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Welcome to San Francisco, DMV Licenses Optional

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Mar 31, 2013 6:50 PM
Prosecutes conservative firearm owners.
In 2009, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a city policy that directed police not to impound the cars of unlicensed drivers if those drivers could find a licensed friend to drive away their car. The idea, then-police chief (now District Attorney) George Gascón told me at the time, was to help those who could not get a valid California driver's license because of their immigration status, as well as legal residents who could not afford to get a license or driver training.

City Hall's message was clear: San Francisco loves undocumented drivers.

It was a hare-brained scheme, given unlicensed drivers' dangerous tendency to...