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Travis Kiger votes down DUI Checkpoints in Fullerton

November 3, 2012
Travis Kiger votes down DUI Checkpoints in Fullerton

Councilman Travis Kiger votes down DUI checkpoint funding in Fullerton because he believes they are unconstitutional. When confronted by an actual attorney at the next council meeting (and actual truthful information), he is silent. Travis Kiger is an ammeter masquerading as a city councilman to do the bidding of puppetmaster Tony Bushala.

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Wilhite and Stewart families urge Fullerton City Council to reconsider $50000 DUI checkpoint grant

September 15, 2012
Wilhite and Stewart families urge Fullerton City Council to reconsider $50000 DUI checkpoint grant

The Fullerton City Council voted down a $50000 grant for DUI checkpoints on August 21. This action was led by Councilmen Travis Kiger and Bruce Whitaker. On August 28, numerous family, friends, and victims of DUI crashes came to speak at the City Council meeting, urging them to reconsider. This issue will be voted upon again on Tuesday, September 18. If you watch nothing else, fast forward to 11:45 and watch the very emotional plea by John Wilhite, the lone survivor of the DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, Courtney Stewart, and Henry Pearson. It is incredibly moving.

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Don’t Ban DUI Checkpoint Apps!

September 5, 2011
Don’t Ban DUI Checkpoint Apps!

Sen. Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) wants to control your smartphone. Yesterday, Schumer went after Google, Apple, and other smartphone-industry players who have refused to follow a “voluntary” request by him and Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Frank Lautenberg (DN.J.), and Tom Udall (DN.M.) that they ban apps that show where police are setting up driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints, speed traps, and the like. State officials are applying similar pressure (and are also claiming that all requests for compliance are “voluntary”). Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, is pushing for bans and so is Maryland’s Attorney General Doug Gansler, who likened the apps to “giving a robber the key and the alarm pad code to go rob a bank.” As a direct result of the pressure, Research in Motion, maker of Blackberry products, blocked the apps. But are apps that give citizens more information about what law enforcement is up to a bad thing? They clearly fall under First Amendment guarantees of free expression (that’s why lawmakers are saying their requests are “voluntary”). But perhaps more important, such apps actually minimize drunk driving and speeding – which is one of the reasons why police in places such as Travis County, Texas, are the ones entering the information for DUI checkpoint apps such as Trapster. As a Travis County cop puts it, if he can stop the problematic behavior without writing tickets or hauling people in, everybody is better off …

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