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In Prince George’s, cameras to monitor speed cameras. Really.
Washington Post ^ | Michael S. Rosenwald

Posted on 09/13/2012 2:43:56 PM PDT by Woodsman27

"WTOP’S Ari Ashe is reporting that Prince George’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2012; govtabuse; pgcounty; tyranny
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1 posted on 09/13/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Woodsman27

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.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 2:47:31 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Woodsman27
This comes following a half dozen incidents of vandalism and general meanness toward the cameras in the county.

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 ...

3 posted on 09/13/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Woodsman27
We finally have the answer to "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

/johnny

4 posted on 09/13/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: IronJack
Put cameras in the holding cells to catch police beating up on detainees before they are even properly booked.

It is a revenue SAVER as it keeps steroid raging (and over-caffinated) cops from causing the city a costly lawsuit.

5 posted on 09/13/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Woodsman27

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.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Woodsman27

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...


7 posted on 09/13/2012 2:51:06 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Woodsman27; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Hate those things. I've gotten nailed once, my wife has gotten nailed once and my daughter has gotten nailed twice.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

8 posted on 09/13/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Woodsman27
...general meanness toward the cameras...

General meanness? What, people hurt the cameras' feelings?


9 posted on 09/13/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Woodsman27
"WTOP’S Ari Ashe is reporting that Prince George’s 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."

Six incidences are enough to double the number of cameras? I wonder if a third set will be installed, to watch the second set?

10 posted on 09/13/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
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To: Woodsman27

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!”


11 posted on 09/13/2012 2:53:21 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Tublecane
I'm going to assume recursion exits when ($budget==0)

/johnny

12 posted on 09/13/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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?


13 posted on 09/13/2012 2:54:40 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Woodsman27

We’ve still got a long way to go if we want to match the diligence of the British in destroying traffic cameras:

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso2.htm


14 posted on 09/13/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT by patton (Bacon has no 5-second rule. It never hits the ground. Ask my dogs.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
my wife has gotten nailed once and my daughter has gotten nailed twice.

Hmmm. perhaps there is a less awkward phrasing that couldn't have multiple meanings. ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 09/13/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: IronJack

It’s for our own good!


17 posted on 09/13/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Boogieman

             

                           Good Luck, Hunters ! !

18 posted on 09/13/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Tublecane
Refer to my post #12.

/johnny

19 posted on 09/13/2012 3:00:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Woodsman27

A smart person would take our the monitoring camera first.

I guess they will need cameras to monitor the monitoring cameras.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 3:01:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I just got my first in the mail a few days ago. It is infuriating, isn’t it?


21 posted on 09/13/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Woodsman27

George Washington would have cut them down with his sword!


22 posted on 09/13/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.yoututbe.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Indeed! When the passion flows, I sometimes pop off imprudently.





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 09/13/2012 3:04:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Woodsman27

Wonder who’s going to monitor the cameras monitoring the camera monitors?

I live in NC, and I must admit it is CREEPY that EVERY stop-light in the state of VA now has a camera affixed to it.

When are folks going to realize we are in the process of setting up a totalitarian-fascist state?


24 posted on 09/13/2012 3:04:53 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: Woodsman27

Every week I travel from Virginia to Maryland and back. I got two tickets for speeding in construction zones in MD. In both cases there were no workers present (rain and darkness). That’s $80 in fines. I did some research and learned that MD has a 23.5 cent per gallon gas tax. So I decided that to retaliate I would always fill up my tank in Virginia rather than buying gas in MD. That was a while ago, so I’m sure that Maryland has actually suffered a net loss of revenue as a result of my two tickets. Snicker.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 3:10:34 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Woodsman27

Quis custodiet ipsos videocameras?


26 posted on 09/13/2012 3:11:10 PM PDT by x
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To: Tublecane
Mount one or more of these bad boys on your vehicle for some real fun. Conveniently runs on 12V DC.
27 posted on 09/13/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: Woodsman27
"general meanness toward the cameras in the county"

Sounds like hate crimes against cameras.

