets for "engine modifications" with police accusing the owners of the parked vehicles of being street racers. Another fifty tickets were issued for paperwork violations, dark window tinting and lack of a front license plate. The most revenue, however, will be generated from the fees imposed on twenty vehicles that were confiscated. Despite labeling the parking lot raid as taking place at a "street racing venue," Riverside Police offered no evidence that any street racing actually took place.

Across the state, gas tax funds are regularly used to fund similar crackdowns that generate big revenue. In 2004, the California Highway Patrol issued a total of 101,553 "modified car" citations worth $10.5 million according to CHP data obtained by TheNewspaper.

Other law enforcement agencies participating in Friday night's raid included the California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and police from Baldwin Park, Fontana, Irwindale, Moreno Valley, Ontario and Mount San Jacinto Community College.


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Just easy money from an easy target.

Retarded, and they have no proof of street racing. Just absolutely retarded. However, alot of cars were not street legal and they should expect to be towed.


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glad i dont live in cali


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=107723.msg2205601#msg2205601 date=1207264760]
glad i dont live in cali
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QFTMFT. Indiana may have cars falling apart still driving on the roads and smoking, but it is worth it to not have to deal with all that garbage.


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fuck, riverside?
that's like close to me....
damn it!


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4th amendment should have protected most of them if they exercised the right. Without a warrant, police can't search unless you give them permission. I would have suggested to everyone to lock their doors and refuse any searches without warrants.



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[quote author=drdellorama link=topic=107723.msg2205635#msg2205635 date=1207265746]
fuck, riverside?
that's like close to me....
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don't go to any car meets! lol


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yea i rarely go to meets cause of my work schedule anyways
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Is what I wrote above good advice? This subject has me diving into google to look into court cases now. We should be better protected from this if we know our rights and know how to exercise them without getting into deep legal trouble. Who knows? There may be some cops that check these forums to see when the next meets are and then do what they want.



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