Traffic cameras bring tiny Ohio village to a stop; Elmwood Place a focus of a national debate

  • Article by: DAN SEWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 29, 2013 - 11:55 AM

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio — This little village had a big problem.

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jd55604Jun. 29, 13 4:58 PM

Traffic cameras are all about the revenue. I can't believe more political challengers don't shine the spotlight on their creepy incumbent opponents who support these Orwellian schemes. Political supporters of traffic cameras need to be identified and put on record by the media so the voters know who they are. Hint hint Star Tribune.

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arspartzJun. 29, 13 8:55 PM

Perhaps the speed limit is set too low?

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nrabadJun. 30, 1311:11 AM

I see people run red lights every time I'm out driving it's gotten to be a common thing to do. Cameras should be used more often but people don't want to be caught doing something wrong. Human nature," I didn't do it".

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jd55604Jun. 30, 13 4:08 PM

nrabad, I'm sure if I followed you around with a camera all day every day I could cite you for numerous criminal infractions. The whole mantra of "only criminals need to fear surveillance" is a very un-american point of view.

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chuckdancerJun. 30, 13 6:24 PM

People are breaking the law willfully and recklessly everyday on our streets. They feel they can get away with it and mostly they can. The cameras bring responsibility back into the equation. The cameras should be used in selective areas of abuse and the abusers held responsible for their actions. You are unlikely to receive a ticket if you are making an honest effort to be within the law.

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jd55604Jun. 30, 13 7:26 PM

"People are breaking the law willfully and recklessly everyday on our streets. They feel they can get away with it and mostly they can. The cameras should be used in selective areas of abuse and the abusers held responsible for their actions."........Hmmm selective areas huh? That could be interpreted a million different ways by a million different people. Perhaps we should start by videotaping you 24/7 inside and outside your home just to make sure that you're not breaking the law willfully and recklessly. Are you properly using your turn signal, speeding, recycling, jay-walking, littering, taking an improper tax deduction, smoking less than 25 ft from a public entrance, have a broken tail light, wearing your seatbelt, are your tabs expired, does your toolshed adhere to the local building code regs etc etc. I guarantee that after a month of following around some of these holier than thou surveillance proponents with cameras most of them would be guilty of dozens if not hundreds of crimes.

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