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  • Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

    06/16/2017 7:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KOAA - News 5 ^ | Jun 15, 2017 | Eric Ross
    New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety... the city is giving drivers less time to get through those intersections which potentially increases your chance of getting a ticket. ... Almost from the start, installing red light cameras has been a controversial topic, and now the focus has shifted to how they are timed. ... According to the National Motorists Association Foundation, the yellow light at that intersection should last a minimum of 5.5 seconds. News 5 Investigates discovered the yellow light is set to last a second...
  • About half of all U.S. retail jobs could vanish due to computerization, analysis finds

    06/01/2017 5:41:40 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    kansascity.comk ^ | 6/1/2017 | Dianne Stafford
    Consider this before you assume you can have a long or lucrative career in the retail industry: Up to half of all current jobs in the retail sector are likely to vanish because of e-commerce, automation of jobs and the closing of brick-and-mortar stores. Millions of retail jobs — as we now know them — are going the way of gas station attendants. Just as ATMs replaced many bank tellers, automated check-out stations are supplanting retail clerks. And have you watched in-store “shoppers” who do Amazon price checks while they’re standing in the aisles? Have you noticed how many of...
  • DC Police Prohibited From Having Body Cameras On At Inauguration Day Protests

    01/16/2017 4:53:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 116 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | 1/16/17 | Officer Blue
    DC Police will not be able to run on their body cameras at inauguration day protests. Washington DC – All DC Police Officers have recently been outfitted with body cameras, but they will be in serious trouble if they have them on during the Inauguration Day protests. NBC News 4’s Mark Segraves reported that it’s “against the law” for body cameras to be on while police are at protests unless the officer is required to take action. This means that officers can turn the cameras on when they want to arrest somebody, but they will be unable to capture what...
  • Sen. Schumer wants cameras in all New York City-area trains

    10/09/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2016 8:38 AM EDT
    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says inward-facing cameras should be installed on all New York City metropolitan area railroad systems to avoid accidents such as the recent New Jersey Transit crash. The New York Democrat says cameras will help deter bad behavior, improve safety and help investigators determine crash causes. …
  • Why Jordan Is Installing Cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    04/01/2016 8:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 | Ahmad Melhem
    Jordan is making progress installing cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, but has not set a completion date for the controversial project. The plan faces tough challenges, and some Palestinians fear Israel could use the cameras against them. Some Palestinians believe extremist Israelis are trying to gain control over the mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Jews are permitted to visit the mosque compound, but are not allowed to pray there. Jewish groups, sometimes accompanied by Israeli police, frequently force their way into the mosque compound, resulting in violent confrontations. Ahmed Rwaidy, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' adviser on Jerusalem affairs, told...
  • Temple Mount cameras won't include mosques

    02/28/2016 10:24:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/2/16 | Shimon Cohen
    A Jordanian team arrived in Israel on Sunday, with the goal of installing surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount in the coming days, Jordanian Waqf Minister Hail Daoud told Jordanian media. The Jordanian Minister said that technical teams have already arrived..... An agreement between Israel and Jordan to place the security cameras was brokered in October by Secretary of State John Kerry, and stipulates that 24-hour security cameras covering the entire site would be installed in the compound, which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. ..... Meanwhile, Jewish Temple Mount groups that have been following the reports from Jordan...
  • Hard-coded password exposes up to 46,000 video surveillance DVRs to hacking

    02/17/2016 8:44:52 PM PST · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    IDG News Service ^ | Feb 17, 2016 10:25 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    Up to 46,000 Internet-accessible digital video recorders (DVRs) that are used to monitor and record video streams from surveillance cameras in homes and businesses can easily be taken over by hackers. According to security researchers from vulnerability intelligence firm Risk Based Security (RBS), all the devices share the same basic vulnerability: They accept a hard-coded, unchangeable password for the highest-privileged user in their software -- the root account. Using hard-coded passwords and hidden support accounts was a common practice a decade ago, when security did not play a large role in product design and development. That mentality has changed in...
  • Oregon Protesters find HIDDEN "Goverment" Surveillance Cameras

    01/17/2016 6:38:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 142 replies
    Our government using sophisticated equipment to watch the Oregon protesters, and probably a lot of other Americans.
  • Filming the police (at a safe distance) is not a crime

    01/02/2016 10:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In some parts of the country this seems to be a settled question but it’s still cropping up in a disturbing number of places. We’re seeing incidents where court cases are popping up over instances where private citizens out on public property wind up in court with the cops after filming the activities of police on the streets. This can go one of two ways: the citizen is in trouble for doing the filming and faces charges or the cops are on the stand because of how they reacted to the filming. Neither should be showing up on the docket,...
  • (Vanity) Seeking comments about the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera, with 83x optical zoom

