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    CHICAGO — A Texas police chief apologized Friday after at least 39 people received traffic tickets because they couldn't speak English.

    "I was surprised and stunned that that would happen in the city of Dallas because we are a very, very diverse city," Dallas police chief David Kunkle said at a press conference.

    "I apologize to the Spanish speaking, Hispanic community."

    The incident came to light after a woman went to court to challenge a ticket issued by a young officer which cited her for being a "non English speaking driver."

    Kunkle said his department reviewed its records and found that 38 similar tickets had been written in the past three years by six different officers.

    All fees will be refunded and the police will ask for all convictions to be reversed, he said.

    The department is also considering dereliction of duty charges against the officers involved and the sergeants who reviewed the citations.

    Kunkle said the misunderstanding of state law could have stemmed from an effort to shift to an electronic citation system.

    Lists of citations were distributed which included a federal statute which requires drivers of commercial vehicles to have sufficient proficiency in English to operate the vehicle safely.

    "As far as I know with our commercial vehicle enforcement we've never written any citation according to the federal statutes," Kunkle said, adding that the police department does not have the capacity or desire to test English proficiency.

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    Wouldn't not speaking English need to be against the law in order to be ticketed for it?

    Cops are stupid sometimes.

    I do believe everybody in America should speak English though. Duh.
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    I hate it when people don't speak American.

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    reminds me of another story where a guy bought a Taos NM hotel and in trying to turn it around, demanded that all his hispanic workers speak only English on the job. OK I can see that, if he wants to know what's going on with his workers, they need to speak a common language, but this is an area of NM where Spanish is the prevalent language...he should have done a little research, but still, he has the right to declare what language is spoken in his business...


    where he went overboard tho was in demanding all the workers use the Anglicized version of their name...."Jose", you are now "Joe" and Juan, you are now John!!!!!!!!!!! stupido!

    what would this guy do if he bought a hotel and they had people working there with names like Laquisha? Or Stavros? or Jan? or Pavel? I know a lot of people who were born here and have names that go back to their family roots, would they all have to change? dumb move. now they are calling him a racist, I think he's a little bit racist and a whole lot of control freak.

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