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(My Fox DC)   I was totally on your side. I hate speed cameras too. I could have even gone with the 'HERO' tag. But then swastika   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 95
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2013-11-20 11:58:01 AM  
Well everyone knows the quickest way to get something fixed is to spray paint nazi symbols on it. It's how I get potholes fixed around my neighborhood.

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2013-11-20 12:11:11 PM  
I'm not saying I agree with vandalizing government property, but I understand.
 
2013-11-20 12:19:34 PM  

basemetal: I'm not saying I agree with vandalizing government property, but I understand.


I think the cameras are owned and operated by the red light companies.  That's how they get the maximum cut of taxpayer revenue.
 
2013-11-20 01:00:41 PM  
I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.
 
2013-11-20 01:02:02 PM  
The speed cameras will nazi you coming.
 
2013-11-20 01:02:34 PM  

You know who *ELSE* hated red light cameras.....?




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clicky photo link pops.
 
2013-11-20 01:05:24 PM  
I think the headline was funny.
 
2013-11-20 01:06:13 PM  
Hasn't changed much from my Fox News initiation. Of course, back in the day, spray painting live traffic monitors is a lot harder because they'll chase you and beat you if they catch you. And the cameraman will catch it all.
 
2013-11-20 01:08:06 PM  
I was more interested in "NUDE PICS: Teacher Sends Naked Pics to Students!!!!" at the bottom:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23778668/college-teaching-assistant-acc id entally-sends-nude-pictures-to-students

Unfortunately it's SFW.
 
2013-11-20 01:08:21 PM  
If only there was some way to capture an image of the person doing this.
 
2013-11-20 01:08:56 PM  

groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.


Montgomery County Represent!  These tickets are only like $40.  At least the one I got on Farher Hurley Blvd was $40.  Really not worth risking jail time.
 
2013-11-20 01:09:38 PM  
I saw the swastikas as a comment on the people running this scam
not as a racist statement or a tag representing someone
glad people are taking back their roads
 
2013-11-20 01:10:38 PM  

obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.


Yeah, it's not like there's a naturally recognizable symbol for big brother, which would be the obvious choice, so they just grabbed an easy to spray-paint totalitarian symbol and went to town.
 
2013-11-20 01:10:38 PM  
seems like paint balls would be more effecient.

ker-splat, move on...ker-splat, move on...kersplat etc
 
2013-11-20 01:12:56 PM  

Squigley: I was more interested in "NUDE PICS: Teacher Sends Naked Pics to Students!!!!" at the bottom:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23778668/college-teaching-assistant-acc id entally-sends-nude-pictures-to-students

Unfortunately it's SFW.


This gave me an interresting idea.  If you were to hang up a poster in the line of sight of the camera with an explicit sexual photo on it. Would they still send you a ticket?  Even if it included a graphic sexual photograph?  Could you then sue them for the 'emotional distress' such a shocking photo would cause?

"Fark lawyers to the white courtesy phone."
 
2013-11-20 01:12:57 PM  

groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.


So, you're saying that if you  weren't home, that there's a chance You could have been nazi-ing everything up?
 
2013-11-20 01:14:55 PM  
Police also say religious slurs were painted on the cameras and on a sign that warns drivers of the cameras.

Religious??
 
2013-11-20 01:14:59 PM  

obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.


There's that.

But TFA never explains exactly what 'racial epithets' were spraypainted on the camera enclosures.  There's a significant Jewish population in Montgomery County; if they were anti-Semitic, then the headline is right.
 
2013-11-20 01:15:12 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: seems like paint balls would be more effecient.

ker-splat, move on...ker-splat, move on...kersplat etc


This has been happening in the area as well.  There have been continuous attacks on these things in the area.  Totally not me. I don't even own one of those.  I was with my cousin at the time.
 
2013-11-20 01:16:29 PM  
Heck! In the UK, they set the box on fire.
 
2013-11-20 01:19:40 PM  
My advice to the link creator at the My fox Dc website is to switch to decaf of at least cut out the mid-morning bump of crank.  I mean seriously?

NUDE PICS : Teacher Sends Naked Pics to Students!!!!

SHOCK: Sex Assault During Home Invasion!!!!

MD: Revenge Porn Bill!!!

