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(NJ.com)   Red light traffic cams in Newark: Some people approve of them. Some people hate them. Some people shoot them   (nj.com) divider line 35
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2012-08-11 01:58:40 AM  
Surprised it isn't done more around here (E. Texas)
 
2012-08-11 03:28:00 AM  
Great. Now they'll be able to justify installing 360-degree cameras at all intersections to protect the cameras.

Good jerb, fella.
 
2012-08-11 04:09:34 AM  
Good.

Bash them with baseball bats.
 
2012-08-11 05:39:24 AM  
Is the Hero tag on vacation?
 
2012-08-11 05:40:28 AM  

baka-san: Surprised it isn't done more around here (E. Texas)


There aren't as many red light cameras in E. Texas. I know the one in the parking lot of Jucy's on Marshall in Longview got taken out on a regular basis.
 
2012-08-11 05:42:10 AM  
The camera snapped. Someone(or several someones) felt it necessary to return the favor.

It's called courtesy.
 
2012-08-11 05:47:58 AM  
Someone hates these cams!
 
Skr
2012-08-11 05:48:45 AM  
I was hoping it was with a paintball gun. Not that I feel bad in the slightest that the camera was temporarily perforated.

"They are polarizing devices. Motorists and some politicians consider them Big Brother contraptions that are little more than a money grab by municipalities. Mayors and some police officers tout them as devices that reduce accidents while bringing much needed revenue to towns."
That's a pretty clear line of who is who and according to that both sides agree it is for the money heh.
 
2012-08-11 06:02:25 AM  
I do not approve of my picture being taken w/o my permission.
Those gadgets would not be tolerated where I live!
 
2012-08-11 06:11:11 AM  
Interesting but I think I'm gonna have to get creative to get rid of speed bump on my street. It is a short street and there two others before the block ends. Anyone got any ideas? I would a really like some help dealing with this problem.
 
2012-08-11 06:24:52 AM  
Shoot first, ask questions later

/ It's the American way
 
2012-08-11 06:30:44 AM  
...Some people shoot them

Yo!
www.pentacel.com
 
2012-08-11 06:49:27 AM  
The good part of this is the shooter took out their rage on an piece of equipment and not a person. I expect the legislature to pass an additional fee on people who go through the traffic court system. The Red Light Camera maintenance and protection charge.
 
2012-08-11 07:24:35 AM  
Attack the electronics cabinet on the ground. That will take a much longer time to repair.
 
2012-08-11 07:33:44 AM  
Kill the light Hymie.
 
2012-08-11 07:36:51 AM  

jjorsett: Attack the electronics cabinet on the ground. That will take a much longer time to repair.


you could fill the cabinet with salt water, or discharge a few dry-chemical fire extinguishers into it followed by water.

Are those cameras really small, or are those bullet holes pretty big? Seems more like a job for a rimfire rifle loaded with CB shorts or some other low-report round
 
2012-08-11 07:39:29 AM  
That's a shame.
 
2012-08-11 08:05:17 AM  
I approve and will provide ammo
 
2012-08-11 08:16:08 AM  
Nice grouping.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-11 08:17:14 AM  
What's the smallest caliber that does a good job on these cameras?

On June 19, the state announced it was suspending 63 of the cameras - including all 19 in Newark - over concerns amber lights did not give motorists enough time to get through intersections. The suspension was lifted July 25 after the state said all cameras were found to meet standards.

Cities said the cameras met standards. Professional engineers not working for the city or state found the intersections did not meet standards.
 
2012-08-11 08:33:14 AM  
Not only do these raise cash, but they also decrease quality of life for those who have to deal with drivers overcompensating when stopping at intersections and creating traffic flow irregularities.

Speed cameras are even better. Nothing like cruising along at 5 below the limit and having to brake suddenly as drivers in front see the camera at the last second and panic brake to 20 MPH in a 55 zone.

If you approve of speed/red light cameras you are either ignorant, stupid, or evil. (Or a combination of the above)
 
2012-08-11 08:35:25 AM  
Small plastic tube for occlusion and a hidden cheapo laser pointer hidden in the bushes is also fun.
 
