Speed Cameras Unpopular
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel billed his soon-to-be-launched speed camera program as being about child safety and not raising cash, but a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows most Chicago voters are skeptical of the mayor's rationale and don't want the devices.
The survey logged opposition to speed cameras from 54 percent of those questioned, while 69 percent said money — not safety — was behind the mayor's push to install automated equipment that will nab and ticket lead-footed drivers near parks and schools.
The disparity between those results suggests that even some of the 43 percent of voters who said they back cameras nonetheless harbor doubts about the mayor's stated reasons for wanting them. Just 22 percent of those surveyed agreed with Emanuel that the purpose of his speed camera program was to protect children.
If you vote for the same corrupt bought-and-paid-for assholes, you're going to get exactly the same thing every single time. If you throw them out when they don't vote the way you want them to, then they are more responsive to the community they supposedly represent. But that takes an involved semi-intelligent populace, which is why the politicians have a vested interest in keeping voters in the dark.
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