Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chicago downplays huge request for speed cameras near parks, schools - City will only have 300 speed cameras.... 300????

The map the city of Chicago is sending out with its “request for proposals” shows just how extensive coverage by cameras designed to catch speeders around parks and schools could be — if the city ever exercises all its options.

Not to worry, city officials say: Aldermen mandated that cameras go up in only 50 to 300 locations for now.

“By ordinance, we are limited to placing these cameras in only 20 percent of the 1,500 possible Children’s Safety Zones — that’s only 300 camera [sites] citywide,” said Pete Scales, spokesman for the city’s Department of Transportation. “We expect to only have about 50 of those up and running next year.”

Plenty of connected companies are getting ready to bid on the contract to install the cameras. Mayoral allies Greg Goldner and Mike Kasper have ties to one of the firms.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to several limitations to meet the concerns of aldermen who feared this was all about making money; that cameras would be too concentrated in certain neighborhoods, or would be too pervasive. They are meant to cover territories within one-eighth of a mile around parks and schools.

36 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

If you believe Rahm is having these cameras installed to protect children, you voted for Obama.

Aldo Raine said...

I will start planning and working out the logistics involved in getting together a few groups of like-minded individuals to disable and/or remove altogether every last one of these fucking cameras. Details to follow based on the city's timeline for the installation/implementation of the first batch of 50 slated for arrival next year.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

EXTORTION.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be a real nightmare trying to drive around this city with all the $cameras$ keeping track of your speed. If you like driving over 20 mph anywhere in this town better off just riding you bike or move out to the suburbs if you can. Talk about a business killer. Who the fuck is going to come into Chicago to stop fearing a ticket(s) in the mail in a few weeks. Fuck that shit.

Anonymous said...

All conniving Jews making money off of this scam.

Nutria said...

And 200 police officers to maintain the murder rate?

Most of the starving tax payers said...

ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE MY WAGES,BENEFITS,PENSION AND ALL OTHER TAXES !

No thank you Mr Mayor. You work for us or go to prison

Law abiding tax and insurance payer said...

Call in sick and go to traffic court to see for yourself who pays and what happens to the parasites.

They used to have a bench to sit on and watch the most dangerous pay or get locked up.




The bench is gone, NOBODY pays or goes to jail.

Anonymous said...

Do you really want to pay $100.00 for five miles per hour when the unlicensed parasites have sanctuary and skin color determines justice?
they don't pay and won't pay nor go to jail. YOU TRY THAT!

Anonymous said...

DETROIT HERE WE COME!!

Anonymous said...

Another reason to hate Chicago. Way to go guys, just keep the reasons coming.

Anonymous said...

As an outsider looking in, the working people in your city are just plan fucked.
Only you can fix this mess

Anonymous said...

These Democrat cameras make a sane man an axe murderer.

Anonymous said...

I moved out of the city specifically because of these speed cameras. And I don't speed. Fuck you Rahm Emanuel.

Anonymous said...

Whats next civil war?

Anonymous said...

All we meed is fifty new citizens to run for alderman. Goodbye Burke.

Anonymous said...

Its just easier to avoid going to chicago and spending money there.

let them beat the dead horse of chicago's taxpayers. most traffic offenses are commited by locals.

this all done for the lawyers children....

Anonymous said...

Never needed cameras when I was a kid in the 70's. Of course we didn't act like animals and paid attention when crossing streets at the crosswalk.

Anonymous said...

They better distribute them equitably throughout the entire city geographically and not just dump these things on the northside to catch whitey

Anonymous said...

Ok so what happened in 018 betwn the on-duty copper and the transvestite in a marked car?

Anonymous said...

Oh dont worry, we have ceasefire. Who says crime dont pay?!

rjp said...

Ordinarily I would be against anything like this. But Chicago has proven itself unable to handle simple traffic enforcement.

I live near a no right on red corner, two times I have pointed at the sign when people have made a right on red with a vehicle in front of a police cruiser.

If the police can't write tickets, let a machine do it. People will learn.

Anonymous said...

A paintball right in the lens of the camera fixes that problem!

Anonymous said...

And where will all this new fresh revenue go? Right down the same fucking connected rat holes it always goes. Cameras won't be any good when nobody is left in this town paying the bills. Higher taxes, unsafe neighborhoods and streets, shit schools, and no jobs will drive all of the decent folks to move out. Who will be left? Just look at Detroit. Only those who can't move and the Thugs.

