Red light cameras kill civil liberties and invite corruption
submitted 3 years ago by dcjogger from (courant.com)
[–]Northernflicker 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (1 child)
I received a $234 ticket in Seattle via camera for going 6 miles over the speed limit in a school zone last JULY -- that's right, school wasn't even in session and there were obviously no children in the photo they sent me to prove it was my car. A few weeks later, the headline in the Seattle Times asked "What will the city do with all the unexpected money they are receiving from violations detected with the new cameras?" My husband is a cosigner on my car and the infraction notice was addressed to both of us -- therefore the system is not even meant for behavior modification -- only to make money!
[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
$234, that's getting off easy. Ours in LA are upwards of $450+.
[–]sodasplash 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (2 children)
They also make traffic verifiably less safe. I did a major study on this maybe 10 years ago. A lot of people saw the light and many of them were removed. Sad to see they are making a comeback.
[–]DrStrangelove 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (1 child)
They absolutely make traffic less safe. My city has a ridiculous and growing number of red light and photo-radar cameras. Now, the instant a light turns yellow people slam on their brakes. Good times for tow companies and body shops though, and the private (out of state) companies who sell and operate the cameras and radar vans.
LA had them then removed them.
[–]dcjogger[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (1 child)
The USA is now an immoral bankrupt warmongering police state flooded with illegal immigrants.
Americans either don't know or want to know that the US is collapsing or think that nothing can be done to save the USA.
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Saving the USA is probably not possible now, but we must try to wake up people so that they can be allies when the US Ponzi economy collapses.
Wake Americans up by talking about how the elites control the government, media, Hollywood, and Wall Street. Tell people to buy guns, gold, and food. Keep it simple. Ask open-ended questions. Avoid talking about odd theories like Bigfoot, Freemasons, or UFO's. Don't force people to adopt your point of view. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force him to drink.
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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to say nothing.
You have to live with your conscience.
[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Infowars as #2? Bad bot.
[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Life may be all fun and games now in the USA, but as offshoring increases, illegal immigration rises, hard-working Americans die off or dropout due to higher taxes and more regulations, the national debt climbs, there is more terrorism as the result of illegal American wars, the police become more brutal enforcing draconian decrees, the US Ponzi economy and stock markets collapse, cash is banned, Americans are implanted with microchips, and real crises and false flags are used to force Americans to go to the gulags and finally to the gas chambers and ovens, will Americans wish that they had spoken out earlier against the dangers of wars, debt, and tyranny?
You know the US has become batshit insane today when:
The answer to endless wars is more wars.
The answer to the police state is more tyranny.
The answer to a dead economy is starting a trade war.
The answer to regulations is more laws.
The answer to endless debt is more debt.
The US is a police state now. Americans should be out in the streets with pitchforks and torches, but instead they would rather shut up, cover their ears, and put their heads in the sand.
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