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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 18
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2013-11-20 01:09:38 PM  
5 votes:
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 11:58:01 AM  
4 votes:
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 01:24:35 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe it was spraypainted by a Hindu.
2013-11-20 01:10:38 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:08:21 PM  
2 votes:
If only there was some way to capture an image of the person doing this.
2013-11-20 12:11:11 PM  
2 votes:
I'm not saying I agree with vandalizing government property, but I understand.
2013-11-20 02:02:49 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: 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



The cop who reviews the image and sends the ticket on its way.

I know its cool to think everyone in government is dumb, but when it comes to them getting the money they are suprisingly clever.
2013-11-20 01:58:36 PM  
1 votes:
Those red light companies are owned by Jews, so the guy's not totally off-base here.
2013-11-20 01:41:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:39:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:34:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:25:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:25:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:23:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:21:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:14:55 PM  
1 votes:
Police also say religious slurs were painted on the cameras and on a sign that warns drivers of the cameras.

Religious??
2013-11-20 01:12:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:06:13 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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