New speed cameras trap motorists from space

What me worry?

What about escalation do we not understand?  If these systems are available for abuse what in the hell makes any rational person believe that they will not be abused?

This is why we must stop this progression, HERE, NOW, TODAY!

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19 Responses to New speed cameras trap motorists from space

    • B says:

      From the article:

      “and that innocent people have nothing to fear from the way we use it.”
      The single most flawed piece of logic to support the cameras. It goes hand in hand with, “Don’t break the law and you’ll be fine!”

      The problem with that logic: What happens when the government (or just those running the program) decide that a behavior that is fine today is no longer “innocent”? Nothing – because you’ve already handed the power over to the government and there’s no easy way to stop them from using it at that point, especially when its entrenched within a governmental bureaucracy…

      • photoradarscam says:

        The article had the perfect example. An innocent person who attended a couple of anti-war rallies was now tracked and targeted. He didn’t break the law but he had plenty to worry about because of his political views.

  1. LoneWolf says:

    I think we need to start a national (or international) “don’t drive” day and see just how much it affects our economy when people park their cars for a day. I think more and more people are either losing their driving privileges because of BS like this, or they just don’t have the desire to drive much anymore because big bro is watching them closely and exploiting every little mistake they make for money. This is so wrong… Give the gov an inch, it’s sure to take a mile.

    • Brent says:

      Wow, those scameras did such a great job of preventing all those collisions! I’m so glad ats and redflex are around to protect us tax-paying sheeple..

  2. B says:

    I was just going to post this article…

    From SPACE??

    Why would the money be invested in such a technology?


    1) They’re planning on making a crap load of money off of it, or
    2) They’re going to be doing more than just monitoring speeding.

    Talk about overkill…

  3. Cathy says:

    Overkill indeed. The article wrote that this new technology “could reduce the need for speed humps”?!

    That’s like marketing multi-zillion dollar outer-space technology that helps people eat their food by claiming it “reduces the need for forks.”

    This product has no selling point to the public; less expensive and just as effective solutions are already in place.

    • B says:

      On the less expensive angle, and how a satellite watching Arizona would compare, cost-wise:

      A DPS officer once told me that it costs $100,000 to train and deploy a rookie DPS officer. (That sounds a little high, but not entirely unreasonable.)

      I’m pretty sure satellites cost in the high 8 or low 9 digit range (assuming it’s in the “moderately complex” range of satellites, which vary greatly in cost, and assuming that it launches and deploys successfully). If my math is right, DPS could hire and train 1,000 officers for the cost of one $100,000,000 satellite…

      What would you rather have? 1,000 new DPS officers on the ground, doing hands on work helping ordinary citizens with everything from drug busts to changing tires, or one satellite catching “criminals” on film like speeders? (Unless – again – they plan on doing a lot more than catching speeders…)

      • changing tires okay…but drug busts?? c’mon, those are ‘victimless’ crimes just like speeding is. I don’t want more DPS officers making drug busts, end the ‘drug war’ in turn you will reduce the violence and organized crime by A LOT! when can we go back to the time when ‘law enforcers’ were referred to as ‘peace officers’.

  4. puzzled says:

    in a dictatorship the government does just what it likes in a democracy the government follows the will of the people am i missing something here?

  5. JOKN says:

    A republic is a type of government where the citizens choose the leaders of their country

    Democracy is a political government carried out either directly by the people (direct democracy) or by means of elected representatives of the people (Representative democracy).

  6. The Keeper of the Seven Keys says:

    It is NOT about actual tracking of vehicles from the space. They just fluffed up using of dirt cheap GPS receiver engines (from $18 per unit) to synchronize traditional point-to-point scameras network with microsecond grade precision. Another one “TECHNOLOGY”, my a55…

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