Skip to comments.Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets [Chicago]
Posted on 07/18/2014 8:22:50 PM PDT by markomalley
Thousands of Chicago drivers have been tagged with $100 red light fines they did not deserve, targeted by robotic cameras during a series of sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation has found.
The Tribune's analysis of more than 4 million tickets issued since 2007 and a deeper probe of individual cases revealed clear evidence that the deviations in Chicago's network of 380 cameras were caused by faulty equipment, human tinkering or both.
Chicago transportation officials say they had no knowledge of the wild swings in ticketing until they were told by the Tribune even though City Hall legally required the camera vendor to watch for the slightest anomaly in ticketing patterns every day. Many of the spikes lasted weeks.
The lack of oversight raises new questions about the controversial traffic enforcement program, the largest in the country, now embroiled in a federal corruption probe into allegations that the city's longtime red light camera manager took bribes from the camera company.
Something is terribly amiss here, said Joseph Schofer, an associate dean at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science who reviewed the Tribune's research.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
They’re catching the bullets as speeders
“Chicago transportation officials say they had no knowledge of the wild swings in ticketing until they were told by the Tribune”
Riiiiggggghhhhht. If you believe that.....
LOL! Good one. ;-)
Apparently cities going bankrupt gatta do whatever to make ends meet. They just got caught.
Bingo. Now watch as the city of Chicago fights tooth and nail over refunding a nickel of this money.
“a series of sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation has found.”
It is called enhancing the cities revenue.
Yep! They will issue a public apology and say it won’t happen again. Unless there is a class action suit, nothing else will happen and nobody will get their money back.
Considering that all such fines are generally held in a confidential database, a class action suit is highly unlikely ...
It sure sounds like someone else we know.
“I didn’t know about it until I read about it in the paper.”
It’s the Chicago way.
Somebody send Rahm a fish.
In Ci-cago? I am shocked, I tell you, shocked! In Ci-cago? Who would’ve thunk it? I wonder now what the size of the bill is that you have to give them clipped to your driver’s license to get off with a warning compared to when I lived there?
Corruption in Chicago?
shockingly hard to believe isn’t it?
That’s the fad today when it comes to this new “fundamentally transformed” country. Now you can be tried and convicted of a crime when they government says so, and apparently even killed on the spot when the government says so for whatever reason they say so.
LOL! What a bunch of SHEEPLE.
380 cameras milking the proles for $100 a throw. I get a ticket from one of yours, I put two of yours in the scrap yard...
Maybe the NSA needs to look into who you REALLY are, in the interests of "precrime", of course...
Just like flashbangs, it's for the children.
There must not be any traffic accidents with all those red light cameras...
CWII Spark — Pv 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
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