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   Traffic court judge has no idea how anti-ticket camera license plate cover got onto his car

04 Nov 2012 02:12 AM   |   14729 clicks   |   WWLTV New Orleans
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Gyrfalcon     
IT'S A MIRACLE!!!

04 Nov 2012 02:12 AM
Zarquon's Flat Tire    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: IT'S A MIRACLE!!!


I'm guessing it was a phillips head.

04 Nov 2012 02:14 AM
zerkalo     
Idjit. You are part of the establishment. None of your bench buddies could get you off?

04 Nov 2012 02:17 AM
Jarhead_h     
Awesome. Now we know they really work.

04 Nov 2012 02:27 AM
EggSniper     
Corruption? In New Orleans?

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/Not the least relevant ermahgerd image, but close
//Still laughing

04 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
JeffreyScott     
A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.

04 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
lucksi     

JeffreyScott: A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.


Not here. Here they have a number plate holder on them and you need to get a number plate made for them.

04 Nov 2012 02:45 AM
Mixolydian Master     

EggSniper: Corruption? In New Orleans?

[adamgoodrich.com image 550x301]

/Not the least relevant ermahgerd image, but close
//Still laughing


God damn, that face is sooo punchable. I mean, a new pillow and it is too soft, and needs to be whipped into shape, kinda punchable.

04 Nov 2012 02:53 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

JeffreyScott: A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.


Around here, the camera takes a picture of the front of the vehicle to catch the front plate and the driver's face.

04 Nov 2012 03:10 AM
generallyso     
Laws do not apply to the wealthy and their servants in the law enforcement industry; laws are for the little people.

04 Nov 2012 03:11 AM
opiumpoopy    [TotalFark]  
Judge Dumbass needs to watch Mythbusters...

04 Nov 2012 03:11 AM
starsrift     
FTFA: When we showed him photographs illustrating how his plate becomes invisible in the glare of a camera flash, he responded, "I didn't know about that."

But when we showed ordinary drivers the photographs of Jones' license plate, they were quick to recognize the reflective cover as a way to defeat traffic cameras.


As a traffic court judge, if he is this out of touch with technologies within his judicial purview, he should be not just fined, but removed from office.

04 Nov 2012 03:16 AM
smadge1     

starsrift: FTFA: When we showed him photographs illustrating how his plate becomes invisible in the glare of a camera flash, he responded, "I didn't know about that."

But when we showed ordinary drivers the photographs of Jones' license plate, they were quick to recognize the reflective cover as a way to defeat traffic cameras.

As a traffic court judge, if he is this out of touch with technologies within his judicial purview, he should be not just fined, but removed from office.


And killed, by rabid badgers.

04 Nov 2012 03:22 AM
MurphyMurphy     
Probably got his car washed at the same place that cop with a bag of weed did.

04 Nov 2012 03:23 AM
AgentPothead     
MurphyMurphy wins this thread.

04 Nov 2012 03:29 AM
rich_mitch     
I think the more relevant issue is why traffic court judges would need city-issued vehicles.

04 Nov 2012 03:32 AM
LordOfThePings     
Judge Jones has learned the first lesson of not being seen. Not to stand up.

However, he has chosen a rather obvious piece of cover.

04 Nov 2012 03:33 AM
BronyMedic     
Of course he doesn't, the farkin' hypocritical asshole.

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If you're going to enforce the law, especially something as simple as a speeding camera, OBEY THE LAW AND SET A GODDAMN EXAMPLE.

04 Nov 2012 03:42 AM
Quantum Apostrophe     

generallyso: Laws do not apply to the wealthy and their servants in the law enforcement industry; laws are for the little people.


It's always been that way, there is no justice system. There is a legal market, where you can buy all the justice you want. As a Montrealer, I can verify this. If, as an "owner", you somehow manage to underpay one of the many taxes the city wants to steal from you, the city can take everything you "own". If, however, you work for the city for twenty years and steal untold millions in the course of your career, you will get immunity when you testify and the city will pay for your lawyers.

I assume it's much the same in this case.

04 Nov 2012 03:44 AM
BronyMedic     

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Gyrfalcon: IT'S A MIRACLE!!!

I'm guessing it was a phillips head.


Considering the regularity with which specialty license tags that tend to get you looked the other way when speeding with your flashers on get stolen in Tennessee, I use torq screws in mine.

