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Arizona speed cameras incite a mini revolt
latimes ^ | February 19, 2010 | Nicole Santa Cruz

Posted on 02/20/2010 3:28:28 PM PST by JoeProBono

A masked man, a citizens group, a judge and other motorists are behind the fight against photo enforcement.

Arizonans drive long distances on their highways, and they like to do it fast.

But since the Grand Canyon State began enforcing speed limits with roadside cameras, motorists are raging against the machines: They have blocked out the lenses with Post-it notes or Silly String. During the Christmas holidays, they covered the cameras with boxes, complete with wrapping paper....

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: arizona; cameras; jpb; speedcameras

1 posted on 02/20/2010 3:28:28 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

2 posted on 02/20/2010 3:31:29 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
In the UK, speed cameras face a much worse fate.
3 posted on 02/20/2010 3:32:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: JoeProBono
But since the Grand Canyon State began enforcing speed limits with roadside cameras...

Not a true statement. These cameras are not about "enforcing speed limits".

4 posted on 02/20/2010 3:32:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, that silly string is much more dangerous to the public than muggers, rapists, burglars, murderers...


5 posted on 02/20/2010 3:34:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They are revenue cameras, period.


6 posted on 02/20/2010 3:34:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Illegals.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 3:37:52 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: JoeProBono

There is absolutely nothing in the Bible, either testament, about anybody going to hell for shooting an electronic device....


8 posted on 02/20/2010 3:38:10 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: JoeProBono

Silly String? I’m surprised they aren’t routinely shot out.


9 posted on 02/20/2010 3:40:38 PM PST by Sparticus (Libs, they're so open minded that their brains leaked out.)
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To: Army Air Corps

10 posted on 02/20/2010 3:40:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wendy1946

What about that “render unto cesar ....”


11 posted on 02/20/2010 3:43:00 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Keith Brown; wendy1946
You were saying ...

What about that “render unto cesar ....”

Why should I give anything to the Dog Whisperer?

12 posted on 02/20/2010 3:47:14 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: JoeProBono

I live in a thickly settles area . It is like a f’n race track . The cops are to lazy to enforce the 35 limit. I pray we get cameras , to slow these pukes down . For those that are too stupid i hope they are fined at a level that makes them feel it . Slow down morons .


13 posted on 02/20/2010 3:48:33 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Keith Brown
What about that “render unto cesar ....”

Doesn't render also mean to boil the fat out of?

14 posted on 02/20/2010 3:49:55 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: JoeProBono

lol


15 posted on 02/20/2010 3:50:20 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

16 posted on 02/20/2010 3:52:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

:]


17 posted on 02/20/2010 3:53:46 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: fantom; JoeProBono
You were saying ...

The cops are to lazy to enforce the 35 limit. I pray we get cameras , to slow these pukes down .

You don't need cameras... cops work fine for giving out tickets...

And there are good alternatives for slowing people down in a residential neighborhood. I've seen those little traffic circles put in ever couple of blocks that makes it impossible to speed through (you would run off into someone's yard if you tried... LOL...). And then there are speed bumps and when you're driving at a decent speed, they are no problem.

But, if people are doing that in the residential neighborhood you're in, that often, a cop should be able to pick up quite a few speeders in short order and boost his ticket count in no time flat... :-)

18 posted on 02/20/2010 3:53:51 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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19 posted on 02/20/2010 3:56:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wendy1946
There is absolutely nothing in the Bible, either testament, about anybody going to hell for shooting an electronic device....

ROTFLMAO

20 posted on 02/20/2010 3:56:49 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Keith Brown

Cesar has gotten all we can afford then some more.

Cesar can go to hell.


21 posted on 02/20/2010 3:57:08 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: JoeProBono

I grew up in Cleatwater, Fl. And the cops used to put mannicans(sp?) in the cop cars to slow folks down. Needless to say, all kinds of things were left on the cars.


22 posted on 02/20/2010 3:59:39 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Keith Brown

You’re free to donate money above taxes owed to the government if you want to...


23 posted on 02/20/2010 4:01:39 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: goseminoles

24 posted on 02/20/2010 4:02:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Sequoyah101; Keith Brown
You were saying ...

Cesar has gotten all we can afford then some more.

Cesar can go to hell.

Well, I'm sorry to hear that, I've always liked the Dog Whisperer. :-)

25 posted on 02/20/2010 4:02:53 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Keith Brown
What about that “render unto cesar ....”

This is America. We, the People, are Caesar.
26 posted on 02/20/2010 4:03:21 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: JoeProBono

What an absurd law , “silly string” is a name brand ,, so I take it using the cheaper generic spray string is A-OK?


27 posted on 02/20/2010 4:09:40 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Army Air Corps

And most of the revenue is going to a private firm, which is also foreign. I think there will be a measure on the nov. ballot making them illegal except if there is a live cop present.


28 posted on 02/20/2010 4:26:52 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: fantom

Leave earlier?


29 posted on 02/20/2010 4:36:55 PM PST by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for medical-marijuana claims by millions of Americans?)
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To: Does so

These cameras aren’t about safety or speeding. They are about revenue.


30 posted on 02/20/2010 4:43:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JoeProBono

As ASU fans in maroon and yellow shuffled into the game, a mother with children in a Toyota Prius gave an opposing view as she drove past.

Figures; Leftists-Nanny Stater (and buys into global warming if inference can be made from vehicle choice)!


31 posted on 02/20/2010 5:07:17 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Nailbiter

ping


32 posted on 02/20/2010 5:44:12 PM PST by IncPen (THE S.E.C. MUST PROSECUTE AL GORE FOR TRADE FRAUD - GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL!)
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To: JoeProBono
Another dissenter is John Keegan, a judge for the Arrowhead Justice Court, who has called the cameras a constitutional violation. He rejects every photo radar ticket that comes before him. So far, Keegan says, he's dismissed more than 7,000 violations, potentially worth more than $1 million.

Right on, right on, right on

33 posted on 02/20/2010 5:55:05 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Roll back Pelosi" Rush Limbaugh, 2/12/10)
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To: Keith Brown
What about that “render unto cesar ....

He lost that authority the moment he picked up his fiddle...

34 posted on 02/20/2010 8:29:20 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

These cameras are not about “enforcing speed limits”

These cameras are about increasing revenue


35 posted on 02/20/2010 8:49:07 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Keith Brown
That Cesare is dead, died 2000 years ago...all that is left is render unto God those things that are Gods....the coin he was shown had a picture of Cesare on it...
36 posted on 02/21/2010 1:42:40 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Caipirabob

“He lost that authority the moment he picked up his fiddle...”

Is that what Jesus said?


37 posted on 02/22/2010 6:39:03 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Keith Brown
Yes, he did as a matter of fact. I challenge you to read up on it.

We do not bow down to evil.

38 posted on 02/23/2010 4:38:36 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Just email me the quote here.

And then tell me which version of what bible you are using.

I dont bow to ignorance.


39 posted on 02/23/2010 6:32:44 AM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: JoeProBono

The Brits call them “yellow vultures”.


40 posted on 02/23/2010 6:40:58 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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41 posted on 02/23/2010 7:09:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Army Air Corps
Dang, I didn't know the Brits had that kind of civil disobedience left in them.

The Ford F-150 that ran one over was a nice touch I thought.

42 posted on 02/23/2010 2:43:38 PM PST by AFreeBird
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