Skip to comments.City turning red-light cameras back on
Posted on 07/06/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT by Ron H.
The city of Houston will turn its red-light cameras back on today, Mayor Annise Parker announced after this mornings City Council meeting.
According to a statement from the mayors office, tickets will be issued after a short period of equipment testing.
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Houston-—too hot, too big, too many illegals, and now too many liberal politicians. Why is it that every major city eventually becomes a liberal rathole.
Los Angeles has been contemplating turning the red-light cameras off.
They’re not bringing in the revenue. Judges refuse to enforce the tickets.
Here are a couple of Google links that provide a number of articles on the subject.
This is Houston. Houston is no longer the conservative bastion it once was. Hence the lesbo mayor
I would think you could burn the CCDs with a laser pointer.
Because Republicans grow up to be successful businessmen or hard working employees. They try to be self-sufficient.
Democrats grow up to go to work on the government payroll, get connected, live on that the rest of their lives. Either that or they try to get burrowed into the government assistance infrastructure. They are mostly forever dependent.
Cut the size of government, and you’ll notice a drop off of people who consider themselves Democrats. When forced to go to work, you suddenly see things different. You want to keep what you work for.
No problem, just put the squeeze on the local serfs a little more any time you need more revenue (TAXES). It's a lot easier than deciding who and where to reduce bloated waste in government spending.
Or to a neighboring county as in my case. Good riddance to the ever expanding barrios of Houston.
What is a city? Which city are you referring to? There are at least 275 municipalities in the US with populations over 100K.
A headline like “City turning red-light cameras back on” is about as useful as “Team wins game!”
Nope, do what Brits do....hang a gas-soaked tire on it and let it burn
As per the posting rules around here. Try either clicking on the article link to see the precise title or the FR posting rules to answer your own question. How many times must this simple rule be explained?!
Texans are a breed apart. This could never happen there.
Must be some other Texas.
A lot of digital cameras have mechanical shutters, so you'd have to be lasing it directly while a red light runner was being photographed.
The city I live in put a few in but now has removed all red light cameras. There is still some sanity left in SoCal.
I would suggest you take it up with the moderator. I followed the rules posted here for posting titles. I agree that it would make it better the way you suggest.
I don’t know if the moderators accept my calls any more.
Can’t wait to see the police cheif’s excuse when accidents go up again. He claimed they went down with the cameras off because gas prices were high and the weather’s been dry.
A convenience store (Pak’s) was robbed again last month, this time they shot one of the customers. 4 robberies there, a camera on site, and never has HPD made an arrest.
Cameras don’t prevent crime or create “safety”. It’s about revenue, much of which goes to a private company.
Yep, the bottom line as always. It's about finding new ways to pick the pockets of the average every day hard working citizen. When that isn't enough they'll shorten the yellow light, install radar cameras on the freeways and anywhere else they can and try to get away with it. But, it will always be about safety or for the kid's or whatever else these tax and spend thieves can think up to separate you from your hard earned money.