Skip to comments.I-Team: Mayor's motorcade caught on tape (Rahm Emmanuel running red lights)
Posted on 05/08/2014 6:37:19 AM PDT by heartwood
May 5, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Red lights? Speed limits? They're apparently not a problem if you are driving the mayor of the city of Chicago.
Despite Rahm Emanuel's contention that red light and speed cameras are "all about safety," the ABC7 Eyewitness News I-Team learned those same cameras regularly catch the mayor's motorcade running red and speeding.
The city's website catalogs all red light and speed camera violations regardless of who you are.
The I-Team ran the plates of the two city vehicles in which Emanuel is chauffeured around Chicago. Since 2012, the cameras have caught the mayor's motorcade speeding near schools and parks or running red lights nearly two dozen times.
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Surprising the Machine hasn't edited the records.
Certainly it was accidental, you know, like accidently shooting someone five times.
Laws don’t apply to the emperor of Chicago.
Exactly. Welcome to the world we are all heading toward, where the average serf just pays his taxes and keeps his mouth shut while the government officials and the well-connected get to live in luxury and violate laws at their whim. This is exactly how feudal society operated.
It is common practice for high officials to practice measures akin to funeral processions when going about town. I doubt they went about this with reckless abandon. This is some ado about little.
Rushing to the scene of the latest Chicago shooting...no, over here...oops, over here...nope, now over here...
It may have BECOME “common practice”, but it is by no means acceptable just because of one’s position...
No person should be above the law...NONE.
Some animals are more equal than others.
The people who write the laws usually write in exceptions, for themselves, for other government officials, etc. That way, they can say that are acting within the law, even though the law is written so that it doesn't apply to them. If there is an oversight, the courts write in the exception for them.
Late for the Wednesday Special at Man’s Country
Thugs shouldn’t get a pass simply because their despotic behavior is common.
It is a matter of efficiency and expedience that higher authorities are accorded exceptions in matters such as this. I take no offense whatsoever if my mayor must use a quicker process to get from one place to another. There are other displays of arrogance and abuse from high officials that are worth braying about, but simply attempting to be expeditious with official business is not one of them.
We’ll just have to agree to disagree...
I can’t believe a mainstream media outlet would do this. Rahm must have crossed somebody who outranks him in the Rat party.
The “higher authorities” should live entirely under the laws the rest of us must follow. Waiting at stop lights just might instill a little idea of ordinary person’s commute.
Non-emergency exceptions just pump up the arrogance and privileged feeling of those who most need lessons in humility.
My remarks are in consideration of the office, not the man. They are also in consideration for the mundane, yet intractable fact that higher authorities often need to take care of business quickly. To make this a matter of grave offense and publish it as such is going too far. Good heavens. There are so many other areas where the law is flouted by these miscreants, starting with bribes and gross injustice. This is what one might call “straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.” At the same time, I can empathize with umbrage taken when they enjoy a quicker traffic experience than the common man.
Some want us all to be commoners. That is entirely against nature and rule of law. To fail in distinguishing one authority over another and making them do the exact same thing when it comes to driving actually has the effect of making us all commoners rather than honoring those who, by reason of elected office, truly do have greater privilege and authority.
Be interesting to see how this all comes out in the event of an accident.
All over the United States these days, our political commissar betters have adopted the belief that law is only for the proles.
What "rule of law" are you speaking of?
There is no law stating the the mayor of Chicago does not have to stop at red lights, or that his motorcade can flaunt speed limits.
Elected office only has as much dignity as those who hold it can maintain trust of the people. The people have not surrendered their powers to magistrates, but instead have delegated those powers, without loss of their own rights under the law.
Elected office is not for assumed "perks" which place those individuals who are elected to office under other sets of laws, or else all are not equal under the law.
The assumption that they are not, that elected officials are above laws applicable to everyone else --- that is akin to the thinking of feudal lords of Europe.
Get your mind right, Fester.