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Tag: Red Light Cameras
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Or, should the title be "The Northern Follies! Part Deux"? Matters little as it all spells "R is for Reverse when riding with Democrats".
The Michigan lawmaker sponsoring a bill authorizing red light cameras has made a U-turn on the issue.
Concerns about privacy? Sure it is. At testimony, Rep. Peter Pettalia spelled that all out for Wayne.
Manufacturers of red light cameras have a reputation for heavy lobbying in state capitols. It is not clear if sponsors of the bill have received any campaign support from red light camera manufacturers. Contributions do not have to be reported until the end of the year in an off-election year, according to the Michigan Secretary of State's office.
I suppose it's not a good day to be a Show Pony in the 104th with further political aspirations.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
By JGillman, Section Multimedia
When Wayne Schmidt says Red Light Cameras are just a tool, he validates the word"tool" as something that has an appropriate place in the conversation.
Why is it that government must constantly move the line in the sand in a way that chips away at our liberties? Why do we continue to elect those who are so readily available and capitulating to the Lansing and National parasites which outnumber them 8 to 1?
Schmidt didn't write this legislation any more than he built Cobo Hall with his bare hands. This is likely template legislation provided by ATS to Schmidt, and the reward for being such a bold legislator remains a mystery.
Any dummy that follows him into this rabbit hole just adds another reason to distrust our legislators' ability to learn from history.
[editor's note, by JGillman] I should note the video was originally found at: http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/18710
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By JGillman, Section News
Aside from the fact that the lobbyists were contacting local sheriffs BEFORE any legislation was released, there are plenty enough reasons to dislike, or 'hate' the idea of Red Light cameras being used in Michigan.
Some of them glaringly obvious, some perhaps not-so-much. Michigan Campaign For Liberty did a pretty good job of banging out 17 reasons why to hate the red light snitch devices, and perhaps adding to why folks like Wayne Schmidt ought not EVER seek political office EVER again.
From constitutionality to poor allocation of resources, to outright graft, you have seen our other commentary on this issue.
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