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14. Wall street journal: "Law Tests Alabama's Appeal" (to foreign investors)
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The checkpoint wasn't aimed at nabbing illegal immigrants, but rather at reducing crime and closing outstanding warrants, said Leeds police chief Byron Jackson.

The charge against Mr. Yada was dropped Thursday after he provided proof that he had a Japanese license, Mr. Jackson said.

Two weeks earlier, a Mercedes-Benz executive was arrested in Tuscaloosa County, also for failing to produce a valid driver's license. He was taken into custody at the police station, and later released on his own recognizance bond after a fellow employee brought his German license. The charge eventually was dropped.

Under the law, failure to produce a driver's license is a misdemeanor.

Some economic-development leaders say their jobs have become more difficult as a result of episodes like these, as well as national and international criticism that the immigration law harks back to Alabama's racist past.
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  -Alabama red-faced as second foreign car boss held under immigration law Newsjock  Dec-02-11 06:43 PM   #0 
  - I hope they do relocate  n2doc   Dec-02-11 06:45 PM   #1 
  - they ain't gonna relocate, it's too expensive  pitohui   Dec-02-11 06:48 PM   #3 
     - The mayor is defending him  CreekDog   Dec-02-11 07:23 PM   #10 
     - But those plants they want to attract.....  izquierdista   Dec-02-11 08:15 PM   #16 
     - As I understand it,  Frances   Dec-02-11 10:01 PM   #24 
     - Actually, the cop wasn't being a butthead. Hear me out---  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 05:54 AM   #31 
     - They may not move...  Doughboy71   Dec-04-11 01:17 AM   #55 
  - that's pretty whack  pitohui   Dec-02-11 06:46 PM   #2 
  - It's about intimidation, not enforcing the law..  Fumesucker   Dec-02-11 06:57 PM   #5 
  - An innocent man was publicly shamed and treated like a criminal.  aquart   Dec-02-11 07:01 PM   #6 
  - See my post at 31. The cop didn't follow the law.  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 06:11 AM   #34 
  - If the officers can't get passed the skin color  MadMaddie   Dec-02-11 07:47 PM   #12 
  - Lord that's funny.. How long will the stupid law be on the books?  annabanana   Dec-02-11 06:51 PM   #4 
  - Depends on the court challenges. There's already a few chips at it--  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 05:39 AM   #29 
  - wow...i don`t want to think just how pissed off honda is  madrchsod   Dec-02-11 07:10 PM   #7 
  - The idiot bigots in Alabama are getting a Karma lesson.  Odin2005   Dec-02-11 07:17 PM   #8 
  - this will make the rounds  KT2000   Dec-02-11 07:21 PM   #9 
  - Whoa on the road blocks to check ID  SpiralHawk   Dec-02-11 07:30 PM   #11 
  - THIS is what so many posters seem to be missing --document checkpoints!  CreekDog   Dec-02-11 08:45 PM   #18 
  - Yup. This is the freaking 'homeland' the republicons have been foisting  SpiralHawk   Dec-03-11 04:47 AM   #27 
  - All in the name of xenophobia. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-02-11 09:49 PM   #20 
  - I wonder if the police officer has relatives who served in WWII?  alp227   Dec-02-11 08:01 PM   #13 
  - Wall street journal: "Law Tests Alabama's Appeal" (to foreign investors)  alp227   Dec-02-11 08:11 PM   #14 
  - "The checkpoint wasn't aimed at nabbing illegal immigrants"  DBoon   Dec-02-11 10:33 PM   #25 
  - They "close outstanding warrants" by random roadblocks instead of arresting the guilty? WTF?  saras   Dec-03-11 02:30 AM   #26 
  - "swingeing"?  MilesColtrane   Dec-02-11 08:15 PM   #15 
  - It's an Alabama thing -  wordpix   Dec-02-11 09:54 PM   #22 
  - 'Draconian' in Brit-speak. nt  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 06:03 AM   #33 
  - One of Shake's words.  sofa king   Dec-03-11 07:03 AM   #36 
     - Those English think they're so fancy with their literate reporters!  MilesColtrane   Dec-03-11 12:15 PM   #47 
  - LOFRMAO  jberryhill   Dec-02-11 08:20 PM   #17 
  - Point of law--there's no provision for 'ticketing' in law. This guy was supposed to be 'detained.'  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 05:33 AM   #28 
     - "detained" can mean things short of arrest  jberryhill   Dec-03-11 07:38 AM   #38 
        - Detained pending verification under 8 USC 1373, is the specific language.  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 08:09 AM   #39 
  - ROFLMAO! I saw this coming from a mile away.  McCamy Taylor   Dec-02-11 09:17 PM   #19 
  - Another racist/xenophobic win. Lame.  ZombieHorde   Dec-02-11 09:51 PM   #21 
  - That's a good one! I know some people in MO that are still smarting over loss of GM jobs.  freshwest   Dec-02-11 09:55 PM   #23 
  - Talk about biting the hand that feeds them.  leveymg   Dec-03-11 05:50 AM   #30 
  - There is a Hyundai plant in AL, too. Think they'll go 3 for 3? They've got the Germans,  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 05:59 AM   #32 
  - What was he ticked for???  Gringostan   Dec-03-11 06:31 AM   #35 
  - I'd love to see the actual ticket. As I point out upthread, there's no  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 08:11 AM   #40 
  - We in Alabama provide comic relief to the rest of the nation.  trof   Dec-03-11 07:27 AM   #37 
  - Are you going to arrest a Korean executive outside the Hyundai plant, and complete the set?  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 08:13 AM   #41 
     - That AND a Chinese guy who's only PLANNING to locate a plant here.  trof   Dec-03-11 10:17 AM   #44 
  - Good ole police state check points, USA, USA.  sarcasmo   Dec-03-11 09:21 AM   #42 
  - Is Alabama a right to work state?  JNelson6563   Dec-03-11 10:08 AM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-11 10:42 AM   #45 
  - Worth the time to read the full article from the Guardian. Crops  coalition_unwilling   Dec-03-11 11:24 AM   #46 
  - Hey What?!  ThoughtCriminal   Dec-03-11 12:27 PM   #48 
  - I wonder if the judge who 'put him out of his misery' said "So solly".  bertman   Dec-03-11 05:50 PM   #49 
  - I guess the exec had too much class to say "Do you realize that I am you and your neigbors master?"  underpants   Dec-03-11 06:41 PM   #50 
  - WTF!  krabigirl   Dec-03-11 06:57 PM   #51 
  - Friend and his sister had their car tossed by Nevada troopers the other day.  bluedigger   Dec-03-11 07:09 PM   #52 
  - To arrest one foreign car-making executive...  Marnie   Dec-03-11 07:18 PM   #53 
  - A German and a Japanese... someone must not have been told...  Endangered Specie   Dec-03-11 10:16 PM   #54 
 

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