HIV: Murder After Admitting HIV!!!!!

Shock: Bull Sharks Caught Near DC!!!!

I mean one exclamation point is bad enough, but 4 just seems a little desperate
 
2013-11-20 01:20:13 PM  
I suppose if you wanted to throw off the cops you could do something like add the swastika. Of course they would likely think that too. So maybe it was Nazis. I like what they do with the petrol and car tire on the UK cams.
 
2013-11-20 01:21:44 PM  

obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.


I was thinking the same thing.

/Obama - Hitler, they do like a bit alike. Especially around the eyes.
 
2013-11-20 01:22:42 PM  

Tricky Chicken: groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.

Montgomery County Represent!  These tickets are only like $40.  At least the one I got on Farher Hurley Blvd was $40.  Really not worth risking jail time.


I'm glad it's not much in your area, but it's the idea behind it.  These are nothing more than revenue generators.  I've yet to see any definitive proof these cameras save lives.  Red light cameras, yes, perhaps these save lives.  The problem is that if the main goal is to generate revenue, you'll see the fines creep up.  Well, the people didn't revolt at $40/ticket, let's raise it up to $50.  So the hero tag might be a bit of a stretch but hopefully it will generate a debate and get some politicians to say "enough is enough" and not use the speed cameras.
 
2013-11-20 01:23:12 PM  

Magorn: My advice to the link creator at the My fox Dc website is to switch to decaf of at least cut out the mid-morning bump of crank.  I mean seriously?

NUDE PICS : Teacher Sends Naked Pics to Students!!!!

SHOCK: Sex Assault During Home Invasion!!!!

MD: Revenge Porn Bill!!!

HIV: Murder After Admitting HIV!!!!!

Shock: Bull Sharks Caught Near DC!!!!

I mean one exclamation point is bad enough, but 4 just seems a little desperate


Since I started reading Pratchett's Interesting Times, exclamation marks have become less annoying and more funny.
 
2013-11-20 01:24:35 PM  
Maybe it was spraypainted by a Hindu.
 
2013-11-20 01:25:11 PM  
OK I really hate the idea of any kind of police cameras being used. (except maybe dash cams) But trying not to die every time I get in the car due to morons that cant drive, I say put up more of them. Would rather see a group of cops rotating to different corners each couple days writing tickets, bit also understand staffing limitations. So rather than risking jail time painting the stupid things, start slashing tires on the fools that provide the need or the cameras.

//red lights are just a suggestion in Omaha
 
2013-11-20 01:25:56 PM  

obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.


That was my 1st thought as well.
 
2013-11-20 01:29:02 PM  

Tricky Chicken: groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.

Montgomery County Represent!  These tickets are only like $40.  At least the one I got on Farher Hurley Blvd was $40.  Really not worth risking jail time.


I really hate the ones they have like in the fourth picture. If you are in the other lane the flash from that is almost blinding and can startle the hell out of you. Last I heard they have put over 100 red light/speed cams in Montgomery county and most of them are in the Bethesda/Rockville area.

Dr Jack Badofsky: So, you're saying that if you  weren't home, that there's a chance You could have been nazi-ing everything up?


Hey if it was me I would have more fun with it, like cover them in Obama or Romney stickers. I would like to think I can be more creative than a swastika.
 
2013-11-20 01:29:13 PM  

obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.


Neither Nazism nor Communism have any "creeping" aspects. They pretty much show up full blown, either through violent revolution, or violent subversion once they get their nose in the door. Nobody gradually winds up in a totalitarian state.
 
2013-11-20 01:33:58 PM  

Magorn: My advice to the link creator at the My fox Dc website is to switch to decaf of at least cut out the mid-morning bump of crank.  I mean seriously?

NUDE PICS : Teacher Sends Naked Pics to Students!!!!

SHOCK: Sex Assault During Home Invasion!!!!

MD: Revenge Porn Bill!!!

HIV: Murder After Admitting HIV!!!!!

Shock: Bull Sharks Caught Near DC!!!!

I mean one exclamation point is bad enough, but 4 just seems a little desperate


I like how one has three exclamation points and another has five. Sheesh, at least be consistent!(!!!!)
 
