DC Police Chief says that iPhone users who use radar detector app are cowards

The Washington Examiner has this:

Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras.
That has irked D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, who promised her officers would pick up their game to counteract the devices, which can also help drivers dodge sobriety checkpoints.
"I think that's the whole point of this program," she told The Examiner. "It's designed to circumvent law enforcement -- law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives."
The new technology streams to iPhones and global positioning system devices, sounding off an alarm as drivers approach speed or red-light cameras.
Lanier said the technology is a "cowardly tactic" and "people who overly rely on those and break the law anyway are going to get caught" in one way or another.
The greater D.C. area has 290 red-light and speed cameras -- comprising nearly 10 percent of all traffic cameras in the U.S., according to estimates by a camera-tracking database called the POI Factory. . . . .



Blogger The Right Guy said...

Sounds like they are pissed that they will lose some income from the doughnut tax. Traffic light cameras and speeding cameras are not law enforcement as much as they are money generating schemes. I think DC has much more serious problems than speeding... How long did it take them to find the killer Chandra Levy?

7/16/2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger Mike Gallo said...

How these guys can say speeding and "sobriety" checkpoints are for public safety without cracking a smile is beyond me. They either believe what they are saying, and are therefore too stupid for their jobs, or they are pathological liars and they are too corrupt for their jobs.

Besides, Chief; cowards use electric shock torture to force compliance out of old ladies and the handicapped. That would be your policemen.

7/17/2009 6:47 PM  

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