Police Officers Accused Of Giving Tickets For Not Speaking English

October 24, 2009

Texas (ChattahBox) – In a shocking case several police officers are being investigated after it was found that they have been issuing tickets for the fake offense of not speaking English in the city of Dallas.

At least six officers are involved, and at least 39 tickets have been issued over a three year period. The fine was set for $204.

“I was surprised and stunned that that would happen, particularly in the city of Dallas,” Police Chief David Kunkle said in an official statement.

“In my world, you would never tell someone not to speak Spanish.”

The option for the ticket is technically a real one, referred in the citation computer as a ‘Non-English Driver’. However, it is meant for commercial drivers, and is a federal mandate that most divisions do not enforce.

The investigation started after a rookie officer accidentally used the offense, which has been used several times. It is not known if the other incidents were a misunderstanding, or a malicious offense.

The officers involved have not been named.



One Response to “Police Officers Accused Of Giving Tickets For Not Speaking English”

  1. Captain Obvious on October 25th, 2009 9:13 am

    Sure, the usual clowns will make this into some racist conspiracy against Latinos, “telling someone not to speak Spanish.” But that’s a load of crap. The rule is not “No Spanish allowed” but rather “English Required.”

    And it is required. The DMV is not supposed to issue licenses to people who are incapable of understanding English regulatory and safety traffic signs. Makes no difference if someone speaks Spanish, German, or Esperanto. They must speak English ALSO. The DMV has been failing in this responsibility for years, handing out licenses like candy to any drunk, stoned 14 year old with a pulse and a fake SSN. If police have to issue MORE citations so that people take their responsibility to be safe drivers seriously, then MORE power to them.

    Driving is a LICENSED priveledge, and therefore NOT a RIGHT.

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