Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Red Light Cameras

According to the police chief of Hazelwood (suburb of St. Louis, MO), it is “none of our business” how much money he donated to a new “advocacy group” whose goal is to promote the use of red light cameras. Lest we forget, the police chief is merely (or used to be) a civil servant whose employer is the people, who have a right to know where their tax dollars are being spent and what kind of public/private relationships are being created. Naturally, we the people should not be concerned about the conflict of interest that arises from a police chief who personally finances a group whose purpose is to directly subsidize his precinct’s revenue. That’s none of our business.

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