Monday, March 10, 2014

Red-Light Cameras Money Grab

“All it is is a money grab,” said Joe Brazil, a St. Charles County, Missouri, councilman jailed last year for failing to pay a $100 fine in the St. Louis suburb of St. Peters. “It’s almost like racketeering. It’s not about safety.” (source infra)

Red-Light Cameras Click Less as Cities Get Orwell Off Road - Bloomberg: "...“On a gut level they are fundamentally abhorrent,” he said. “It’s a system being abused.” A Missouri Court of Appeals judge ruled last December the law’s “primary and fundamental purpose” was profit. Several St. Louis area suburbs suspended their camera programs until legal issues are settled. Although St. Louis obtained a stay of the circuit court order, fines are being placed in an escrow account until the state’s highest court rules...."


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