You really can't make stuff up.
Fortunately we have government and media employees to do it for us.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 3:26:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: tomkat
That gives patriots a warm fuzzy.

/johnny

29 posted on 09/13/2012 3:31:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Woodsman27

30 posted on 09/13/2012 3:33:30 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: patton

Actually the construction cams are times to flash at 67mph. That was posted when they went up. A friend of mone told me the other day that he was going through last week at above 67, saw the Jeep and slowed down, the guy behind him jumped lanes, flooed it and gave my friend the bird out the window, just in time for the speed cam to flash


31 posted on 09/13/2012 3:45:49 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Boogieman

I get a serious case of the warm fuzzies seeing that someone is fighting back against the statist swine.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 3:56:58 PM PDT by allblues
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To: allblues

Yeah, it’s kind of like seeing the scrawny kid finally sock that bully in the nose, and watching the bully run home crying.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 3:59:52 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: AnalogReigns

“When are folks going to realize we are in the process of setting up a totalitarian-fascist state?”

If humans continue to be consistent... when it’s too late.


34 posted on 09/13/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cyclotic

67 in a 65, or a 55?


35 posted on 09/13/2012 4:05:28 PM PDT by patton (Bacon has no 5-second rule. It never hits the ground. Ask my dogs.)
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To: patton
As if further proof is needed: Maryland: THE Freak State. Yet another LIB asshat paradise.
36 posted on 09/13/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Yeah, but - they have some things I need for work.

Too bad, but there it is.


37 posted on 09/13/2012 4:18:17 PM PDT by patton (Bacon has no 5-second rule. It never hits the ground. Ask my dogs.)
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To: Woodsman27

I wonder if you could burn out the CCD with a laser?


38 posted on 09/13/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Woodsman27

We’re becoming the Gray State: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7FVXERKFE


39 posted on 09/13/2012 4:26:07 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: patton

55


40 posted on 09/13/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: AnalogReigns

When are people going to use fire, .22, and/or hammers in dealing with these cameras?
That is my question.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 4:41:00 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Woodsman27

Because no one is smart enough to take out the camera watching the speed camera first ... then the speed camera.


42 posted on 09/13/2012 4:43:41 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Woodsman27

Rudimentary photoshop skills can produce a tolerable (short-term) picture of a license plate. It isn’t that hard to discover the plat number of your local mayor or city councilmoron. It has become a rather common trick to create a fake license plate with the license number of the creep who is responsible for imposing these cameras on us and then speed past one of these cameras.

Rinse & repeat as needed.


43 posted on 09/13/2012 5:08:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ZULU

Cool hand Luke used a pipe cutter

That could make for an interesting souvenir.


44 posted on 09/13/2012 5:33:22 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Tublecane

45 posted on 09/13/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: AnalogReigns
I live in NC, and I must admit it is CREEPY that EVERY stop-light in the state of VA now has a camera affixed to it.

Those cameras are to trigger the changing of the lights based on the presence or not of cars waiting to go through the intersection. It's cheaper to use cameras than to bury sensors in the pavement. I guess there are some places in VA that have red light cameras where you get a ticket if you run the light, but I've lived in VA for 10 years and have never seen one.

46 posted on 09/13/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Woodsman27

Gee, what a bunch of antisocial vandals, with no idea how much they are endangering the motoring public.../SARC

http://www.quebecetudiant.net/videos/?v=-Bw2C_XR64Y

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso2.htm

http://www.speedcam.co.uk/index2.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgesAK5H3iU

http://www.rallies.moto-world.info/video/GglTdPYt2XE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Now an antisocial vandal must first take out the camera watching the camera; then take out the camera...and make sure no cameras are watching the camera watching the camera.


47 posted on 09/13/2012 7:51:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Woodsman27; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...
Vandalised Gatsos

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

48 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Beat me to it!


49 posted on 09/13/2012 8:09:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’ve been lucky in that regard so far. Of course, I usually don’t do more than 5 above. Do 5 above and you should be fine.


50 posted on 09/13/2012 8:10:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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