Search Results: traffic cameras (14)

A Brief History On October 20, 2016, former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO Karen L. Finley was sentenced to 14 months in Federal prison for her part in attempting to bribe Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio municipal officials into contracting with her company that installs and administers red light and photo radar traffic cameras. Another Redflex official, lobbyist John Raphael started his own 15 month stretch in prison this August. This criminal action is the result of an 8 year Federal probe. Too bad it took so long! Digging Deeper As we have told you before, red light and photo radar…

A Brief History Today, November 4, 2014, voters in Cleveland, Ohio have the opportunity to vote against one of the more Orwellian aspects of modern society: red-light cameras. Digging Deeper As the son of a former police captain who is adamantly opposed to these eye sores, I am briefly presenting some of the many reasons to vote “Yes” on Issue 35 in today’s election in Cleveland, Ohio and “Yes” on Issue 99 in today’s election in Maple Heights, Ohio. The question on the Cleveland ballot asks, “Shall the Charter of the City of Cleveland be amended to add new Chapter…

A Brief History On October 4, 1997, the second largest money robbery in U.S. history took place in Charlotte, North Carolina at Loomis, Fargo and Company, with $17.3 million in cash taken.  The ensuing investigation was spearheaded by the FBI and resulted in about 95% of the money being recovered and in 24 convictions.  Unfortunately, unlike the super sleuths on television and in the movies, real-life cops do not always solve crimes.  Here we list 10 Things Police Know That You Might Not.  Heck, maybe you do know some of them, or at least suspect a couple, but in my experience as…

A Brief History On November 15, 2021, jury instructions and final arguments occurred in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18 year old defendant who was 17 years old when he shot and killed two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin and wounded another in a clear case of self-defense.  After the unrest across the United States regarding police shootings of African Americans, numerous cities experienced protests that turned into riots, complete with vandalism, arson, looting, and violence.  In August of 2020, Kenosha, Wisconsin became one of those venues of unrest and the scene of the now infamous confrontation that cost…

A Brief History On July 5, 1946, the bikini swimsuit went on sale after being debuted at the Molitor Pool of Paris, France.  Ever since, continued developments in this fashion icon have kept the interest of men over most of the globe, and provided Sports Illustrated Magazine with an annual blockbuster issue.  Here we list 10 more of our (subjective) favorite 20th Century inventions, a sequel list to our prior article on this subject. Digging Deeper 1. Digital Camera and Video, 1959 We can thank Mohamed M. Atalla and Dawon Kahng at Bell Labs for this marvelous invention, dating back…

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