‘San Jose Means Business’ – Fines, Possible Jailtime Loom For Sideshow, Street Racing Promoters – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – The first major U.S. city to do so, San Jose had made promoting street racing or sideshows a crime, as city leaders continue to crack down on the illegal activity by pursuing every avenue possible.

“San Jose means business,” San Jose City Councilmember Maya Esparza told KPIX 5. “We don’t want sideshows or street racing in our city.”

Esparza co-authored the memo with Councilmember Dev Davis who has had large sideshows organized in her district in recent months.

“Don’t do it in San Jose, we are not interested in having any sideshows anywhere in our city,” said Davis.

A sideshow in San Jose. (CBS)

Those who promote sideshows or street racing, whether on social media, phone or word of mouth, can now face fines up to $1,000 and jail time up to six months.

“They’ve gotten smarter about how they advertise them on social media as well, and so we’re really just trying to shut down every single avenue that we can,”…

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