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Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

The last time this program was in place, all of the news articles about it always discussed how much revenue was being generated, and none of them talked about any changes to public safety. Yeah, we know what's going on here. The recent "stormwater" ballot initiative will result in an increase in public safety spending. Here is just another avenue to get the rest of the money they wanted.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/27/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

"There being no 1st-hand party to the actual infraction, there is no debt collectable. Check 15 USC 1692 et-seq and the FDCPA. The "red-light" camera cannot be "cross-examined" and cannot testify. " - gregaj7

Great, another barroom lawyer thinks he is qualified to give legal advice.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 11/27/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “El Paso County takes steps on bail after ACLU suit

What the BLEEP is "pretrial services fund"?!? To me, yet another revenue effort for the municipal corporation known as COUNTY OF EL PASO. Time for all of us to quit contracting with all municipal corporations (muni-corps) on this land of The United States of America (the style of the Confederacy as listed in that document of 1777-1781).

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/24/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

There being no 1st-hand party to the actual infraction, there is no debt collectable. Check 15 USC 1692 et-seq and the FDCPA. The "red-light" camera cannot be "cross-examined" and cannot testify. This effort, again, will cost more than it will gain. This is all for revenue, not safety.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 11/24/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

You can **mail** anything you want, that does "not" mean I will get it.

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Posted by None of the Above on 11/23/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Wait - so it was a failure before, but now we think it will succeed?

The chief throws a lot of stats around but he is just a policemen, not a traffic safety engineer. How do those numbers compare with traffic volumes? What are the statistical averages? What is the standard deviation? Unfortunately the chief is not qualified to evaluate traffic safety, and he is judged in some part by how many tickets he issues. So to him naturally more tickets = more safety - a correlation that has been studied extensively and never proven to be true. Not to mention the 'empire' building that comes with a program like that... the extra revenue, the extra staff. Police love this stuff whether it improves safety or not (and as determined before, it doesn't).

And let's not confuse mailing a ticket to a car owner (not the driver) weeks after they've done something with enforcement.

Let's be clear, there have been NO comprehensive studies by traffic engineers for any of these supposed "dangerous" intersections. Most likely, all they need to do is lengthen the yellow light time above the minimum specification that they are probably set to. This costs nothing and can be done immediately. Any interest from the council on trying this? Of course not, and that's all we need to know.

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Posted by PhotoRadarScam on 11/23/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Do it!

Why are lights or signs at intersections?

It is where vehicles COULD collide. More dangerous than a straight stretch of road.

Lets weed out those who think a yellow light means beat it like hell through the intersection.

Behavior is modified by positive reinforcement.

Start mailing those tickets!

Dave :-)

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Posted by William David Beadles on 11/22/2017 at 5:58 PM

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Posted by Tony Walter on 11/21/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

Yet another business engaged with the Prison Industrial Complex. Forced contracts for "defendants" should be unconstitutional and probably are. This "war" is Spiritual, as well as physical/legal/lawful. In the name of Yeshua.

Posted by gregaj7 on 11/20/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

@apathetic Oh yeah, this poor poor victim. She was in possession of methamphetamine. Not much sympathy here. It's not news to anyone that it is ILLEGAL to posses meth. So she ended up in jail? Good!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/20/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

Feels like the majority residents do not matter and only very small interest group does. Not at all happy with the changes dowtown.. Just more traffic issues and less ability to get to shops.

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Posted by Cher Fenn-Young on 11/18/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

so county wasted mY TAX money? FUDGE! and randall makes a joke? make him pay the cost

Posted by apathetic on 11/18/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

The ACLU is going to get paid again by the taxpayers of El Paso County.

Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

This is nothing. The only crime would have been committed by the notary.

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Posted by .\-. on 11/17/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

:)

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Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Whats that Holmes? You claim you dont work at EPSO, and are not connected to the sheriff, yet you make a comment like that. Hmmm...just blew your cover, genius.

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Posted by Skeet on 11/16/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

You're in for a huge disappointment!! Wish that I could share more! Please stand by!!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Bwaahaaa, Holems you crack me up...... your either an Elder crony or your someone who thinks the the earth is flat. I know that you keep saying that the docs dont have to be notarized, but no one is distracted from the fact that Elder and/or his command staff ordered those two to notarize documents more than one year later ( which happens to be illegal and therefore a crime), But dont worry your pretty little head..... the truth is coming out and neither you or i will have to prove it. Word on the street is that it is being looked into behind the scene. And in the famous words of Jim Carrey (in the movie Liar Liar) And the truth will set you free :)

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Posted by John D on 11/16/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

People go off and do a lot of crazy things. You'd have to ask them. But it's true, they do not need to be notarized. Check with the CSPD, same with them. Your burden of proof is on Elder's wrongdoing. Good luck with that!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/16/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office asks for crime footage

@Mike Randall - that's a great idea!

One would believe we have a right - it's a taxpayer owned building and they are government workers - their paychecks are funded by the taxpayer! It's our right! That would be some true transparency! And, didn't Elder say he was all about transparency?

And Pam, come on ... where is the KRW report?

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Posted by Asher777 on 11/16/2017 at 12:58 PM

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