Checkpoints this weeked / Retenes este fin de semana (25-27/feb/2010)

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Por fin la cuestión de los retenes ha salido a la luz, debido a una investigación llevado a cabo en la Universidad de California y publicado a través del New York Times y PBS, entre otros.

At last, the issue of the checkpoints has come to light, thanks to an investigation done aat UC Berkeley and published in the New York Times and PBS, among others.


La investigación analiza las cifras producidas por distintas agencias de autoridad pública y concluye que el retén es más eficaz para aplicar leyes antimigrantes, como la discriminación que prohibe licensias a conductores indocumentados, que para contrarrestar los conductores ebrios. Además, recalca que las encautaciones de autos resulta con grandes ganancias para municipalidades.

The investigation examines figures from various law enforcement agencies and concludes that the checkpoint is a much more effective tool to enforce anti-immigrant laws such as the discrimination that prohibits licensing of undocumented drivers, than it is to halt drunk drivers. Furthermore, it points out that checkpoints are a cash cow for the municipalities that use them.

Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana

"Throughout February and March" "Durante los meses de febrero y marzo" (impreciso)

LAS CRUCES (NM) - "New Mexico State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints around Las Cruces throughout February and March" (http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_14467770)

Jueves / Thursday (25/feb)

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CA) - "Sheriff's deputies will be conducting a vehicle safety checkpoint at Rochester Avenue and Stadium Parkway in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday." (http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_14455150)

UPLAND (CA) - "The Upland Police Department will conduct a DUI /driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. Thursday to 1:15 a.m. Friday." (http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_14463598)

"This weekend" "Este fin de semana" (impreciso)

BUCKS COUNTY (PA) - "State police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Bucks County this weekend." (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2010/february/24/sobriety-checkpoint-slated-for-weekend.html)

FORT MYERS (FL) - "DUI sobriety checkpoint sometime this coming weekend beginning Friday, Feb. 26. The operation will take place at an undisclosed location in the city of Fort Myers" (http://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/514921.html)

Viernes / Friday (26/feb)

SANTA ANA (CA) - "Officers may stop any vehicle at the checkpoint, which will be in the area of 1000 N. Newhope St., near Rosita Park. The checkpoint stops will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are scheduled to go until 1 a.m." (http://www.ocregister.com/news/checkpoint-236094-police-impaired.html)

LAFAYETTE (Louisiana) - "A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday. The Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the OWI checkpoint within the incorporated areas of Lafayette" (http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20100225/NEWS01/100225009/OWI+checkpoint+planned+for+Friday)

SOUTH LAFOURCHE (Louisiana) - "Sheriff's deputies will man an insurance checkpoint in south Lafourche between 9 a.m. and noon." (http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20100223/HURBLOG/100229826/-1/OBITS?Title=Deputies-to-staff-insurance-checkpoint-Friday-in-south-Lafourche)

VICTORVILLE (CA) - "San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville station officials will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday ...from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., authorities will also check to make sure drivers are properly licensed and have valid insurance." (http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/checkpoint-17516-friday-scheduled.html)

Sábado / Saturday (27/feb)

REDLANDS (CA) - "Redlands police said they will operate a sobriety checkpoint from 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the southbound lane of Alabama Street between Park and Orange avenues." (http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_14464274)

La próxima semana / Next week

HOBOKEN (NJ) - "Hoboken police will be conducting a DWI checkpoint somewhere in the mile square city over the course of the first weekend in March." (http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/02/hoboken_police_to_conduct_dwi.html)

Viernes / Friday (5/mar)

ATWATER (CA) - "The Atwater Police Department said it would conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint March 5." (http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/02/24/1325981/atwater-pd-to-conduct-duidl-check.html)

En dos semanas / In two weeks (17/mar)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (TN) - "The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of March 17 on SR-149 at Montgomery/Stewart County Line in Montgomery County." (http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20100224/NEWS01/2240323)