With Shortshanks grubbing for every dime he can find, this was a long time coming:
- Cook County Traffic Court in Chicago may stop dismissing speeding tickets based on laser gun readings because a judge ruled Wednesday that lidar speed detectors were scientifically admissible in the court.
The court did not conduct its own hearing on the matter as planned. Instead, the judge determined that a recent Illinois Appellate Court ruling upholding the admissibility of lidar detectors would apply in the Cook County case.
The City is still going to go through a Frye hearing on its own just in case. But it's still hard to believe Shortshanks has been giving up this revenue stream for so long.