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(Yahoo)   You've recently been hit with two speeding fines so it's a great idea to get revenge by shooting glass balls as you drive past a manned speed camera van - they'll never know how to find you   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 19
    More: Dumbass, speed camera van, speed cameras, moving violation, Howard County, speeding, online degrees, glasses, reckless endangerment  
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6074 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jun 2012 at 10:34 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-28 03:23:06 AM  
must have lost his marbles......etc......
 
2012-06-28 06:29:09 AM  
Wow, that really takes some brass balls.

... wait, glass?!
 
2012-06-28 10:35:25 AM  
Just smear vasaline on the lenses.
 
2012-06-28 10:39:23 AM  
Live the dream, man. Live the dream.
 
2012-06-28 10:40:18 AM  
If more people did this, we wouldn't have that whole "Policing for Profit" corrupt mentality.

I'll buy him a drink if he's ever in denver.
 
2012-06-28 10:50:36 AM  
Silly Bruce, that's not how it's done.

Speed camera van? This calls for carpet tacks. The kind that get stuck in treads and flatten tires quickly, available practically everywhere. Remember to buy them out of town while visiting relatives and handle them with gloves. You won't stop their collection detail (I will spit in the face of anyone saying the word "safety" to describe it), but when they pull out to go home they'll need a tow truck. When they figure out the cost of 4 new tires every time they go out for their collection details, eventually they'll stop.
 
2012-06-28 10:55:11 AM  

zorlack7: If more people did this, we wouldn't have that whole "Policing for Profit" corrupt mentality.

I'll buy him a drink if he's ever in denver.


This. Police are merely agents to get the cities money. They are supposed to be there to protect and serve, but the only thing they protect and serve is the city's budget.

Guy is a hero.
 
2012-06-28 10:59:15 AM  
Link
We interviewed the guy, my first thought was that I'd buy him a beer!
 
2012-06-28 11:00:29 AM  
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/06/27/police-charge-ellicott-city-m an-for-damaging-speed-camera-van-endangering-operator/
Screwed that one up...
 
2012-06-28 11:01:28 AM  

zorlack7: If more people did this, we wouldn't have that whole "Policing for Profit" corrupt mentality.

I'll buy him a drink if he's ever in denver.


What "item", other than money, do you propose is used to elicit compliance with laws?

People always make the "they are in it for profit" argument without understanding / considering that the threat of loss of money is a pretty good deterrent to behavior that society deems unacceptable. Sure, there are times when it appears that police do things "for profit", but, when fining people is the method for deterring crime, it's pretty ridiculous to say "OMG THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY" every time a fine for something is mentioned.
 
2012-06-28 11:02:11 AM  
what the fark...why did it put a space between m and an?
 
2012-06-28 11:05:08 AM  

Silly Jesus: What "item", other than money, do you propose is used to elicit compliance with laws?

People always make the "they are in it for profit" argument without understanding / considering that the threat of loss of money is a pretty good deterrent to behavior that society deems unacceptable. Sure, there are times when it appears that police do things "for profit", but, when fining people is the method for deterring crime, it's pretty ridiculous to say "OMG THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY" every time a fine for something is mentioned.


Except it doesn't deter it and cities change the rules to generate more revenue. Often times, cities will set the speed limit arbitrarily low just for more fine money to come in. Same goes with red light cameras; often times, the cities lower the yellow light time, which increases accidents and generates more tickets.

If they were truly about safety, the money generated by tickets would be given as a tax refund or whatever and the enforcement would be the same. But when the majority of cops are out there looking for speeders rather than truly protecting the cities, you know it is just a cash grab.

Fark the police.
 
2012-06-28 11:19:20 AM  
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2012-06-28 11:19:51 AM  
I've got mixed emotions on this. I despise traffic cameras, but the van was obviously in a school zone and Maryland lets you drive 12 MPH over the speed limit before the camera busts you. That means you're basically doing 50% over the speed limit where there are plenty of kids around who don't always look both ways before crossing the street.
So if you're doing 40 in a 25 mph school zone, you not only deserve a ticket but a kick in the balls.
 
2012-06-28 11:21:47 AM  

machoprogrammer: Silly Jesus: What "item", other than money, do you propose is used to elicit compliance with laws?

People always make the "they are in it for profit" argument without understanding / considering that the threat of loss of money is a pretty good deterrent to behavior that society deems unacceptable. Sure, there are times when it appears that police do things "for profit", but, when fining people is the method for deterring crime, it's pretty ridiculous to say "OMG THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY" every time a fine for something is mentioned.

Except it doesn't deter it and cities change the rules to generate more revenue. Often times, cities will set the speed limit arbitrarily low just for more fine money to come in. Same goes with red light cameras; often times, the cities lower the yellow light time, which increases accidents and generates more tickets.

If they were truly about safety, the money generated by tickets would be given as a tax refund or whatever and the enforcement would be the same. But when the majority of cops are out there looking for speeders rather than truly protecting the cities, you know it is just a cash grab.

Fark the police.


CSB

The small town of North Hampton, Ohio was hammered by the state because they lowered the speed limit in the center of town, for about a one block radius, to 25. Of course, the cop was parked off that intersection with radar in hand. The lawsuit was that ODOT told them it was illegal for them to do that because it made it a speed trap and they said the area should be 35 mph as it was a state route going through residential. When the town refused to comply (for the cash cow would evaporate), ODOT came down on them and they eventually changed it.
 
2012-06-28 11:57:33 AM  
Trapster app.


over and done.
 
2012-06-28 01:22:01 PM  
Where can I contribute to his legal defense fund?
 
2012-06-28 01:53:07 PM  

Silly Jesus: there are times when it appears that police do things "for profit"


those "times" are all the time.
 
2012-06-28 06:41:36 PM  
Well, considering it was a van that had someone in it, he was twice as stupid...

I did see a website not that long ago, showing how people in England would take tyres (their spelling, not mine) and fill them with petrol (gas to us in the US) and toss them over the cameras, destroying the cameras... Do it enough and the camera stops getting repaired...

This being here in the USA, I'd say there are plenty of ways to avoid the tickets, mostly being not speeding, but considering he got tagged twice like this, he obviously didn't learn the first time where the farking camera van was or what it looked like...
 
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