04 Nov 2012 03:47 AM
styckx     
Corrupt officials and New Orleans go together like derp and the politics tab.

04 Nov 2012 03:52 AM
JerkyMeat    [TotalFark]  
This situation is what modern America is.
The rich and powerful live by one set of rules, then there is the rest of us.

04 Nov 2012 03:57 AM
BronyMedic     

JerkyMeat: This situation is what modern America is.
The rich and powerful live by one set of rules, then there is the rest of us.


I have no respect for judges. I won't even defend them like I will cops. Very few of them are honorable and uphold their office so that justice is served.

Judges have always been corrupt - rich or not. The amount of insanity someone on the bench can get away with is insane. No one who works in a court system - especially in a small town like where I grew up - wants to go against the local judges, because they will never win a case in that court again. In addition, contempt can be incredibly abused and literally put someone in jail an indefinite period of time.

04 Nov 2012 04:03 AM
Z-clipped     

starsrift: As a traffic court judge, if he is this out of touch with technologies within his judicial purview, he should be not just fined, but removed from office.


Cops and Judges can break 100 laws a day and nobody gets upset, but if a 23 year old teacher sleeps with ONE 18 year old student, we're suddenly clutching our pearls over "abuse of authority".

04 Nov 2012 04:21 AM
Z-clipped     

BronyMedic: I have no respect for judges. I won't even defend them like I will cops. Very few of them are honorable and uphold their office so that justice is served.

Judges have always been corrupt - rich or not. The amount of insanity someone on the bench can get away with is insane. No one who works in a court system - especially in a small town like where I grew up - wants to go against the local judges, because they will never win a case in that court again. In addition, contempt can be incredibly abused and literally put someone in jail an indefinite period of time.



I dunno... judges can certainly be petty and arrogant, but they can't torture and shoot random individuals and get away with it like cops can. On a philosophical level, you're right. The moral offense of a judge miscarrying justice is greater than it is for a police officer, because a judge is supposed to be chosen to embody the height of fairness, wisdom, and temperance.

On the other hand, if you gave me a one-use magic wand that could dispel abuse of authority from a group of people, I would wave it at the cops first, second, and third. Judges wouldn't even make the short list of where I'd consider pointing the thing.

04 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
Nrokreffefp     

JerkyMeat: This situation is what modern America is.
The rich and powerful live by one set of rules, then there is the rest of us.


Has that ever been any different? Its probably massively more fair than it ever has been in history previously.

04 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
sotua     

MurphyMurphy: Probably got his car washed at the same place that cop with a bag of weed did.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.

/those pesky carwash guys!

04 Nov 2012 05:14 AM
Jarhead_h     
Just gonna leave this here:

On "Speeding"
http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/11/02 /on-speeding/

"If "safety" were truly at issue - if all these technical foul infractions were in fact dangerous - then offenders would be dealt with - quite appropriately - criminally. The system does not ticket people who brandish firearms - and then send them on their way with their weapon, on the brandisher's promise never to brandish again. Yet the system - as a matter of routine - issues millions of tickets every single day to allegedly dangerous drivers who are in possession of an implement potentially as or more lethal than a firearm - and is happy to let them continue driving, so long as they keep on paying.

It is only failure to pay that results in them deciding you must be prevented from driving. Note that even DWI offenders almost always have their driving "privileges" restored - provided they pay the fines and pay to attend the ASAP classes and pay the insurance mafia what it demands.

So long as you pay, you are a-ok.

It is - and always has been - all about the money."

04 Nov 2012 05:18 AM
doenis     

Jarhead_h: Just gonna leave this here:

On "Speeding"
http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/11/02 /on-speeding/

"If "safety" were truly at issue - if all these technical foul infractions were in fact dangerous - then offenders would be dealt with - quite appropriately - criminally. The system does not ticket people who brandish firearms - and then send them on their way with their weapon, on the brandisher's promise never to brandish again. Yet the system - as a matter of routine - issues millions of tickets every single day to allegedly dangerous drivers who are in possession of an implement potentially as or more lethal than a firearm - and is happy to let them continue driving, so long as they keep on paying.

It is only failure to pay that results in them deciding you must be prevented from driving. Note that even DWI offenders almost always have their driving "privileges" restored - provided they pay the fines and pay to attend the ASAP classes and pay the insurance mafia what it demands.

So long as you pay, you are a-ok.

It is - and always has been - all about the money."


