Skip to comments.LAPD pushes for exemption of Ariz. boycott [red stoplight cameras]
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 ...
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.
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.
Isn’t a boycott based on political boundaries a violation of the Commerce Clause?
Nothing is more important than a revenue stream I guess.
Isnt 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.
If Arizona had any honor, they`d tell L.A. to get stuffed and refuse the sale.
“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.
Publicizing this move would probably result in a glut of business for them.
It was not LAPD that declared a boycott of Arizona. It was the corrupt, racist city council.
I believe chicago went through the same thing - voted to boycott, then realized they needed the cameras.
Then I hope this “boycott” eventually drives them out of business.
And it will be “the corrupt, racist city council” that will grant this exemption because money trumps stated principles.
I could not agree more.
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.
No..REALITY is a B***h.
Since when was a government boycott even constitutional?
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.
“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
free advice: switch to decaf.
What’s even worse is that Los Angeles LOST $300,000. on this program last year!
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.
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.
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.
Here's a thought; just a little suggestion - try NOT to run red lights. There, isn't that easy?