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(Irish Independent)   Judge throws out speeding tickets because nobody will tell him what the real speed limit is   (independent.ie) divider line 20
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2014-03-08 07:22:39 PM  
10 votes:

Mark Ratner: As a LEO, judges like this piss me off. I put my life on the line shake people down for revenue at the behest of your superiors every day, and this asshole sits behind a desk in a comfy robe, acting all high and mighty actually using his judgment to see the hustle for what it is. I'm here for your safety too, jackass judge.


FTFY. You have a long, arduous road to walk before you'll ever convince us that traffic enforcement isn't a fundraiser under the guise of public safety. Too much documented corruption, traffic trap towns, and personal experience has gone over the dam for us to believe otherwise.

You do have a tough job at times. Shaking down motorists isn't one of those times.

Of course, since this is about red light cameras it doesn't even involve the fuzz at all, so in truth I have no idea what your biatch is.
2014-03-08 12:48:33 PM  
4 votes:
Was the [Hero] tag sleeping in this morning?
2014-03-08 02:21:05 PM  
3 votes:

Roman Fyseek: That's nothing.  In D.C. we have traffic enforcement who don't know if stop signs say 'stop'.

ABC7's Kris Van Cleave then asked Babers, "Do all stop signs say stop?"

"I don't know; I haven't looked at all stop signs," Babers responded.

http://www.wtop.com/109/3575923/DC-officials-admit-problems-with-tic ke t-writers-hearing-examiners


In theory, the red octagon is the stop sign, not the sign with the word stop on it.
Worse, we dont have federal driving regulations, laws and signs?
Sure, the 50 states are pretty uniform by now, but why isnt there a federal set of rules of the road?
Quick, which states are right turn on red legal? Left turn on red, from a one-way, onto a one-way?
Radar detectors are legal in which states? What about driving on the left? Speed limits?

bah
we live in a retarded country
2014-03-08 01:50:20 PM  
3 votes:
That's nothing.  In D.C. we have traffic enforcement who don't know if stop signs say 'stop'.

ABC7's Kris Van Cleave then asked Babers, "Do all stop signs say stop?"

"I don't know; I haven't looked at all stop signs," Babers responded.


http://www.wtop.com/109/3575923/DC-officials-admit-problems-with-tic ke t-writers-hearing-examiners
2014-03-08 07:59:27 PM  
2 votes:

Mark Ratner: As a LEO, judges like this piss me off. I put my life on the line every day, and this asshole sits behind a desk in a comfy robe, acting all high and mighty. I'm here for your safety too, jackass judge.


Read TFA. This has nothing to do with LEOs and everything to do with a private contractor putting the squeeze on motorists.
2014-03-08 07:44:27 PM  
2 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Mark Ratner: As a LEO, judges like this piss me off. I put my life on the line shake people down for revenue at the behest of your superiors every day, and this asshole sits behind a desk in a comfy robe, acting all high and mighty actually using his judgment to see the hustle for what it is. I'm here for your safety too, jackass judge.

FTFY. You have a long, arduous road to walk before you'll ever convince us that traffic enforcement isn't a fundraiser under the guise of public safety. Too much documented corruption, traffic trap towns, and personal experience has gone over the dam for us to believe otherwise.

You do have a tough job at times. Shaking down motorists isn't one of those times.

Of course, since this is about red light cameras it doesn't even involve the fuzz at all, so in truth I have no idea what your biatch is.


My cousin was a cop. Until he gave a rich person a ticket. They left their vehicle on and running in a fire lane (or whatever) with a small child still in the car, alone, not in a carseat, in the front seat. He lost his job for that.
2014-03-08 01:17:03 PM  
2 votes:
When are people going to learn that you never, ever mess with the judge? Even a judge with a reputation as a hardass on crime won't tolerate someone refusing to answer a question.
2014-03-09 06:11:35 AM  
1 votes:
The enforcement threshold is a private policy that does not concern the Judge. Was the defendant travelling 1 or 9 kph over the limit? Yes, guilty - take account amount of speed in the penalty that you're paid to issue.

One LEO's policy on thresholds might be different from another's and might differ according to location and time of day.

This is in Eire, part of Europe - not Alabama.
2014-03-08 11:29:32 PM  
1 votes:
If you want me to obey speed limits, make speed limits sensible.  A lot of the time, the limits seem like they were pulled from a hat by a person who had never looked at the road in question.  As an example, on the route I used to go to work, there was a good portion of highway travel.  The first highway was a divided highway, no residential driveways, completely flat and straight with great visibility.  The second highway was not divided, had (a few) residential driveways, and had a blind S-curve and several hills.

The first highway is 35 mph.  The second is 55.  People who actually go 35 mph on that first highway (thankfully, there aren't that many who do) actually cause a lot of traffic problems on intersecting roads by backing things up.

I basically always try to drive at a safe speed.  I factor in road conditions, visibility, traffic, the average speed of other cars on the road, etc.  Sometimes that means I drive below the speed limit, often above.  When people take creating speed limits seriously, I'll take obeying speed limits seriously.
2014-03-08 09:52:33 PM  
1 votes:
Judge Durcan said: "Tell me, Mr Quinn, at what level of excess of the speed limit do you commence prosecution?"
In response, Mr Quinn said: "I am not supposed to disclose that, your honour." In reply, Judge Durcan said: "Sorry, you are in court and you are on oath and if that is your attitude I am striking out the prosecution."


