State patrol fee?

There are 44 comments on the Evening Sun story from Jul 1, 2009, titled State patrol fee?. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Pennsylvania municipalities without full-time police forces would have to pay for the state troopers who patrol their streets under a bill that a state House committee narrowly passed Wednesday.

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Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#41 Jul 12, 2009
Jonah Hex wrote:
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Nope, the whole "gotcha" thing is a revenue scam, both at the state and local levels. You're the moron for blindly accepting the speed traps.
If you're not breaking the law (speeding), what is your problem. They're not bothering you.
John Weaver

Nazareth, PA

#42 Jul 12, 2009
local wrote:
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FINALALLY a local government official that has common sense! Good for your John!
I will take that as a compliment. Thank you. I take great pride in doing my best to serve the best interests of our small, but wonderful community.
John Weaver

Nazareth, PA

#43 Jul 12, 2009
Jonah Hex wrote:
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Soooo John, where does the money go then? Somebody's getting it. And what about all of the speed traps and "hide-and-seek" games I see in every township with a local police force. Public safety my butt.
That information is a matter of public record. If it troubles you as much as I believe it does, based on the comments I have read, I would strongly suggest you attend a meeting of your local government entity. You are entitled to ask your elected representatives where the money goes, just like anyone else may. Any councilperson, supervisor, or other local government official should have absolutely no problem answering a legitimate question, such as yours. I can't speak for every elected person out there, though.
As for the public safety remark? Our police department is very proactive and our townspeople see them as friendly, courteous and helpful, as do visitors. I feel bad for the residents of your locale if things are so terribly mis-managed there that you have developed such a cynical outlook on life. Perhaps you could make more of a difference in your town if you tried to run for office, got elected and made sure things were done properly; instead of posting rants that serve very little purpose on a comment page.

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John Weaver
weaverseven@gmail.com

Since: Jun 09

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#44 Jul 14, 2009
John Weaver wrote:
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I feel bad for the residents of your locale if things are so terribly mis-managed there that you have developed such a cynical outlook on life. Perhaps you could make more of a difference in your town if you tried to run for office, got elected and made sure things were done properly; instead of posting rants that serve very little purpose on a comment page.
Listen here, John (if you can take a moment and drop down from your perch on Mount Olympus), I live in Adams County but commute to Rockville each day, sometimes even to DC if I have an onsite task to do. I have recently had two encounters with Frederick County, Maryland LEOs, both negative. One played the old game of "ride my bumper" until I speed up so that he can pull me over. I didn't play that game, got out of his way, and got pulled over anyway for "making an unsafe lane change." The other incident was more insidious, with the deputy ticketing me for speeding without having an actual radar reading (he was making a U-turn when I went by him), just a best guess on his part. I hired a lawyer for that one and went to court. During the proceeding, the LEO told two bald-faced black lies against me, but the judge threw the ticket out because he could not show precisely how fast I was going. In another instance, I had to complain to my township supervisors about a LEO from another township (whose force had NOT contracted with our township for "protection") who was hiding behind a tree on my property, manning a speedtrap. I took a picture of him, emailed it to the supervisors, and soon the LEO disappeared. And like I said earlier in this thread, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a PA State Trooper hiding behind a rise in the median near the G-Burg Outlet Mall, with his radar gun out, targeting south-bound motorists going on vacation. And don't get me started on Rockville Twon cops, who dress exactly like Nazi SS troopers, complete with balloon britches and jack books. Tell me again, how these guys are suppsoed to be our friends? Give me a break!

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