Skip to comments.In Prince George’s, cameras to monitor speed cameras. Really.
Posted on 09/13/2012 2:43:56 PM PDT by Woodsman27
"WTOPS Ari Ashe is reporting that Prince Georges County is mounting cameras to monitor its traffic cameras. This comes following a half dozen incidents of vandalism and general meanness toward the cameras in the county."
"A camera was actually shot with a gun. Another was set on fire. Those attacks mark a step up in looniness from a man who allegedly fired glass marbles at a Howard County traffic camera earlier this summer."
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I often fantasize about using paint balls on the cameras. Way too many cameras and most of the traffic cameras are more about revenue than safety.
I'm wondering if maybe the folks being monitored don't like being monitored. And if they're wondering why a government of, for, and by The People has to monitor every move The People make ...
It is a revenue SAVER as it keeps steroid raging (and over-caffinated) cops from causing the city a costly lawsuit.
If a person had a beat-up old dump truck, say a Ford F-600, it would be fairly simple to just run these cameras over and keep on going.
What’s to stop tgem from attacking the cameras watching the cameras watching traffic cameras? Will they eventually approach infinite regress with cameras to watch cameras to watch cameras...
General meanness? What, people hurt the cameras' feelings?
Six incidences are enough to double the number of cameras? I wonder if a third set will be installed, to watch the second set?
Bwahaha - further demonstration of the idiocy of bureaucrats. Let’s see - everybody finds out and sees that there are cameras watching the traffic cameras, so they destroy the camera that watches the camera, first, then destroy the traffic camera. After that, I’m sure the geniuses in government will say “I know! We’ll put up cameras to watch the cameras that watch the cameras, so nobody can damage the cameras that watch the cameras! Brilliant!”
Okay, but that brings up another question: who watches the watchers who watch the watchers? I assume you’ll answer “More watchers.” Touche. But who watches the watchers who watch the watchers who watch the watchers?
We’ve still got a long way to go if we want to match the diligence of the British in destroying traffic cameras:
The one on the Maryland Highways are really kind of funny - invariably, you will see a “construction - fines doubled” sign, then a blinky, “55 - your speed...”, then a green portapotty, and right in front of the crapper, a white jeep with a plow rig on the front.
It ain’t a plow rig. It is the speed camera.
I enjoy going past them at 54 miles per hour.
Invariably, though, some jackwagon weaves past me at 65, and “FLASH”
Poor sucker is going to get a surprise in the mail.
OBTW, there are 3 of them on I95 between 495 and APG, almost allways in the same place.
Hmmm. perhaps there is a less awkward phrasing that couldn't have multiple meanings. ;)
It’s for our own good!
Good Luck, Hunters ! !
A smart person would take our the monitoring camera first.
I guess they will need cameras to monitor the monitoring cameras.