Wednesday, November 11, 2015

More Speed Cameras

  • Drawing about a dozen protesters to fight a controversial speed camera activated in the neighborhood Monday, Ald. George Cardenas (12th) said city bosses are using the technology to pickpocket citizens.

    “They have no understanding of communities or their needs,” Cardenas said just after 10 a.m., standing in the cold at 3200 S. Archer Ave. “This is completely wrong.”

    Since its installation in 2014, the speed camera has drawn criticism from local residents and organizations calling the camera a money-grabbing scheme disguised as a safety solution.
Really? Just a money-making scheme? And Cardenas actually voted "yes" on Rahm's budget.

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33 Comments:

Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

I like the speed cameras. Too many asshole drivers speeding across the city with immunity. Look at the caravan LIL rahlm and his drivers have. Put more up, fuck it. If you wanna do 53 in a 30 pay the freaking ticket. More cameras please.

11/11/2015 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paint the lens.

11/11/2015 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww....are Señor George's constituents unhappy?!

11/11/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Terrible tragedy from Louisiana . Where's the outrage? 2 Black cops kill a 6 year old white autistic kid.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeremy-mardis-father-hands-up_56413a0de4b0307f2caeb86b


11/11/2015 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Britain they just burn the cameras and the pole they mount them on.

11/11/2015 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The camera's are a really good money maker for the City. The money is needed and the only ones being hurt are those who are actually driving too fast and in a dangerous manner.

11/11/2015 02:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Aldermen suck.

11/11/2015 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST A CITIZEN SAYS: In addition to those speed camera's, how about the city wasting how much money with all the guys planting bulbs in the middle of Michigan avenue. Why is it necessary to have a string of guys planting tulip bulbs. What a shit hole this place has turned into.

11/11/2015 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's for the children.

11/11/2015 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about one on Irving Park Road between Cumberland and Oketo? Slow those racers down.

11/11/2015 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am ok with speed cameras, but give the citizens a heads up that the camera is there. Have flashing yellow lights warning of the upcoming camera. That is, if the reason for the camera is truly safety and not ambushing people to wring out a few buck. You will see such flashing yellow lights in the burbs warning of schools and parks.

11/11/2015 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you trying to kid? Ald. George Cardenas (12th) you are one of the city bosses!!

11/11/2015 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11/11/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He shut them down long enough for you idiots to vote him back in!!!!

Pay the King!

11/11/2015 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Piss toll Pete said...

How about one on Irving Park Road between Cumberland and Oketo? Slow those racers down.

Too secluded of an area. Cameras would last 2 days before being shot out.

11/11/2015 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Okay with the cameras because I'm moving out of this crooked city and state after I retire!

FUCK Chicago and Fuck Illinois!

11/11/2015 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am ok with speed cameras, but give the citizens a heads up that the camera is there. Have flashing yellow lights warning of the upcoming camera. That is, if the reason for the camera is truly safety and not ambushing people to wring out a few buck. You will see such flashing yellow lights in the burbs warning of schools and parks.

11/11/2015 09:18:00 AM

How about all you coppers do your job and write a few tickets? Speed cameras just screw up the flow of traffic and cost us all time. Since you are all no longer being proactive, how about slinging a few tickets out to the really bad drivers. Losing their license hurts more than a few hundred bucks. After all, the Mayor says it's about safety not the cash grab.

Are you all being too fetal to do some of your job, please?

11/11/2015 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only A Citizen says: Put up as many of those speed cameras as you can ! There's way too many Me-Firsters out there passing on the right-hand side, speeding everywhere like a damn ambulance (but barely yielding to the real ones.) These jag-offs need to pump some more cash into your pension funds NOW.

11/11/2015 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Cardenas please have city business and health inspections for all those unlicensed food vending carts in your ward. I'm sure those brick and mortar businesses who actually purchase those combinations of business licenses are pickpocketed by mandated business fees codified by the Chicago El Chapo-like Cartel of Fifty.

How about those unlicensed mechanics working out of their garages in your ward parking cars on the residential streets in a state of disrepair. These constituents need to be pickpocketed by licensing fees leveling the playing field of those pickpocketed compliant, legitimately operated businesses.

How about all those occupied attics in your ward which are dangerous for those residents who occupy these attics against the housing code living in the shadows. City inspection teams could write up lots of Administrative Notice of Violations (A.N.O.V.). Pickpocket those landlords who are collecting illegal rents documenting those who are not playing by the rules. This could be a lucrative source of revenue to build all those publically funded schools alleviating those problematic overcrowded classrooms. Then have a ribbon cutting ceremony naming new schools after dignitaries of foreign nations. Take the moral high ground Mr. Cardenas and open your books from your ward and let the sun shine in. For that matter, take to the floor of the council and be an advocate for change and transparency of the city's financial wheeling and dealings. Open those books Cardenas and force a radical transformation in the way the city collects, appropriates and dispenses public monies. Bottom line, Alderman Cardenas demand equality advocating your constituents not cut corners by skirting municipal fees and make those personal financial sacrifices rising up those bankbook account balances of the compassionate city government.

11/11/2015 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have no understanding of the citizens need to speed! Pretty simple, you go too fast, you pay the piper. Or the Rahmfather.

11/11/2015 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"George Cardenas (12th) said city bosses are using the technology to pickpocket citizens."

I have an idea which may be thought of as radical: how about obeying the posted speed limits.

11/11/2015 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through cameras aren't fast enough to catch ZOGG!

11/11/2015 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pic pocket the residence??? Voting one party democrat and the new tax initiative than Rahm-us is putting forth is just doing that

11/11/2015 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) on a lighter note "I made a mistake and bought a Jeep"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sVmoOZRypk

11/11/2015 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

String those helium balloons in front of those cameras.

It won't be long before we can get videos of Rahm and his motorcade running those Red Light and Speed Cameras.

11/11/2015 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The speed cameras are not about revenue. Rahm said they're "for the children."

Remember?

11/11/2015 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the cameras on all night...catch the ashore drunks,fine with me. Put oNE on Irving west of harlem, driving 60 mph thru there.

11/12/2015 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speed cameras are ridiculous. Took Western into the city the other day during rush hour. Fucks up the flow of traffic, I don't care what anyone says. Like the red light cameras weren't bad enough with people slamming on their brakes in front of you when the light turns yellow, now in the middle of rush hour traffic comes to a crawl. I used to love the City, actually still do, but avoid it like the plague because of all this bullshit. Nothing about safety, just $$$ and more aggravation for people.

11/12/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is the worst City in this country to live in!

This city really SUCKS here and can't wait to retire and move from this shit hole!

11/12/2015 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the cameras on all night...catch the ashore drunks,fine with me. Put oNE on Irving west of harlem, driving 60 mph thru there.

11/12/2015 03:16:00 AM

Hey gramps, stop looking out the window and go to sleep. The corpses from the cemetery aren't going to get hurt on thar strech of road.

11/12/2015 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can wait to leave this Communist City!

11/12/2015 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Gran Torino said...

Do the speed cameras take selfies? ...... ok...I give up....I will smile for the speed cameras from now on.

11/14/2015 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the news would do a story on how many tickets are thrown out because of clout.

11/15/2015 05:55:00 PM  

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