Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum  

Go Back   Speed Trap Hunter Forum: Best Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, Laser Detectors, Speed Cameras Forum > Speed Trap & Traffic Enforcement > News
Radar Detectors Forum Logon:


News Domestic/International news and information about speedtraps and [automated] traffic enforcement and associated political activism.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 2010-04-14
NMA Reporter NMA Reporter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2008 Feb
Posts: 125
NMA Reporter is on a distinguished road
Default San Carlos CA; “We don’t need no stinkin’ scameras…”

Camera Fraud Article: San Carlos CA; “We don’t need no stinkin’ scameras…”

As we’ve said before.   If an intersection and its light timings are properly engineered the question of Automated Ticketing often becomes moot. 


Too often government officials engage a “Problem Reaction Solution Paradigm” to either make themselves appear useful or as a diversion from some other agenda, or both.  A classic example of this mentality is Nero Claudius Caesar (37-68 CE) In 64 C.E., a fire swept through Rome, burning for a week and destroying a large portion of the city… According to some sources, when he found that he did not have enough land to build his palace, he set fire to the city a second time. It is at this point that he is said to have “played his fiddle [lyre] while Rome burned.” To avert suspicion, he blamed the fires on the Christians and proceeded to kill them in horrendous ways.  


Caesar wished to eradicate the Christians and expand his palace, and so turned a crisis (The original fires), into a “Problem” which would hide the real purpose of his “Reaction” which furthered his agenda and created a need for a “Solution” that was designed to deflect blame and simultaneously provide him with the desired results.


So what does that have to do with the scameras you might ask? 


Well we have a similar situation here, though obviously not as barbaric, still the paradigm causes death in some cases from an unnecessary system,  as well as both a perceived ”Problem” speeding or red light running, a “Reaction” blame it on evil speeders and red light runners, creating a perceived need for a “Solution” the automated ticketing industry, which results in a perceived usefulness of government intervention and simultaneously produces stolen income extracted from the “evil doers”.


What a responsible governing body did in San Carlos was to look at the situation objectively and realize that there really was no problem and that the “Solution” was actually costing money while doing nothing useful.  The Arizona State Legislature could learn a valuable lesson here, but then we’re not even sure some of them can read.


San Carlos Story


Shout out and thanks to Sheila Dean.  Beatthechip.org







Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
California: Short Yellow Forces Ticket Refund in San Carlos NMA Reporter Economics & Politics 0 2009-02-14 14:07


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01.


©2019 SpeedTrapHunter