Best advice I could give to Youngstown residents. Get out anyway you can. Another dumb idea like the high income tax they have. Why not put cameras in the hood if they're concerned about safety. There needs to be a reduction in council positions. Youngstown probably lost half their population since the 70's.
No camera anywhere ever increased anyone's safety one iota. These cameras are about one thing, and one thing only: making money. They will not stop a drunk from driving up the sidewalk, and won't even yell at pedestrians to move out of the way! Unless the drunk is also speeding, the camera won't even take his picture!
I predict once the city sees how much more money can be extracted from the employed, these things will appear on all the main drags and heavily traveled roads.
When's the last time a speeder ran over a kid right in front of a school, anyway? These cameras are the answer to a problem WE DON'T HAVE!! That, if nothing else, should show that they're about nothing but revenue generation.
Sure, gdog, just give up your rights. Be a good sheep, and do whatever the government tells you.
What happens when you're obeying the law, but someone driving the opposite direction isn't, and fires the camera? You're both in the picture, if the timing is right. Do you both get tickets? How does the camera, or the person looking at the picture, know which car set it off?
I am not for giving up rights to be monitored by cameras that are controlled by local government, because they will abuse our liberties. Liberties that men and women before us have died to protect. Enough!
Just look at the NSA...
gdog, that doesn't tick me off at all. Not even a very good try. Adults can discuss things without having to resort to the childish "digs" you spew. You need to grow up and get that cell phone away from your head - it's rotted your brain.
What law are we obeying by submitting to these cameras? Ever hear of a little piece of paper called The Constitution? How about the Bill of Rights? You need to get someone to explain to you what the Fourth Amendment means, since you obviously don't have a clue.
And, I notice that with all your vitriol, gdog, you forgot to answer my question. What happens when the camera takes a speeder's picture and you're in the picture, too? How do they know who to send the ticket to?
If anyone believes this is for the safety of the children is an idiot. This is to raise money for the city to give away.
Boy, the Vindy REALLY needs to figure out a way to limit voting in polls to ONE TIME PER DAY!!
Just another plan old MONEY GRABby a failing administration
gdog, is it possible for you to discuss things without going for the personally insulting attack?
And since you're unable to answer my last question, please try this one: How, exactly, do cameras increase the safety of schoolchildren?
Huh. Look at this: http://www.wfmj.com/story/22698402/me...
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