Skip to comments.Motorists File Class-Action Lawsuit Against NYC Over Red-Light Cameras
Posted on 12/04/2012 6:13:42 PM PST by george76
Red-light cameras are gaining popularity across the country. Now, New York City is being sued after it was accused of rigging the lights to catch more drivers and write more tickets.
Theyre gotcha cameras, mounted at intersections. Their photos catch and fine drivers running red lights. New York City first had them in 1998.
By federal law, drivers have to have enough time to get through a yellow light three seconds at the typical 30 mph intersection. Back in October, engineers at AAA New York discovered a problem. At some intersections with the cameras, the yellow lights were almost a half-second too fast.
Red-light violators who later had to pay up now say they feel set up. If youre timing them too short, then it just becomes a revenue enhancement tool and it erodes support for the program
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
“My town still has enough Catholic cops so they probably wouldnt even give a legitimate ticket if someone was parked in the yellow near a Church during Mass times.”
“I always wondered if having a photo would do any good.”
I did mail a pic in to dispute a faulty parking ticket ~10 years ago and it worked.
“I dont know that subpeonas can be ignored; I suspect a much cheaper lawyer could request the footage. They always have to seem plenty of private-sector security footage on the nightly news when people are killed in NYC.”
Great points. It’s too bad that the stage has been reached where w even have to talk about subpeonas, lawyers, security camera footage and people getting killed in NYC.
“Welcome to Amerika”
p.s. I’ve been observing the demographic makeup in “white” areas (specifically, in the town in live in); you’re right, not so “white” as it is “”bronze/light bronze”.
The shame is in the character of the people given authority to take such actions. I am exasperated by the system so often being blamed when this kind of shame boils down to the people using the system for some kind of personal gratification. This is especially valid in government, bottom to top and front to back.
In my area the under-20 population is probably 80% “non-white”, but people still act like it is a white neighborhood. I saw on the news tonight that the US would no longer have a white majority by 2043; for years I’ve ranted on Free Republic that the other date (2050) was pulled from the air to prevent a panic.
Regardless of what the news reports, by 2020 (at the latest) whites will no longer be a majority in this country.
Spot on analysis Kearny, as usual!!!
I guess the white folks have/are:
1. Died/dying off
2. Aren’t/didn’t reproducing (anti-white male, anti-Christian white male and pro-divorce laws have all taken there desired toll)
3. Neither party wants to address the immigration (legal or otherwise) or economic problems (destroying production; shipping American jobs “over there”) that have been building for decades.
“PRESTO”: Our Western-European/Judeo-Christian-based nation withers and dies.
Am I missing something?
You aren’t missing anything; at least we don’t have to take a 6 hour flight to get to Europe anymore - it’s right here...
RE: Europe. Good point. They don’t have AA programs though, so from that point, Europe’s better.
“They dont have AA programs though, so from that point, Europes better.”
You’re right; in fact it is much different there. Turks can legally live & work in Germany for 30 years without getting the benefits of citizenship.
Yes. November 6, 2012 has me thinking: “Move EAST, young man.”
“November 6, 2012 has me thinking: Move EAST, young man. “
If you can speak one of the languages of the countries that need workers (like Germany), and you have a skill, then you should be a desirable catch for them. Europe and Canada are very liberal, though; a friend worked in Italy for a year, and while she liked it she was shocked at how far left everyone was. Nobody had kids, and she said they viewed BJ Clinton as right-of-center (seriously).
HA! Italy is actually my target country.
Most of my cousins my age are married with kids. My g/f has duel citizenship, so if “the move” is made together, I suspect we’d marry there.
I do have to work on my Italian literacy.
November 6, 2012 definitely got me thinking in a different way.
My friend worked in Milan; they had emergency pollution days (in which only mass transit was allowed) and occasional transit strikes, but she liked it.
Knowing Italian would certainly help; Spanish is close.
11/6/12 made me realize there was going to be little economic growth here, and that a lot Americans still believe the European-style socialism (which has failed miserably) is viable. As a Spanish speaker, I could live in an increasingly-Hispanic country; I just don’t think I want to do it in NJ.
I was jsut there for two weeks (my 9th trip there in all); I loved it.
“Knowing Italian would certainly help; Spanish is close.”
Yes, my two years of HS Espanol has been helpful.
11/6/12: Spot on analysis. “I could live in an increasingly-Hispanic country; I just dont think I want to do it in NJ.”
Or MA either.
I could live in an increasingly-Hispanic country; I just dont think I want to do it in NJ.
Or MA either.”
Yes, it would have to be a state where they’d be more responsible for their costs. In lib states the freebies just smother any economy...
Right. I’ll say that the freebie takers have more rights than the freebie makers (aka the worker bees). I’ve about had it with that unbalanced equation.
“Ill say that the freebie takers have more rights than the freebie makers (aka the worker bees).”
Before at least the makers could distance themselves from the takers; now the government will put section 8 housing in the makers’ neighborhoods so that while you work your taxes can feed them and they can steal your stuff (because you’re at work). The older whites leaving my neighborhood (for care facilities, or by dying) are the loss of a real stability; they were the neighborhood watch.
So those speeding ticket cameras were necklaced....The perps learned that from Mandela’s crowd in South Africa
Exactly - the “green zone” is also being/been dissolved.
I have a friend in Florida that has a $1 million+ mansion on the ocean; 200 feet away are projects. Very, very bad looking projects.
My first question to him was: “Did you never look at the place in the daylight?” Followed up with: “If you’re that blind, you shouldn’t be driving.”
I told him he was insane on many levels to buy (and stay) there because when TSHTF time comes, unless he can take off instantly in his boat, he has no escape route; the contraband are right there. Dummy.
“I have a friend in Florida that has a $1 million+ mansion on the ocean; 200 feet away are projects. Very, very bad looking projects.”
That is why the “Asbury Park Renaissance” never happened; they tried to lure people with money back there after it became a welfare reservation (even lowering themselves to courting deviants - they have money because they can’t breed), but anyone who went down there could “meet & greet” the neighbors (including the five permanently-dependent wards of the sate and the one law enforcement officer each newcomer would have to provide for). In the end it never happened; building stood half-finished and Asbury Park NJ is on ghosttowns.com (even though some people live there).
” In the end it never happened; building stood half-finished and Asbury Park NJ is on ghosttowns.com (even though some people live there).”
My God! It looks like Detroit or Cuba! Wow...
Do you watch “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”? There was an episode last season: “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore”, I think I know where they filmed it.
Yeah, my friend brain-farted on his “buy”. He’s stuck now. Luckily people with two functioning braincells didn’t return to Asbury Park. Maybe “Brooooooce” can buy the place and fix it up. Oh right, libs only spend OTHER people’s money.
No, nobody’s going to move into Asbury Park until...well...you know. In Jersey City the gentrification is proceeding the only way it can: displace the permanent welfare parasites.
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