Speed cameras for Sweetwater?

Speed cameras for Sweetwater?

There are 54 comments on the Monroe County Advocate story from Apr 25, 2012, titled Speed cameras for Sweetwater?. In it, Monroe County Advocate reports that:

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whawha

Athens, TN

#43 May 3, 2012
glenn wrote:
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Have your car banged up in a Wal-Mart parking lot by a hit and run driver. Ask the manager of Wal-Mart if you could see the tape around the time your were parked there to try to get a lead on the person that hit your car. First, file the police report, then beg the cop to look at the tape, then beg Wal-Mart to allow you and the cop to look at the tape. The answer is "we'll have to check this out with Benton, Ark. and will get back to you later on." How often do they erase the tapes? Daily. End results, you don't get to see the tape,and some nice asshole of a moron just cost me and State Farm,$1500.00 dollars to repair my car.
Actually, Walmart keeps EVERYTHING, they don't erase any tapes.
They never even delete data from past purchases. They have HUGE data warehouses where they keep it all. This is not bullshit, look it up. Beats me what the hell they keep it for but it is a bit weird.
whawha

Athens, TN

#44 May 3, 2012
glenn wrote:
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Jimmy Ray, Bob, Earl, Bill, you have just insulted 85 per cent of the people in East Tennessee. I peg you for driving with out insurance and would be the first person to run for the hills if you were to damage someones car, house or whatever. What a work of art, dumb beyond words.
Tennessee is a tort State, which means you can be sued for any damages. With newer car values as high as they are and the obscene price of medical care 99% of people who do carry insurance do not and can not carry enough to actually protect themselves.

Tennessee is the last State to not enforce insurance at registration time, Vermont was the same until 2 years ago, but now TN is alone. Due to this as many as 1 in 4 do not carry insurance at all.
I will be damned if I pay double premiums to cover someone else hitting me.
I have a tire iron to even things out.
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#45 May 17, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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They have to have guards to keep you pill poping people in Monroe County from stealing them blind.


thats funny jimmy......heres something for ya to laugh at....this is something from MCMINN county....

Four Athens residents were charged with making methamphetamine after Athens Police Department officers discovered five labs at the Load Street residence. as reported in the daily post athenian.

moral is........
dont talk about another county till you clean up the trash in your own back yard.
karl

United States

#46 May 17, 2012
omg like i totally think the cameras like a good idea, dude.
Jimmy

Knoxville, TN

#47 May 18, 2012
stuart1 wrote:
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thats funny jimmy......heres something for ya to laugh at....this is something from MCMINN county....
Four Athens residents were charged with making methamphetamine after Athens Police Department officers discovered five labs at the Load Street residence. as reported in the daily post athenian.
moral is........
dont talk about another county till you clean up the trash in your own back yard.
Everyone knows all the drugs start at Valley Trailer park.
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#48 May 18, 2012
@ jimmy. who's everyone? i never heard of it, then again, ive only lived here for 3 years, so i wouldnt know about that but, i DID hear about the athens walgreens that several people were caught after trying to buy some asudo-fedren to cook meth with by the narcotics task force that was shown on the tv show "COPS", and dealing in the parking lot, and then theres that famous shell station in inglewood,(from what i was told by my wife). see, the problem isnt just in monroe county, its ALL OVER.
Mville

United States

#49 May 18, 2012
The one in Madisonville was not manned today? Is that legal?
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#50 May 19, 2012
Mville wrote:
The one in Madisonville was not manned today? Is that legal?
listen guys, ive only lived in this state for the past 3 years, so i really dont know much about it's drug problems history, but i do know that the problem isnt just located in only one county, its state, hell, its nation wide. the problem is just as bad up north and down south as it is here..... nj, ny, pa, florida, georiga, they all have their drug problems, and no matter how hard law inforcement tries to stop it, they never will.
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#51 May 19, 2012
karl wrote:
omg like i totally think the cameras like a good idea, dude.
lol, karl, you need to go back to california.....dude.:)
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#52 May 19, 2012
Mville wrote:
The one in Madisonville was not manned today? Is that legal?
mville, i have no clue as to what that comment means, can you explain it a little more? thank you.
opened eyes

Athens, TN

#53 May 19, 2012
stuart1 wrote:
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listen guys, ive only lived in this state for the past 3 years, so i really dont know much about it's drug problems history, but i do know that the problem isnt just located in only one county, its state, hell, its nation wide. the problem is just as bad up north and down south as it is here..... nj, ny, pa, florida, georiga, they all have their drug problems, and no matter how hard law inforcement tries to stop it, they never will.
Drug problems in society are a direct sign that the population is unfulfilled and unhappy. People hide from unhappy worlds within drug use.
If you want to stop drugs you have to stop the things that make our society want to escape into a dream.
Utopia I imagine has very few drugs.
Mville

United States

#54 May 23, 2012
stuart1 wrote:
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mville, i have no clue as to what that comment means, can you explain it a little more? thank you.
The speed cameras have to have an officer stationed with them in order for it to hold up in court.
stuart1

Knoxville, TN

#55 May 24, 2012
Mville wrote:
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The speed cameras have to have an officer stationed with them in order for it to hold up in court.
ok, if someone has to man these cameras, im assuming that someone whould have to be either hired to do it, or an officer would have to be pulled off the streets to sit at a desk with a bunch of monitors in front of him and keep his/her eyes on them. am i correct? and if thats the case, wouldnt that be defeating the purpose of having officers out there patroling the streets and roadways? what happened to the "good 'ol days" where a cop would parked behind a billbord or in a parking lot with a radar gun to catch speeders?
Yes they are

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#56 May 24, 2012
Idiots wrote:
Anyone willing to be more heavily monitored and taxed by government is a complete moron. ALL these cameras are pure and simple revenue generators and are very much UNCONSTITUTIONAL. These are private company's that sell the local government on the idea of greater revenue. The local good old boys sell it to you idiots as a security (I hope we all know what Benjammin Franklin said about trading liberty for security). Someone speeding and getting a ticket weeks later does nothing. It's like smacking your dog for peeing on the floor two weeks prior. As for these monstrosities being unconstitutional, only the people have the right to vote on and PAY for these things. A private company has NO RIGHT to benefit from law enforcement. Read this example carefully: I know there is a lease law for all animals inside my town. I know every morning you let your critter out to drop a 1 and deuce. Your critter stays in your yard but is not on a leash. I set up a trail camera aimed at your front door. The following morning I photo your law breaking activity and take it to the local police. I ask what the fine for breaking the leash law is and offer to half it with them for my video evidence. Am I entitled to that? According to the cameratards I am. Promoting these things is another nail in the coffin of what was once a free country. Go ahead and support the cameras. You are probably the ones dragging ass, getting in the way of working people while claiming disability. For the rest of us, the locals who bring cameras in should be driven from office and the community. Fines should be ignored. cameras should meet with an unpleasant demise. Funny, they disappear when they don't generate enough revenue proving they have NOTHING to do with safety.
You are exactly right on everything you said. This isn't a law inforcement tool it is just a means for the city to collect money. CUT services!!!!!!!!!

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