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Hitting and Running

2012-12-06 20:07:30.285419+00 by petronius 1 comments

From LA Weekly : LA's hit-and-run accident rate is 400% higher than the national average. Apparently getting arrested for such is extremely unlikely. One solution suggested is giving illegal aliens driving licenses, as if getting deported is a worse fate than being convicted of felony hit and run.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-06 23:12:19.174539+00 by: Dan Lyke

If your options are getting hassled for driving without a license and deported, or maybe being convicted of felony hit and run, I can see why you might have an incentive to run.

The charge in the one jury trial I served on was "driving without a license", and it seemed an awful lot like in practice it was used as a "harass the illegals" tool.