Anonymous said...

seriously, these fucking things will be on, or around Lake Shore Drive;


Yea, give us Suburbanites who already hate going down to that fucking shit hole, except to take our out of town relatives to the tourist attractions,


ANOTHER fucking reason to not want to go there;

keep voting democrat ya dumb fucks

Anonymous said...

the speed cameras will be rolling 7am to 7 pm .. nothing like getting the dumb fucks who work to pay for the democrat lazy fucks
screw the Illinois and chicago democrats

Anonymous said...

"All we meed is fifty new citizens to run for alderman"

I can't believe this city needs 50 alderman. I also don't understand the purpose of country government. I could help these fuckers cut some expenses. And cutting taxes is not a cost, that's out money, the governments spending in the cost. Live within your means like the rest of us. Time to starve the beast.

Anonymous said...

"
I live near a no right on red corner, two times I have pointed at the sign when people have made a right on red with a vehicle in front of a police cruiser."

I am not a cop. You should like a douchebag. Going 50 in a 25 I can see. But no right on red, who gives a shit. If it's clear, make the turn.

Anonymous said...

Just wrong how the elected crooks are playing you people.

Anonymous said...

"I live near a no right on red corner, two times I have pointed at the sign when people have made a right on red with a vehicle in front of a police cruiser."

"I am not a cop. You should like a douchebag. Going 50 in a 25 I can see. But no right on red, who gives a shit. If it's clear, make the turn."

How about blowing through stop signs in residential neighborhoods? Right in front of the police cruiser? Rahm could balance the fucking budget (and decrease the number of hit-and-run auto pedestrian accidents, but he doesn't give a fuck about dead kids). Cops don't seem to want to stop these scumbags. Maybe they're afraid of being accused of racial profiling.

While we're at it, why do members of certain ethnic groups think that two or three at a time can go through 4-way stop signs at each turn? I must have taken a different driver's test.

Anonymous said...

Those 300 cameras will make excellent shooting targets for anyone that wants to target practice, make sure to clean up your brass boys and girls.

After the Contract Company has to replace each camera several times, I think they may decide to pull out of this costly deal.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm, I checked the map.

You missed a spot, YOU FUCK.
Now move along.

rjp said...

Yep, "Anonymous" asswipe, I am a fucking douche bag because I feel laws on the books, even summary traffic offenses, should be enforced by people paid for the sole purpose enforcing laws.

Maybe it was your shitty schools systems when you were growing up, but people in Chicago are spineless whiners who love to the throw blame on something else other than take any responsibility for their actions.

Course that's just my opinion, and I grew up someplace where no driver would ever have the audacity to violate a posted sign in front of an occupied police cruiser and expect that a ticket wouldn't be issued.

Plug the cameras in, connect them to the printers. Go Chicago go, have fun with the fools.

Anonymous said...

So this is the 1st way of the endless roll out of new cams...

Or, the whole safety of the kiddies line was horseshit since only 20% of these 'keep em safe' cameras will be online...

Lines and bullshit from the City either way it is read!

Anonymous said...

"Those 300 cameras will make excellent shooting targets for anyone that wants to target practice, make sure to clean up your brass boys and girls.

After the Contract Company has to replace each camera several times, I think they may decide to pull out of this costly deal"

They are BULLET PROOF you ass-clown!

Anonymous said...

rjp said...
Yep, "Anonymous" asswipe, I am a fucking douche bag because I feel laws on the books, even summary traffic offenses, should be enforced by people paid for the sole purpose enforcing laws.

Maybe it was your shitty schools systems when you were growing up, but people in Chicago are spineless whiners who love to the throw blame on something else other than take any responsibility for their actions.

Course that's just my opinion, and I grew up someplace where no driver would ever have the audacity to violate a posted sign in front of an occupied police cruiser and expect that a ticket wouldn't be issued.

Plug the cameras in, connect them to the printers. Go Chicago go, have fun with the fools.

July 29, 2012 8:45 PM

The copper probably giving tickets to you Amish in you horse and buggys. You have a lot of animosity towards authority figures. You should probably be in some type of counciling or perhaps a hospital setting until you work these issues out. I really don't want to upset you but your opinion doesn't matter to us at all. Not one little bit tough guy. I'm sorry to inform you they're are more important things for us to deal with the no right on red. So next time take a few seconds, breath deep, try and relax and the GO FUCK YOURSELF ASSHOLE.