If you don’t already think there is something rotten with the police camera systems that are going up all across the country (Kansas City, MO is putting them in as I type), try this one on for size:

As a prank, students from [Maryland] high schools have been taking advantage of the county’s Speed Camera Program in order to exact revenge on people who they believe have wronged them in the past, including other students and even teachers…Students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from certain websites that “mimic” those on Maryland license plates. They tape the duplicate plate over the existing plate on the back of their car and purposefully speed through a speed camera…The victim then receives a citation in the mail days later.Joe Slaninka
The Sentinel

The owner of the vehicle is the one that is ticketed with these cameras. So, for instance, if your car is stolen (or, as above, someone fakes your plate) and the thief runs a light, you get the ticket in the mail weeks after being burgled. Do we really need any more proof that these systems should be demolished?


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