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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Red-light cameras: The debate

Redlight_camera_2From The Star today:

  • As it began exploring the use of red-light cameras Tuesday, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners heard from a skeptical public concerned about traffic enforcement and “Big Brother” surveillance.
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This debate has been going on longer than I thought. Here's a long, multi-part and informative series from The Weekly Standard in 2002:

  • Not only has this technology, used in Europe for decades, arrived in this country, but it is reaping millions of dollars in revenue for municipalities in the baldest cash grab by cities since they sued gun manufacturers for making guns that shoot people.
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Previous posts:
Smile, you just ran a red light
Red-light cameras: Update (w/pix!)
Red-light trial balloon seen in KC


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