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Police: “Why would you want more power going to your car?”

Police in California are ticketing owners of cars with engine modifications.

“If you’re not into street racing, why would you need that?” Riverside Police Traffic Sergeant Skip Showalter asked an enthusiast during a similar crackdown last year. “Why would you want more power going to your car?”

Police issued a total of forty-eight tickets for “engine modifications” with police accusing the owners of the parked vehicles of being street racers. … The most revenue, however, will be generated from the fees imposed on twenty vehicles that were confiscated. Despite labeling the parking lot raid as taking place at a “street racing venue,” Riverside Police offered no evidence that any street racing actually took place.

So now you’re guilty because it looks like you’re preparing for a crime? Are these cops aware of the corners they’re cutting?

By George Donnelly

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