2013-11-20 01:34:04 PM  

mbillips: obamadidcoke: Well, speed cameras are indicative of a creeping totalitarian panopticon to some people. I can understand how some people might use the symbol for Nazism as a symbol for totalitarianism.

Neither Nazism nor Communism have any "creeping" aspects. They pretty much show up full blown, either through violent revolution, or violent subversion once they get their nose in the door. Nobody gradually winds up in a totalitarian state.


wouldn't getting their nose in the door = creeping ?
 
2013-11-20 01:34:13 PM  
Someone please help me.  I'm completely fine with the concept of speed cameras.

If I assume that it's ok to have a speed limit, then I don't care who catches me, live cop or camera.  Whether or not the motivation is revenue, if I'm speeding, I'm speeding.

Now if there's data that the cameras routinely get people who weren't speeding then ditch them.  But otherwise, is a speed camera any worse than an intersection constantly manned by a live cop?  If yes, why?  If not, then isn't the real argument on whether we should ever ticket for speeding or not?
 
2013-11-20 01:35:55 PM  
I thought the Bear Jew was just marking the nazi basterds.
 
2013-11-20 01:38:08 PM  

groppet: Tricky Chicken: groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.

Dr Jack Badofsky: So, you're saying that if you  weren't home, that there's a chance You could have been nazi-ing everything up?

Hey if it was me I would have more fun with it, like cover them in Obama or Romney stickers. I would like to think I can be more creative than a swastika.


Perhaps Romney or Obama stickers applied in the shape of a "swasticker".
 
2013-11-20 01:39:32 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Someone please help me.  I'm completely fine with the concept of speed cameras.

If I assume that it's ok to have a speed limit, then I don't care who catches me, live cop or camera.  Whether or not the motivation is revenue, if I'm speeding, I'm speeding.

Now if there's data that the cameras routinely get people who weren't speeding then ditch them.  But otherwise, is a speed camera any worse than an intersection constantly manned by a live cop?  If yes, why?  If not, then isn't the real argument on whether we should ever ticket for speeding or not?


Because the Constitution gives you the right to confront your accuser in open court, and to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure.

Who, exactly, is your accuser?  The guy who assembled the camera, or installed the camera?  The guy who processes the photos? The last guy to calibrate the camera?

Madison, Jefferson, et al didn't realize it when they wrote the thing 200+ years ago, but those rights have turned out to be a great way to help rein in the temptation to monitor everyone, all the time.  If there has to be an individual human citing you for breaking the law, that means there's no force multiplier.

/NSA, you're next
 
2013-11-20 01:41:01 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Someone please help me.  I'm completely fine with the concept of speed cameras.

If I assume that it's ok to have a speed limit, then I don't care who catches me, live cop or camera.  Whether or not the motivation is revenue, if I'm speeding, I'm speeding.

Now if there's data that the cameras routinely get people who weren't speeding then ditch them.  But otherwise, is a speed camera any worse than an intersection constantly manned by a live cop?  If yes, why?  If not, then isn't the real argument on whether we should ever ticket for speeding or not?


Lack of the corrective benefit of an officer asking you how fast you are going- instead you just receive a ticket a week later with little recourse because how many people remember their exact speed when travelling some podunk road a week before.
 
2013-11-20 01:41:22 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Someone please help me.  I'm completely fine with the concept of speed cameras.

If I assume that it's ok to have a speed limit, then I don't care who catches me, live cop or camera.  Whether or not the motivation is revenue, if I'm speeding, I'm speeding.

Now if there's data that the cameras routinely get people who weren't speeding then ditch them.  But otherwise, is a speed camera any worse than an intersection constantly manned by a live cop?  If yes, why?  If not, then isn't the real argument on whether we should ever ticket for speeding or not?


if someone is driving your car and gets nailed with a speed camera guess who gets the ticket ? If a live police officer pulls over the person driving your car THEY get the ticket. That is an easy example. The other would be another surveillance device watching you go about your day, but take in to account that these devices are billed as safety measures when the same folks in charge have been caught across the country unsafely changing yellow light times to increase $afety and that the red light camera intersections generally show an uptick in accidents etc
 
2013-11-20 01:41:53 PM  

FrancoFile: Who, exactly, is your accuser?


The cop who signs the ticket. He is accusing you based on the evidence given to him by the camera.

