Nail in the friggin coffin for Crist

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    Crist signs Fla. bill legalizing red light cameras TCPalm.com

    Fuck you Crist. Fuck you very much.





    ...and no. I've never gotten a ticket from one of those things. I just think that all they actually can make an intersection less safe, and open up all kinds of possibilities for the government to fleece their citizens.
     
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    Another stream of revenue during these difficult economic times. It may very well bite him in the ass big time.
     
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    A man's coffin is his castle.
     
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    I can't believe people don't riot in the streets over those red light cameras.

    Talk about invasion of privacy. Cameras everywhere. It's very disturbing.
     
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    why do you think they can make an intersection less safe?

    as an aside, there is nothing like the %*$$*$))&**$ moment when you see the camera flash go off as you come through an intersection.
     
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    and yet they got the guy who left the car bomb in times square, in part, because of all the cameras.
     
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    Tampa news 10 did a piece on those cameras, last week.
    They cost so much to have, they need to give out tickets just to break even.

    Rubio in 2010 :D
     
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    Just a basic question. If you break the law by running a red light, if a policeman is not there to see it, is it still a crime?
     
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    I like em. There are too many folks gunning lights as it is. You gun the light, you pay a ticket.

    Some intersections just aren't safe during rush hour because of Aholes who will see red and charge, so you can't cross. One of them was next to my kids school

    It is sort of like that new law in AZ. The law is the law, and we intend to actually enforce the damn thing.
     
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    People slamming on brakes waaaay early, the instant the light turns yellow, afraid that they're going to get a ticket. When in actuality they and another car could have gone through OK. Also, redlight camera companies have been proven, with the local government's permission and blessing, to actually SHORTEN the length of time of a yellow light. Then it really makes the situation less safe, and all about the revenues for the government.

    Then there's the video from an intersection in LA, watch as it turns from yellow to red:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FndhEE-pKRs]YouTube - Los Angeles' Right-Turn Red Light Camera Trap[/ame]


    The blue car got a ticket. And the timing of the light was done on purpose to maximize revenue.
     

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