New Police Tactic

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on November 18th, 2010

In today's news, the latest insanity from the front lines….

Huntington Beach Might Post DUI Arrests on Facebook

Huntington Beach, CA.  Nov. 18
– Huntington Beach is considering a new tactic in its crusade against drunk driving: public shaming on Facebook.

The city's Police Department is looking into posting the names of suspected drunk drivers on Facebook, said Lt. Russell Reinhart…

Reinhart said the Police Department began looking for a new way to publicize drunk-driving arrests after the Huntington Beach Independent, a community newspaper published by The Times, stopped running listings of the arrests.


Note:  the police are destroying people's reputations — based upon an arrest, not a conviction.  There is nothing in the plans for retractions when those arrested are acquitted or have their cases dismissed.  

Note #2: Huntington Beach is not some quirky little town, but a metropolitan city of over 200,000 in Orange County, California – about 10 miles from my law offices.

  • RichardAlan

    I still have not found any work since my arrest on September 3, 2007, The “arbitrary opinion” of the man wearing a costume and a gun is financially ruining my life to this very day–And my case was dismissed, it was non alcohol related, and my reputation was never smeared in public. Just based on this mans arbitrary opinion somehow carried the notion that anything can be said about anyone and it somehow can magically be morphed into a crime based on “NO FACTS OR EVIDENCE”

  • RichardAlan

    So what / why haven’t the lawyesr created a solution to this problem for the people???

    My guess is that the Lawyers, judges and prosecutors are all on the same team, and all members of the same bar, and to actually create a solution to stop this madness would get a lawyer who does so disbarred. –? anyone?