Baltimore and Its Cameras: Join the discussion on facebook: "doni glover bmorenews"
(BALTIMORE - June 19, 2012) - BMORENEWS wants to know your thoughts on the many cameras now in play to catch traffic violations in the DMV. Join our discussion on facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll share your responses.
In 2003, WBAL TV reported these cameras had raked in over $23 million since 1999. That would easily translate now into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines since then. While traffic accidents have been reportedly reduced, why isn't the profit generated - especially in poor and minority communities where there are an overwhelming number of cameras - redirected back into those communities?
Or, is that ludicrous?
What do you think?
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In ref. to Traffic Caneras in Baktimore City and Maryland as a whole, it another initiative of Politicians and Government Leaders Waste in Md as with the Lottery Money. Remember the it was to be use to enhance and rebuild our school system !!! The lottery money but it never happen because our school system is raggedy and our children are lacking and teachers are under paid Just as our Cops and Firemen and women; yet, our leader employing cameras everywhere and claiming it going to use to improve our infrastructure. Same issue with Crime Cameras, lacking personnel help to monitor them and cops needs to be distributed abroad city community and footpatrol to continue to decrease crime stats. Time to be proactive with a strategy not after the fact!!!!
Do we live in a communist country or what? All of these cameras that watch you, watch you speed, go through red lights, etc are an infringement on certain inalienable rights? And where is the money? I know they are making a mint
I am in total agreement with placing the funds they collect from the cameras back into the minority communities and help rebuild the communities. The City needs to give back some of the money they receive from these citations and help profit small organizations that are making a change in our minority communities and more.