From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Smart traffic lights
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On 3 Jan 2003 17:59:52 -0800,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Grise),
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Smart traffic lights",
Wrote the following:
|Jim Thompson wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
|> Here in Phoenix several towns are switching to video cameras, traffic
|> measurement by pattern recognition.
|> They also record traffic accidents. A recent victim of this
|> efficiency was a police officer in hot pursuit who ran a red light and
|> killed an innocent driver. He wasn't supposed to be in pursuit, lied
|> about it *and* his speed... now doing time in the slammer ;-)
|> ...Jim Thompson
|Ah! So in AZ, when a JBNT commits murder, they actually
|prosecute him(her)? In So. Cal, they routinely take down
|'suspects' in a fusillade of bullets, and nobody even seems
|to blink an eye.
They do that here, too, but the general public is tiring of the game.
Latest episode, early thirties mother with child in her car, tries to
pass forged prescription, at Walgreen's drive-up, for pain killers...
she was in severe pain from an auto accident and her doctor wouldn't
Cops show up, woman panics, tries to drive off. Cop shoots her in the
back as she's driving away from him... he's going to hang!
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