I don't like the cameras, either, but that's a very simple question with an obvious answer.
 
2013-11-20 01:49:47 PM  
Get someone who can actually draw to do a fat cat gabbing money, not a swastika.
 
2013-11-20 01:50:06 PM  

thurstonxhowell: FrancoFile: Who, exactly, is your accuser?

The cop who signs the ticket. He is accusing you based on the evidence given to him by the camera.

I don't like the cameras, either, but that's a very simple question with an obvious answer.


Except there is no cop in the loop for most of these systems.

They are processed by some guy in a cubicle who works for the outsourced contractor, often in another state, that actually owns and operates the cameras.  The city just gets paid their vig every month.

Read up on the situation in Elmwood Place, Ohio.
 
2013-11-20 01:54:56 PM  

groppet:
I really hate the ones they have like in the fourth picture. If you are in the other lane the flash from that is almost blinding and can startle the hell out of you. Last I heard they have put over 100 red light/speed cams in Montgomery county and most of them are in the Bethesda/Rockville area.




Agreed they have these in my area...it can startle the crap out of you.  It's also distracting when driving on an expressway overpass and the are popping off on the surface streets below.

 
2013-11-20 01:56:04 PM  

Tricky Chicken: groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.

Montgomery County Represent!  These tickets are only like $40.  At least the one I got on Farher Hurley Blvd was $40.  Really not worth risking jail time.


You'd think that with the taxes we pay in MoCo we'd get to speed whenever we damned well please, but nooooo....
 
2013-11-20 01:56:58 PM  
Anti-government racists? How original.
 
2013-11-20 01:58:36 PM  
Those red light companies are owned by Jews, so the guy's not totally off-base here.
 
2013-11-20 01:58:44 PM  

FrancoFile: thurstonxhowell: FrancoFile: Who, exactly, is your accuser?

The cop who signs the ticket. He is accusing you based on the evidence given to him by the camera.

I don't like the cameras, either, but that's a very simple question with an obvious answer.

Except there is no cop in the loop for most of these systems.

They are processed by some guy in a cubicle who works for the outsourced contractor, often in another state, that actually owns and operates the cameras.  The city just gets paid their vig every month.

Read up on the situation in Elmwood Place, Ohio.


In Maryland, the tickets always come signed by a cop. It neatly gets around that issue. I'm surprised Ohio didn't figure that one out.
 
2013-11-20 01:59:03 PM  

TheYeti: Tricky Chicken: groppet: I live down the road from whre this happend. It is very easy to go real fast on that road. It wasnt me though, honest I was at home.

Montgomery County Represent!  These tickets are only like $40.  At least the one I got on Farher Hurley Blvd was $40.  Really not worth risking jail time.

You'd think that with the taxes we pay in MoCo we'd get to speed whenever we damned well please, but nooooo....


Whaddaya mean? I drive as fast as I can down 270 all the time...though the fastest I can drive on 270 is about 30mph.

But hey, at least they aren't taxing rainwater.
 
2013-11-20 01:59:05 PM  
I think the culprit is saying the cameras and the government who operates them are the nazis, not that the vandal is.
 
2013-11-20 01:59:10 PM  
Because swastika?
 
2013-11-20 01:59:45 PM  
Someone please help me. I'm completely fine with the concept of speed cameras.

If I assume that it's ok to have a speed limit, then I don't care who catches me, live cop or camera. Whether or not the motivation is revenue, if I'm speeding, I'm speeding.

Now if there's data that the cameras routinely get people who weren't speeding then ditch them. But otherwise, is a speed camera any worse than an intersection constantly manned by a live cop? If yes, why? If not, then isn't the real argument on whether we should ever ticket for speeding or not?


Thanks Toastmaster, I've always been the same way, If I'm driving like I should be, then why do i care if they use cameras to catch the idiots. If it makes the roads safer then I say use more of them.

Lack of the corrective benefit of an officer asking you how fast you are going- instead you just receive a ticket a week later with little recourse because how many people remember their exact speed when travelling some podunk road a week before.

Locally the cops will sit 1 car on an overpass with the radar or laser gun & radio to cars waitng farther up the road. Perfectly legal, and if you ask to see the gun for proof they will tell you they don't have to show it to you, and you still get the ticket. My BIL got caught that way a few years back.
 
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