2012-08-11 08:47:39 AM  
Low-flow toilets
CFL lightbulbs
Energy-efficient cars
Red light cameras

All of our cherished freedoms have been stolen. Welcome to the Soviet Union of America.

/yes that's trolling
 
2012-08-11 09:00:43 AM  

wildcardjack: There aren't as many red light cameras in E. Texas. I know the one in the parking lot of Jucy's on Marshall in Longview got taken out on a regular basis.


That's cause it's in a crappy spot, and cars keep hitting it...

Now 4th and Hawkins...

Easy shot.

bigfatdave: Are those cameras really small, or are those bullet holes pretty big?


this option.
 
2012-08-11 09:47:21 AM  

bigfatdave: jjorsett: Attack the electronics cabinet on the ground. That will take a much longer time to repair.

you could fill the cabinet with salt water, or discharge a few dry-chemical fire extinguishers into it followed by water.

Are those cameras really small, or are those bullet holes pretty big? Seems more like a job for a rimfire rifle loaded with CB shorts or some other low-report round


The folks in Newark who are likely to be armed generally do not carry rifles. Or 0.22s. You'd be more likely to find 9mm and 0.38s. Usually cheap ones. Maybe a 0.357 or 0.45 if somebody is particularly showy. They don't use them for target practice, red light cameras notwithstanding.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-11 09:49:10 AM  
MBrady

I attended a similar meeting. There was a report showing the town had no lights with accident problems related to red light running. I pointed out deficiencies in existing signals, like post-mounted signals that became invisible in afternoon sun. A few people complained about others' driving. There was a long talk about how to structure the program for revenue (e.g. by not putting points on licenses). The selectmen voted for cameras. The selectmen did not get red light cameras because they are illegal here and the state refused to make an exception.
 
2012-08-11 09:57:03 AM  
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2012-08-11 10:07:09 AM  
Across the pond, they have ways of dealing with speed and red-light cams as well.
 
2012-08-11 11:56:36 AM  

ChubbyTiger: The folks in Newark who are likely to be armed generally do not carry rifles. Or 0.22s. You'd be more likely to find 9mm and 0.38s. Usually cheap ones. Maybe a 0.357 or 0.45 if somebody is particularly showy. They don't use them for target practice, red light cameras notwithstanding.


Yes, I'm aware of what common service/defense calibers are. BUT...
... You don't take out a traffic device with your carry handgun, you rent a van for cash from somewhere sleazy and shoot the camera out laying prone in the rear, with a quiet rifle, taking consideration for where any passing-through bullets might land. Or from an alley. As the only guns I have that are quiet without a supressor are rimfires of the manual repeating variety, loaded up with urban pest control rounds (hah! they're designed for other urban pests, but it applies here, too!) That's what I picture someone using. I suppose a reloader could whip up a light load for a PCC, or maybe someone just did it with covering noise ... I don't know.
It just seems odd that that thing appears to have .45acp (.45lc or any of the .50__ loads seem unlikely) holes in it, maybe bigger.
 
2012-08-11 12:54:17 PM  

Fubegra: Across the pond, they have ways of dealing with speed and red-light cams as well.


Pffft. Typical Eurof@gs. Ain't got any guns like us "free" 'Mericans. Sniff.
 
2012-08-11 01:17:39 PM  
Something tells me the city devoted the entire police department to catch these master criminals.
 
2012-08-11 01:41:59 PM  

Fissile: Fubegra: Across the pond, they have ways of dealing with speed and red-light cams as well.

Pffft. Typical Eurof@gs. Ain't got any guns like us "free" 'Mericans. Sniff.


Just as an FYI, burning tires will do a much more thorough job at disabling a traffic cam(of various varieties) than a gun will, especially since you're semi-likely to hit the cabinet and not the camera. By killing it with fire, you scorch even the electrical/data wiring and box, so all have to be replaced - a much more involved job than just replacing the camera and patching the holes from a gun.

Results may vary if you hose it with a .50, of course, but that's dangerous in other ways.

A few $50k bills and a week's downtime per and suddenly that camera doesn't make sense to the contracting company. No money = it's gone.
 
2012-08-11 04:15:45 PM  
Venetian blinds for the license plate :)
 
2012-08-11 04:25:34 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if the camera had a gun.
 
2012-08-11 05:02:32 PM  
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