So in perusing the LAPD website for info on the murder that took place a block from my house yesterday, I also found another press release there that lets me know our city’s law enforcement organization is having issues with that whole “element of surprise” concept:
Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint Notification
On September 3, 2004, the Los Angeles Police Departmentís West Traffic Division will be conducting a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard…
The release goes on to state that the purpose of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of accidents involving intoxicated and/or unlicensed drivers and boy howdy don’tcha know I’m all for that. But here’s a thought the LAPD brass oughta mull around: don’t shine such a spotlight on the exact location, date and time of the checkpoint and you might just snare more sobriety-challenged and/or license-deficient morons who will now be damn well sure to swerve shitfaced around some other part of town.