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Should the city of Youngstown place traffic cameras beyond school zones?

ChoicePercentVisualVotes
Yes 76%
3135
No 23%
969
4104 total votes

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1 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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.

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2 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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?

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3 philobeto (85 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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...

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4 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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?

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5 Ytownnative (1048 comments) posted 1 year, 4 months ago

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.

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6 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Boy, the Vindy REALLY needs to figure out a way to limit voting in polls to ONE TIME PER DAY!!

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7 CBDactivist (123 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Just another plan old MONEY GRAB
by a failing administration

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8 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

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?

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9 NoBS (1962 comments) posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Huh. Look at this: http://www.wfmj.com/story/22698402/me...

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