Re: transparancy / traffic cameras

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 10:36:12 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

>Spike Jones wrote:

> > The article talks about a red light that was routinely being run, a
> > Lockheed
> > camera went into operation, $10k a day being generated by the city, the
> > city acknowledging that the intersection is designed illogically, the
> > city
> > government deciding to stop fining the light runners. This is EXACTLY
> > what I would have expected, or rather what I hoped would happen.
> >
> > Transparency may end up being the libertarian's best friend. spike
>Thing was Spike, they didn't remove the red light, they removed the
>camera. Its still an ambush light. Saying they aren't going to prosecute
>people who run the red light at that particular interstection is
>capricious enforcement, and only breeds disrespect for all laws in
>general. They still haven't understood this point.

So the solution to the problem of a traffic signal that no one obeys is to
remove the traffic signal? Is the solution to a law that no one obeys (say,
being completely accurate in your tax returns) repealing the law?


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