You can tell this wasn't in the US. If it was here, the judge would have said "In that case, enjoy your stay in the county lockup for contempt of court. You will stay there until you feel like answering the question." In many jurisdictions, a judge can hold you in contempt indefinitely, though I'm guessing Mr. Privatized-Tickets would decide one night in jail was enough.

Oh, and for those speeding, STOP IT!
2014-03-08 08:49:30 PM  
1 votes:

tgambitg: namatad: Roman Fyseek: That's nothing.  In D.C. we have traffic enforcement who don't know if stop signs say 'stop'.

ABC7's Kris Van Cleave then asked Babers, "Do all stop signs say stop?"

"I don't know; I haven't looked at all stop signs," Babers responded.

http://www.wtop.com/109/3575923/DC-officials-admit-problems-with-tic ke t-writers-hearing-examiners

In theory, the red octagon is the stop sign, not the sign with the word stop on it.
Worse, we dont have federal driving regulations, laws and signs?
Sure, the 50 states are pretty uniform by now, but why isnt there a federal set of rules of the road?
Quick, which states are right turn on red legal? Left turn on red, from a one-way, onto a one-way?
Radar detectors are legal in which states? What about driving on the left? Speed limits?

bah
we live in a retarded country

For any traffic control devices, there is a federal standard...

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

It theoretically makes it so all signs nationwide are recognizable as to what they do.


Oh, and according to the MUTCD, if the stop sign doesn't say STOP, it's not a legal stop sign.
gja
2014-03-08 07:47:07 PM  
1 votes:

doloresonthedottedline: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Mark Ratner: As a LEO, judges like this piss me off. I put my life on the line shake people down for revenue at the behest of your superiors every day, and this asshole sits behind a desk in a comfy robe, acting all high and mighty actually using his judgment to see the hustle for what it is. I'm here for your safety too, jackass judge.

FTFY. You have a long, arduous road to walk before you'll ever convince us that traffic enforcement isn't a fundraiser under the guise of public safety. Too much documented corruption, traffic trap towns, and personal experience has gone over the dam for us to believe otherwise.

You do have a tough job at times. Shaking down motorists isn't one of those times.

Of course, since this is about red light cameras it doesn't even involve the fuzz at all, so in truth I have no idea what your biatch is.

My cousin was a cop. Until he gave a rich person a ticket. They left their vehicle on and running in a fire lane (or whatever) with a small child still in the car, alone, not in a carseat, in the front seat. He lost his job for that.


"How much justice can you afford?"
2014-03-08 07:45:18 PM  
1 votes:

johnny_vegas: 3. They don't want to announce that they don't prosecute until X km over the limit, which would effectively raise the limit to that figure (and cost them revenue probably)


Which is farkin' retarded because teens will still be speeding well over that and now they've lost their business model. Other judges are going to start following suit and just ground and pound these guys if they don't obey.
2014-03-08 07:40:02 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: Judge Durcan said: "Tell me, Mr Quinn, at what level of excess of the speed limit do you commence prosecution?"

In response, Mr Quinn said: "I am not supposed to disclose that, your honor."


The Judge then asked how many hours or days Mr Quinn would like to spend in jail, until he could tell the Judge at what point over the speed limit is a ticket issued.....

/Obstruction of justice, by running a racket, is a crime boys and girls.
//Speeders don't kill. Bad drivers do. Especially the ones who are doing the speed limit and nail the brakes or swerve as they see the speed-trap.
2014-03-08 07:39:30 PM  
1 votes:
rczeien:
I'm a Taurus, and I think evidence is required to fine somebody.

FTFA:
"He was left irate after a GoSafe official refused to tell him the extent a driver has to exceed speed limits before they will begin a prosecution - in this instance the motorist was allegedly 9km over the limit.
Go Safe official Christopher Quinn told the court that Mr Derwin was driving at 89km per hour in a 80km zone when detected at Drumana, Crusheen on August 25 last....

Judge Durcan said: "Tell me, Mr Quinn, at what level of excess of the speed limit do you commence prosecution?"

In response, Mr Quinn said: "I am not supposed to disclose that, your honour."

In reply, Judge Durcan said: "Sorry, you are in court and you are on oath and if that is your attitude I am striking out the prosecution."

1. Not police, contractor working for the police
2. They had evidence
3. They don't want to announce that they don't prosecute until X km over the limit, which would effectively raise the limit to that figure (and cost them revenue probably)
2014-03-08 07:36:14 PM  
1 votes:

gja: Gyrfalcon: Judge Durcan said: "Insp Kennedy, you might convey to Insp McDonald that if a witness is asked a question, a witness should answer it."

That is a biatch-slap to beat all biatch-slaps. I applaud this judge and want to be just like him when I grow up.

Pffft. Like that will ever happen (you growing up, that is).

/i keed i keed


Well shiat, I HOPE not!
2014-03-08 07:33:00 PM  
1 votes:
"The consortium's most recent accounts show it had operating profits of almost €50,000 a week in 2012."

For-profit law enforcement. You know, to benefit the people.
2014-03-08 07:24:59 PM  
1 votes:
Judge Durcan said: "Insp Kennedy, you might convey to Insp McDonald that if a witness is asked a question, a witness should answer it."

That is a biatch-slap to beat all biatch-slaps. I applaud this judge and want to be just like him when I grow up.
2014-03-08 07:24:41 PM  
1 votes:

namatad: Quick, which states are right turn on red legal? Left turn on red, from a one-way, onto a one-way?


In Oregon it's legal to turn left from a two way street onto a one way street with a red light.  It throws off a lot of people.
2014-03-08 01:26:10 PM  
1 votes:
Too bad there aren't more judges like this...we need guys like that in the US.
 
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