SLAB Weekend

A Galveston police officer measures the width of a vehicle stopped on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston on Saturday, April 24, 2021.


Local and state groups argue city traffic and crowd-control efforts during an April 24 car event, which included measuring the width of vehicles for violations, scores of traffic stops and 50 arrests, was an example of racial profiling.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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(3) comments

Phill Sean

Mardi Gras crowds are worse than slab. The motorcycle event brings in the same crowds as slab. Having a promoter does not make large events better. Police do a great job and are put in bad positions with all large events, not just during slab event.

Carlos Ponce

So the laws against having car extensions beyond a certain size are racist? I don't think so.

Karen Sawyer

Is that the entitlement for slab drivers? When it is against the law its against the law.

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