Wow! Look what happens in the news when you are in court or otherwise going about your day. You are so bombarded by celebrities hurling chairs or going to trial on theft charges, and the passing of a legend that I bet you miss when your representatives try to take away your right to know what’s going on.
Four Democratic senators on Tuesday penned a to Apple, Google, and to urge the companies to remove apps that provide users with information about DUI checkpoints.
"With more than 10,000 Americans dying in drunk-driving crashes every year, providing access to applications that alert users to DUI checkpoints is harmful to public safety," according to the letter, which was signed by Sens. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, and Mark Udall.
The senators asked the companies to remove the apps, unless the app creators remove DUI or DWI checkpoint functionality.
"One application contains a database of DUI checkpoints updated in real-time. Another application, with more than 10 million users, also allows users to alert each other to DUI checkpoints ," they wrote. "Giving drunk drivers a free tool to evade checkpoints, putting innocent families and children at risk, is a matter of public concern."
Surely, it’s not only the drunk drivers using the app, is it? Oh no, there's also that small bit about the Constitution requiring publication of these checkpoints, but I guess they are trying to avoid mentioning the law.