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The recently approved “camera stop lights” in the City of Fayetteville is a collaborative effort created by Fayetteville politicians and their Republican counterparts in the General Assembly in Raleigh.

Doubtless, the law proves that City politicians are “in-bed” with their private corporation/contractor friends in the camera stop light industry. It’s a scheme hatched in the secret halls of corporate government (emphasis on private or corporate government, a Republican paradigm).

To use the camera as a device to penalize drivers that occasionally run a “caution” light, and cite the evidence as justification to fill City coffers is immoral. And believe me; drivers will be “ticketed” even on caution-light violations. (To run a caution light is inevitable for all of us, and frankly, it is the safest thing to do in certain situations).

The camera also serves as a scam device for corporate. In all the template contracts that I have read, the contractor receives a small percentage (kick-backs) of the payments made from the violators. In other words, the more photographs presented to the police department, the more money in corporate’s pocket.

It’s corporate’s advantage (from time to time) to offset the calibration of the camera, even as much as a second in time. American corporate is not bashful when it comes to gouging the people. A second or Nanosecond in time at camera-operated stop-lights may cost you upwards of $125. That’s not chump-change to most people. In my opinion, the driver that visits Fayetteville confronts the Fox in the hen house story. Have you ever seen the hen win her battle against the Fox?

Perhaps if the people of Sampson County started a boycott on the merchants in Fayetteville and shopped locally, here in Sampson and elsewhere, Fayetteville would cease and desist in their concocted scam.

Jack Dawsey


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