Yeah, because owning a gun is as important as being abled to drive a car.
Oh and cars are 100% build to kill stuff.

04 Nov 2012 05:42 AM
Mikey1969     

Jarhead_h: Awesome. Now we know they really work.


I saw another type on a car in AZ a few years ago, when they still had their cameras in place, it must have been polarized, because from relatively straight on, the license plate was fine, but from an angle, it disappeared. It's how I knew that the whole Muthbusters episode where they 'Busted' them was yet another shoddy example of the scientific method. Using Redflex(the traffic camera company) to do their "testing" was the first red flag, but in the tests, they set the cameras up at about the height of the license plate so that it would of course work perfectly. The show turned into a joke long ago, but that one cemented it for me, since I had seen one of those work not long before.

04 Nov 2012 05:51 AM
Mikey1969     

doenis: Jarhead_h: Just gonna leave this here:

On "Speeding"
http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/11/02 /on-speeding/

"If "safety" were truly at issue - if all these technical foul infractions were in fact dangerous - then offenders would be dealt with - quite appropriately - criminally. The system does not ticket people who brandish firearms - and then send them on their way with their weapon, on the brandisher's promise never to brandish again. Yet the system - as a matter of routine - issues millions of tickets every single day to allegedly dangerous drivers who are in possession of an implement potentially as or more lethal than a firearm - and is happy to let them continue driving, so long as they keep on paying.

It is only failure to pay that results in them deciding you must be prevented from driving. Note that even DWI offenders almost always have their driving "privileges" restored - provided they pay the fines and pay to attend the ASAP classes and pay the insurance mafia what it demands.

So long as you pay, you are a-ok.

It is - and always has been - all about the money."

Yeah, because owning a gun is as important as being abled to drive a car.
Oh and cars are 100% build to kill stuff.


You kinda missed the point there. Think it over and get back to us. He was just using guns as a quick example.

Oh, and he's 100% correct about it not being a 'safety' thing, there are a ton of examples out there.

04 Nov 2012 05:55 AM
nytmare     
The state violation, 47:507, states that all license plates must be "clearly visible, and be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible."

What? All this means is it has to be visible to human eyes. There is no codified requirement there for a license plate to be visible to whatever random sensing and external lighting equipment that random municipalities decide to use to scan license plates on any given day.

04 Nov 2012 06:33 AM
Emposter     

HotWingAgenda: JeffreyScott: A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.

Around here, the camera takes a picture of the front of the vehicle to catch the front plate and the driver's face.


Put a winch in the front over the plate. Or one of those bumper protector things that looks like a small crowd barricade. Or, hell, another bike rack, attached to the front. Bike racks! Bike racks everywhere!

04 Nov 2012 06:34 AM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  
[...] New Orleans officials.

Well of course they are.

04 Nov 2012 06:34 AM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
WWL TV trucks pulled over en masse in 3... 2...1...

04 Nov 2012 06:48 AM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

Z-clipped: BronyMedic: I have no respect for judges. I won't even defend them like I will cops. Very few of them are honorable and uphold their office so that justice is served.

Judges have always been corrupt - rich or not. The amount of insanity someone on the bench can get away with is insane. No one who works in a court system - especially in a small town like where I grew up - wants to go against the local judges, because they will never win a case in that court again. In addition, contempt can be incredibly abused and literally put someone in jail an indefinite period of time.


I dunno... judges can certainly be petty and arrogant, but they can't torture and shoot random individuals and get away with it like cops can. On a philosophical level, you're right. The moral offense of a judge miscarrying justice is greater than it is for a police officer, because a judge is supposed to be chosen to embody the height of fairness, wisdom, and temperance.

On the other hand, if you gave me a one-use magic wand that could dispel abuse of authority from a group of people, I would wave it at the cops first, second, and third. Judges wouldn't even make the short list of where I'd consider pointing the thing.


This.

04 Nov 2012 06:48 AM
Waldo Pepper     

Z-clipped: starsrift: As a traffic court judge, if he is this out of touch with technologies within his judicial purview, he should be not just fined, but removed from office.

Cops and Judges can break 100 laws a day and nobody gets upset, but if a 23 year old teacher sleeps with ONE 18 year old student, we're suddenly clutching our pearls over "abuse of authority".


a few years back I was coming out of the airport in new orleans and there was this billboard showing an adult arm/hand handing a full mug of beer to a child with the caption "this is wrong" and I thought "oh a warning about buying alcohol for kids. nope right below that caption was "and so is bribing judges" and it floored me that just how bad is this issue that they felt a need to put up a billboard warning against it.