    12/08/2015 11:19:17 AM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    (vanity) ^ | 12/8/2015 | Me
    I saw an astonishing video taken with this camera on Youtube at this link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1cNHnNvtms Am very tempted to buy one. Thoughts/reviews from any Freepers have this camera would be appreciated.
  • SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

    12/04/2015 8:15:45 AM PST · by redreno · 23 replies
    http://www.sfweekly.com ^ | Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM | Adam Brinklow
    As a parade of San Francisco cops questioned the police commission last night about why the city might not trust them to view footage from the body cameras they’d soon be required to wear on duty, five of their colleagues were across town, shooting an allegedly knife-wielding man. It was a hell of a night all around. The shooting happened roughly an hour before the commission meeting, calling Police Chief Greg Suhr away from City Hall. There was plenty of blue on display without him, though: Cops were lined up around the bend trying to convince the commissioners to see...
  • Michigan Moves to Ban Red Light Ticket Cameras

    11/11/2015 11:04:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    While the debate over road funding has been a prominent story in news outlets lately, few people have noticed that cameras on highways and at traffic lights could be a way for governments to take in more money from motorists. While governments may financially benefit from the cameras, the companies that lease them to governments lobby heavily for their use. But now a bill in the Michigan Legislature seeks to clarify the state's position on traffic cameras. Senate Bill 593, introduced by State Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, bans the use of unmanned traffic monitoring devices to detect or enforce violations...
  • Redflex Tries To Win Back Shareholders (red light and speed cameras )

    10/05/2015 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper. ^ | 9/30/2015
    Redflex red light cameras and speed camera deployments have dropped by half as municipalities reject automated enforcement. Only a few years ago, Redflex Traffic Systems was at the top of its game. Stock analysts saw unlimited growth potential in the Australian firm that once operated more red light cameras and speed cameras in the United States than anyone else. Redflex was so confident about its bright future that it rebuffed Macquarie Bank's 2011 buyout offer at $2.75 a share. Today, Redflex trades at 24 cents per share, a top executive has been found guilty on federal corruption charges and the...
  • Tim Tebow Surprises Teen Cancer Patient in Hospital

    10/01/2015 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/30/15
    Football player Tim Tebow paid 13-year-old Nathaniel Nelson a visit at the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • (Vanity) Home Security Camera System Recommendations

    08/26/2015 2:15:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    me | 26 august 2015 | Me
    I've been thinking about installing a home security system. Any recommendations, dos and dont's?
  • Nikon’s P900 takes the term ‘Super Zoom’ to a new level

    07/03/2015 12:16:54 PM PDT · by texas booster · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 27 June 2015 | Jim Rossman
    The P900 is a bridge camera. I wasn’t familiar with the term until this week, but it makes perfect sense — it’s a bridge between the pocket camera & a full-blown DSLR. The P900 is an all-in-one; it does not have interchangeable lenses. But the lens it has is a doozey. The P900 is in a subcategory of cameras called super zooms.. The Nikkor ED VR (vibration reduction) lens is sharp at the lower end of the range and not too shabby at the high end. The autofocus speed is very fast. I found the shutter lag (the time between...
  • City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case ( Ohio Democrats )

    06/19/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lucas Sullivan & Darrel Rowland
    A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials - including Council President Andrew Ginther - through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city. Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Records from the U.S. District in Columbus show that from 2005 to 2013, Finley made campaign contributions to elected public officials in...
  • So evading government scrutiny is a crime. Why?

    06/03/2015 11:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday I started to delve into the Dennis Hastert case, paying particular attention to the specific crimes with which the former Speaker is being charged. But even after I finished writing about it and reading some of the comments here, I wasn’t very happy with my conclusions. There’s something very unsettling about the entire case (leaving out the obvious, horrible alleged child rape parts of it) but I felt that I wasn’t quite able to put my finger on it. Today I found someone who has done a better job of wrestling those questions to the ground and it...
  • Why colleges now need cameras everywhere all the time

    04/27/2015 7:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the nation struggles with the idea of body cameras on police officers there are plenty of other places where some George Orwell style surveillance state technology may come in handy. One example of this may be found on the nation’s college campuses. Since our colleges are no longer institutions of learning and preparation for productive careers so much as they are factories churning out the next generation of liberal activists and community organizers, a new generation of problems have beset them. Even though each and every event must be squeezed through the sieve of liberal politics, we’ve seen...
  • Colorado attempts to ban red light cameras again

    01/15/2015 9:33:48 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    News Examiner ^ | January 14, 2015 | Bob Knudsen
    Colorado’s state congress is taking another stab at banning red light cameras at intersections, according to the Denver Post today. The measure is the second one of its type in as many years, with last year’s attempt failing to gain traction. Red light cameras have been proven time and time again to be not only ineffective at making intersections safer, but have actually been demonstrated to increase the number of accidents in many places where they are used. However, they are huge revenue raisers for many states and municipalities. Opposition to the measure comes from misguided types that are unaware...