jeffmacewen wrote:I'm curious...If we plastered all of these places with enough motorcycle cops to nail everyone breaking the law in the same way these cameras do would everyone still complain??
I love the idiot lady at my local farmer's market with her "Red light cameras are unconstitutional" t-shirt. Please, someone, tell me where in the constitution it says that the government cannot enforce the law?
I never had a problem with the cameras until I got a ticket I didn't deserve, then I turned against them. If a cop had been there he would have pulled over the guy who was passing me and the line of cars I was traveling the speed limit within, not me. Redflex isn't a state organization, they have profit as their number 1 goal, so all of their public BS about Arizona putting safety to the side in the face of political opinion is just propaganda. I have heard similar stories about people getting tickets from these red light cameras for vehicles that were in garages, or no longer in their ownership. So, while the idea is sound the practice of these cameras is far from legal. Unconstitutional, probably not, but how are they arguing it? I am no fan of police, police states, and excessive big brother activities that seem to have become popular in this "conservative, get government out of our lives state", but I would rather see more motorcycle cops that do nothing but enforce traffic laws like the red light cameras and speeding cameras. At least if there is a real emergency, the cop can respond almost immediately to it. What the hell will a camera do if a person gets hit in a cross walk, or a truck over turns? Not a dam thing, thats what!
There was some idiot on TV in the Valley last night giving his commentary on the cameras. His argument was if you aren't breaking the law you have nothing to fear. What a dumb pumpkin! That useless argument is as tired as my state issue ID papers. How about a more realistic argument: If a private company is charged with law enforcement and allowed to keep half of the fine amount as profit, then everyone has everything to fear since the burden of dealing with bogus tickets can be more significant than paying them, and that creates a climate which encourages fraud.