<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced a military-style checkpoint yesterday to stop cars this weekend in a Northeast Washington neighborhood inundated by gun violence, saying it will help keep criminals out of the area.
Starting on Saturday, officers will check drivers' identification and ask whether they have a "legitimate purpose" to be in the Trinidad area, such as going to a doctor or church or visiting friends or relatives. If not, the drivers will be turned away.</div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The checkpoint will stop vehicles approaching the 1400 block of Montello Avenue NE, a section of the Trinidad neighborhood that has been plagued with homicides and other violence. Police will search cars if they suspect the presence of guns or drugs, and will arrest people who do not cooperate, under a charge of failure to obey a police officer, officials said.</div></div>
Instead of taking a hardline with the criminals and putting more effort into capturing perpetrators of crime, the DC police will take a hardline with the general populace and impose martial law. All in the name of protecting the public, of course.
Seems reasonable......if you hate to have the freedom to travel.