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December 31, 2012

Red Light Cameras
The Red Light Camera debacle continues in the state of Florida. Spurned on by greed (not "safety") the law is full of problems. Unfortunately, in our society it is money that sways justice rather than justice itself. The noble cause of freedom has long ago disappeared from the minds of our elected "representatives" (joke). The Red Light Camera contracts that were signed before any state law was enacted were based on the idea that a single municipality could derive revenue by creating it's own traffic laws within it's boundaries. The Fifth District Court of Appeal rightfully struck down this tack by the cities as being in violation of the "uniform" traffic law requirement. This reasoned decision was not enough for the cities that had jumped the gun with the implementation of the red light cameras. They have now asked the Florida Supreme Court to review the Fifth District Court'…

It's cRiMinAL!

If you have visited the Orange County Courthouse recently you may have noticed that the elevator service to floors 5 through 23 are "under repair." When the repairs are complete (December 2013) the public is promised to have an efficient elevator service. Until then do not pay attention to the lines or the guards telling you what to do and use the stairs. Oh, right, there are no stairs.

The red light camera program is moving full steam ahead. Safety is the main concern and reason for these cameras. Once the cities that deploy these cameras "feel" that an intersection has been "made safe" they redeploy them to a new intersection to work their magic again. It does cost money to operate these safety devices and that money is directly tied to fines imposed for running them. So if you want these safety cameras around you have to keep running those lights.

Apparently, there was a concerted effort to oust some of Florida's Supreme Court justices this past el…