yup what we have to look forward to:
Speed cameras are causing increasing frustration and anger for motorists. They are more and more seen as a revenue-raising measure and not a legitimate tool for cutting speeding.
A militant group, Motorists Against Detection (MAD), led by the legendary Captain Gatso, have taken it upon themselves to vandalise speed cameras, rendering them useless.
Says one website:
Motorists Against Detection (MAD) in the UK have claimed responsibility for taking out about 600 roadside speed cameras (known as Gatsos) across the country, according to spokesman Captain Gatso. The group only targets cameras on main highways, saying that they actually support their usage in built-up areas.
Disabling methods apparently include spray paint, angle-grinders and even plastic explosives!
Cheekily, they add:
CMG does not condone the disablement of Speed Cameras, especially with a spray can, say black, held about 5 inches away form the lens and applied for about 10 seconds.
One of the biggest safeguards against tyranny is that when laws get too unpopular, people will just refuse to obey them, or will actively sabotage them. That's why the increased ability the authorities have to spy on people via CCTV, read their email correspondance, and track their telephone conversations, brings risks as well as benefits. Sometime I think the worst sort of society would be where the government could make a law and guarantee it would never be disobeyed, even if it was a totally democratic society, and never passed laws that the majority didn't want.
Vandalising public property and obstructing the law are not good things in themselves, but they can be useful safety values.
GIRARD LETS START ARE OWN MAD CHAPTER!!!!
well it looks like its already started