I'm referring to the Stockton police department, which a KCRA news report said that they are looking for cars involved in sideshows that residents were saying there are getting tired of. So I've decided to look deeper into the report and quickly found out for myself that there are Bay Area ties.
POLICE ACCUSATIONS OF BAY AREA RACING?
Bay Area Racing, founded by Dean Hodel, has been responsible for implementing several events both at public places and on public city streets around San Jose, Milpitas, unincorporated Santa Clara County, Stockton, and Tracy. One of my blogs have previously said that Bay Area Racing being accused by police departments in Milpitas, San Jose, Fremont, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff of organizing the event outside 99 Ranch Market at Milpitas Square. Hodel was responsible for being part of what was the making of the "Bay Area Racing Movie" or "BAR Movie" for short until the movie plans were cancelled.
I also indicated in my blog about residents in San Jose being awakened by the loud roar of cars on several major public roads throughout the city, including some San Jose State University professors that live near the affected areas. When a KCRA news report highlighted Stockton police of describing many residents getting sick and tired of screeching cars, San Jose is not the only city that local residents are sick and tired of. Stockton police have decided to take action and swarm the cities of Sacramento and Modesto looking for cars that participated in the sideshows. It still remains unclear if San Jose, Milpitas, or the Santa Clara County Sheriff is also doing the same. My investigation also revealed that Bay Area Racing has made falsified promises of having "no burnouts" in a poster that went up on Instagram in late January.
#BARmeet tonight at @hookah_palace_stockton bet you all didn't expect that one. Trying to show the valley and sac some love. The bay can't have all the fun. 8pm tonight. footrace winner gets a #BARgear tshirt and a free hookah. Repost, tag a friend, share, like, the whole 9. See you tonight! #BayAreaRacing #BARmovie #BARmeet
A FEW CITATIONS SO FAR
My year-long investigation into the involvement of Bay Area Racing uncovered a few citations by the San Jose police department, but more cars have yet to be found. So far, I found that San Jose police has not released any information relating to citations and criminal charges involving Bay Area Racing, as do the Stockton police department, leaving me unanswered questions including to any information about his headquarters, and what his motivation behind the founding of Bay Area Racing.
Just Found a box of cards I had made back in the myspace days. Box is dated May 2008. Our headquarters and media team has grown so much since then, but the style and the types of racing we cover have not. Cars & Bikes , Street & Track, California Style. . Thanks again everyone for all the support after all these years. I've seen many faces come and go, the hard core ones are still out there, we see you guys👍 #BayAreaRacing
Some San Jose and Stockton residents do want Hodel in jail for planning, promoting, participating, organizing, and executing the event despite that he is not directly involved in any of the races in San Jose, Milpitas, Tracy, and Stockton. This is already true in other countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore, where planning, promoting, participating, organizing, and executing the illegal stunts could land anyone directly in jail and include other forms of punishments including longer jail sentences for the former and caning for the latter country. Singapore, in particular, has a very low tolerance for anyone trying to promote illegal street racing and burnouts on public roads - participants in the race under their definition includes every person from the racing organizer to participants.
Despite Hodel's promises to look for a venue in Santa Clara County that handles legal street racing, questions still remain up in the air as to whether Stockton and/or San Jose police will be using the same tactic as what Singapore and Hong Kong does to crack down on all forms of illegal racing on public roads.
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Original Work: Kyle Chak