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LAPD pushes for exemption of Ariz. boycott [red stoplight cameras]
abc7 ^ | June 21, 2010 | Melissa McBride

Posted on 06/22/2010 1:09:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The LAPD is pushing for an exemption of the city's boycott of Arizona when it comes to a contract with a company that operates L.A.'s red-light cameras.

The issue was on the council's agenda for Tuesday, but they decided to postpone discussion until Wednesday.

The council has to decide whether to continue doing business with American Traffic Solutions, based in Scottsdale, or honor its pledge to boycott Arizona.

The company operates red-light cameras at 32 L.A. intersections, but the city's contract with American Traffic Solutions expires at the end of June.

The LAPD urges the city council to continue doing business with the company, saying the equipment has reduced the number of accidents and fatalities.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; arizonaboycott; california; cultureofcorruption; fail; illegals; immigration; lapd; losangeles; redlightcameras; revenuetickets; villaraigosa
Here we go. This is only the second of many "exemptions" that have been and will be requested.

Ending service with American Traffic Solutions could result in traffic delays while crews remove the cameras, or it could take up to 10 months to hire a new contractor and reinstall the equipment. This may cost the city over $1 million.

1 posted on 06/22/2010 1:09:11 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Whores.


2 posted on 06/22/2010 1:13:35 PM PDT by walford (http://natural-law-natural-religion.blogspot.com/)
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To: La Enchiladita

Here’s hoping they stick to their guns an fire those mean racist Arizonans. You can never have too many Mexicans in a country, except in Mexico.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 1:13:43 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: La Enchiladita

Isn’t a boycott based on political boundaries a violation of the Commerce Clause?


4 posted on 06/22/2010 1:16:16 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: La Enchiladita

Nothing is more important than a revenue stream I guess.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 1:18:27 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Spok

Isn’t a boycott based on political boundaries a violation of the Commerce Clause?

Not if its for the right cause. See the Feeling Clause in the Constitution.


6 posted on 06/22/2010 1:18:41 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: La Enchiladita

If Arizona had any honor, they`d tell L.A. to get stuffed and refuse the sale.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 1:19:58 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

“If Arizona had any honor, they`d tell L.A. to get stuffed and refuse the sale.”

Unfortunately it is a private company selling the camera’s and service. In my opinion, by the very nature of the product they provide, the company has no honor.


8 posted on 06/22/2010 1:30:10 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: La Enchiladita
Arizona companies should refuse to provide products and services to LA - a pre-emptive reverse boycott.

Publicizing this move would probably result in a glut of business for them.

9 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:04 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: walford
Whores.

It was not LAPD that declared a boycott of Arizona. It was the corrupt, racist city council.

10 posted on 06/22/2010 1:32:14 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: La Enchiladita

I believe chicago went through the same thing - voted to boycott, then realized they needed the cameras.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 1:33:53 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Then I hope this “boycott” eventually drives them out of business.


12 posted on 06/22/2010 1:34:30 PM PDT by nomad
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To: RightOnTheBorder
In my opinion, by the very nature of the product they provide, the company has no honor.

Hear, hear!!

14 posted on 06/22/2010 1:50:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: dragnet2

And it will be “the corrupt, racist city council” that will grant this exemption because money trumps stated principles.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 1:55:21 PM PDT by walford (http://natural-law-natural-religion.blogspot.com/)
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To: dragnet2
It was not LAPD that declared a boycott of Arizona. It was the corrupt, racist city council..... And this Assclown pantywaist....
16 posted on 06/22/2010 2:07:28 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RightOnTheBorder
by the very nature of the product they provide, the company has no honor.

I could not agree more.

17 posted on 06/22/2010 2:38:14 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Hey, hey.

THE ATTACK OF THE HYPOCRITES

They don't mind a boycott as long as they themselves don't actually have to give up anything.

I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.
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18 posted on 06/22/2010 2:44:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: walford

No..REALITY is a B***h.


19 posted on 06/22/2010 2:48:55 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: La Enchiladita

Since when was a government boycott even constitutional?


20 posted on 06/22/2010 3:05:57 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: RightOnTheBorder
by the very nature of the product they provide, the company has no honor.
Hey dipsh!t, don't run red lights if you don't like it. Do they force anyone to purchase or use the product?

Which one doesn't have honor, really?
You, the red light runner jeopardizing the safety and lives of others?
The agency using it for money, not safety?
Or, the provider of a product brought about because of dimwitted red light runners?...You know who you are.

21 posted on 06/22/2010 3:29:28 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: lewislynn

“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams


22 posted on 06/22/2010 4:06:43 PM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: lewislynn

free advice: switch to decaf.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 4:09:39 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: La Enchiladita

What’s even worse is that Los Angeles LOST $300,000. on this program last year!


24 posted on 06/22/2010 4:12:05 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: lewislynn

These cameras are revenue generators pure and simple. We have them here in El Paso and when they don’t produce enough cash they are removed. It is the same in Houston.
In New Mexico, the state recognizes that overall accidents at red light intersections go up and has banned cities from placing them on state maintained roads. The state of Arizona has canceled it’s contract for speed cameras for similar reasons.
The camera companies create a product that makes roadways less safe and enables bureaucratic thieves. I hold them in the same esteem as pay day lenders and porno shops. To foist their product on the public, they rely on useful idiots who assume that anyone opposed to cameras is simply a red-light running derelict...You know who you are.


25 posted on 06/22/2010 4:34:53 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: lewislynn
Do they force anyone to purchase or use the product?

Yes. They do. They force the taxpayers to buy these things by striking insider deals with corrupt politicians after lining their pockets with campaign contributions and wining and dining them with the promise of an endless revenue flow.

Put it to a public vote and I guarantee you the contract for these things would be canceled. But the public didn't get to decide this one.

26 posted on 06/22/2010 4:37:20 PM PDT by conimbricenses
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I’ve long been of the opinion that anyone who supports the installation of red light cameras is either complicit in the revenue thievery they produce or just plain stupid. There really is no other reason.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 4:41:47 PM PDT by conimbricenses
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Ping!


28 posted on 06/22/2010 8:18:21 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Looks like we're a'gonna have to read to 'em from the Good Book, Pa.")
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To: nomad; RightOnTheBorder
Then I hope this “boycott” eventually drives them out of business.

Here's a thought; just a little suggestion - try NOT to run red lights. There, isn't that easy?

29 posted on 06/23/2010 6:14:15 PM PDT by fwdude
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