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Petition drives opening to ban traffic cameras in Cleveland, Garfield Heights
Cleveland.com / Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 09 Apr 2010 | Thomas Feran

Posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT by relictele

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two local groups say a Cincinnati-based political action committee is assisting the petition drives they are launching Friday to ban traffic cameras in Cleveland and Garfield Heights.

The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) helped write the petition language for proposed charter amendments to end camera use in those cities and pledged legal help for the campaigns, said former Garfield Heights council president Frank Wagner, who is leading the drive in his city.

"COAST has a track record of completion and wins on this issue," said Maryanne Petranek of Cleveland and the group Cuyahoga County for Liberty.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: ban; cameras; petition; traffic
For some reason traffic issues seem to split the otherwise unified FR populace. But opposition to this sort of surveillance - I won't even call it enforcement - is not automatically an endorsement of illegal practices, unsafe driving, etc.

Ticketing authorities are quick to trot out the 'It's about SAAAAFETY' line but the real squealing starts when revenue streams are threatened.

1 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

I’ve lived in both of those towns.

Trust me. It’s about the money.


2 posted on 04/09/2010 7:59:51 AM PDT by Pessimist (u)
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To: relictele

“Ticketing authorities are quick to trot out the ‘It’s about SAAAAFETY’ line but the real squealing starts when revenue streams are threatened.”

And not to mention, the intent of a ticket is to correct bad behavior, whether intentional or accidental. Now, if you have these cameras issuing tickets, you could easily pile up a few, or more, before you get the tickets.

There’s nothing good about traffic cameras. They should be illegal.


3 posted on 04/09/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Pessimist

$466 for going less than one second into a red light in San Francisco.


4 posted on 04/09/2010 8:10:59 AM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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There’s nothing good about traffic cameras.

Well, yes there is.

They expose corruption and tyranny in your local community officials, and locally you have the most influence on their careers.

5 posted on 04/09/2010 8:22:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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