04 Nov 2012 07:47 AM
BolshyGreatYarblocks     

generallyso: Laws do not apply to the wealthy and their servants in the law enforcement industry; laws are for the little people.


"Word."

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04 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
wambu     
OMG NEWS FLASH
Some Public Officials Believe the Law Does Not Apply to Them.

/in New Orleans!!!!

04 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Fissile     
Most of cops where I live have gold shields displayed in the windshield of their private cars, including the cars operated by wives, girlfriends, kids, etc. Their private cars typically have blacke- out side glass...illegal around here....covered or missing plates, and no inspection stickers. I'm guessing that a lot of these cars are not registered or insured.

/All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

04 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Waldo Pepper

"Isn't she a little young?" (Fark thread from 2004 about Virginia's anti-statutory rape billboards)

04 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
wingnut396     

Emposter: HotWingAgenda: JeffreyScott: A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.

Around here, the camera takes a picture of the front of the vehicle to catch the front plate and the driver's face.

Put a winch in the front over the plate. Or one of those bumper protector things that looks like a small crowd barricade. Or, hell, another bike rack, attached to the front. Bike racks! Bike racks everywhere!


Or you live in a State that does not require front plate... .like Louisiana.

04 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
p51d007    [TotalFark]  
They need to change their code, because if you LOOK at the plate from behind, it is CLEARLY
visible.

The state violation, 47:507, states that all license plates must be "clearly visible, and be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible

04 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Mixolydian Master: EggSniper: Corruption? In New Orleans?

[adamgoodrich.com image 550x301]

/Not the least relevant ermahgerd image, but close
//Still laughing

God damn, that face is sooo punchable. I mean, a new pillow and it is too soft, and needs to be whipped into shape, kinda punchable.


Calm down. It will all be over in a couple days.

04 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
fnordfocus    [TotalFark]  

wambu: Some Public Officials Believe

know the Law Does Not Apply to Them.

04 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
arentol     

nytmare: The state violation, 47:507, states that all license plates must be "clearly visible, and be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible."

What? All this means is it has to be visible to human eyes. There is no codified requirement there for a license plate to be visible to whatever random sensing and external lighting equipment that random municipalities decide to use to scan license plates on any given day.


Here is how laws work in the US. First the legislature makes a law that is very poorly worded (this is generally intentional btw). Then the judiciary interprets and applies that law. So in other words, it doesn't matter what the law says, all that matters is what the courts decide it means.

04 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
rvesco     
In other news...there's such a thing as an anti-camera license plate cover?

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04 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
Fade2black     

opiumpoopy: Judge Dumbass needs to watch Mythbusters...


Because Mythbusters would never tell the entire public that getting a certain kind of license plate obscures it from a flash, thereby jumping sales up %1 million percent.

They do work. And they're used every day. Trick (flip) plates, the special cover, MERTs (which are now illegal) that can change the light to green that medical personnel use. They all work. But nobody is going to tell you they DO work, because that is contradictory to what they're trying to establish...that the man can't be defeated. Just move along, citizen.

04 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
tgambitg     

Fade2black: opiumpoopy: Judge Dumbass needs to watch Mythbusters...

Because Mythbusters would never tell the entire public that getting a certain kind of license plate obscures it from a flash, thereby jumping sales up %1 million percent.

They do work. And they're used every day. Trick (flip) plates, the special cover, MERTs (which are now illegal) that can change the light to green that medical personnel use. They all work. But nobody is going to tell you they DO work, because that is contradictory to what they're trying to establish...that the man can't be defeated. Just move along, citizen.


I'm still tempted to build a license plate frame consisting of a lot of high intensity IR LEDs... Invisible to the naked eye, but to most CCD cameras, all you will see is a bright splotch of light. I highly doubt that the cameras used in the red light/speed cameras are the higher quality CCDs that filter IR sources out. That would cut into the profits.

04 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
HempHead     

lucksi: JeffreyScott: A hitch mounted bike rack that folds up against the back of the vehicle is the legal way to obstruct ticket cameras.

Not here. Here they have a number plate holder on them and you need to get a number plate made for them.


Thats wierd, because I live here too, and there is no such thing.

04 Nov 2012 01:53 PM
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