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Vincent Orange Has His Own Traffic Camera Moratorium


At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange is trying to beat traffic cam-hating Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio to the punch. In a letter today to Bentivolio, Orange tells the Republican congressman that the District can restrict its traffic cameras just fine on its own, thanks.

Orange plans to introduce a bill later this month that would set up a two-year moratorium on new cameras. Orange's bill would also mandate signs warning about the cameras, and require any post-moratorium cameras to be justified on safety grounds.

Orange claims that he's been working on the legislation for a while. But the letter, at least, looks like an effort to preempt congressional intervention from Bentivolio. Orange reminds Bentivolio that a D.C. Council moratorium would be subject to congressional review. "I trust that you would agree that this would be the appropriate time for you to weigh in," Orange writes to the Santa Claus impersonator turned congressman.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • drez

    Shorter story: VO allies himself with santa-impersonating tea and carpet bagging Michiganite in effort to make DC streets and budget less safe.

  • truth hurts

    Dumbass nitwit.

  • NE John

    We need many more cameras you turd and neighbor

  • CapitalTruck

    NE resident here, I hope Vince Orange does it. It's about time. That camera operation is a scam. The contractor even pays the police overtime for them to sit in their cars with the cameras on them. It's nothing but a get rich scheme for the contractor and the city. I would prefer to have a real cop running radar all day long. Maybe some criminals will get picked up with it as well as speeders. The red light cameras I can see as a good safety piece, the speed cameras...along highways! That's all about $$. Vincent Orange has my vote.

  • noodlez

    I CANT STAND THIS OL' GITWIT SIDEDOOR ASS BAMMA!

    YO CAPITAL ITS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MONEY EVEN WHEN OFFICERS ARE MANUALLY CLOCKING FOLKS. WE HAVE GOT TO SLOW DOWN! SAVE GAS, SAVE INSURANCE MONEY AND SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE AT THE SAME TIME.

    MY ONLY ISSUE WITH IS WE SHOULD TAKE A LARGE CHUNK OF THE GOTTEN GAINS AND CREATE SOME PROGRAMS TO HELP THOSE CHILDREN WHO ARE SHOWING THEY ARE WILLING TO LEARN AND GIVE THEM A LEG UP ON FURTHERING THEIR EDUCATION.

    ONE CITY!

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    Traffic cameras are just another form of Policing for Profit as Capitalism distorts our Justice System. These companies are bottom-feeders and take a 40% cut of the tickets while creating MORE dangerous intersections by fixing the lengths of yellow lights to entrap drivers. You can read about how private companies and crooked politicians have turned our Police forces on their ear in every attempt to squeeze money out of the general public at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html

  • Ward-8

    Some how I used my common sense and figured out, if you don't go over 10 MPH over the speed limit, you don't get a ticket, if you don't run a red light, you don't get a ticket. If you look while you are driving every where , let me repeat because apparently Vincent Orange is not aware of this, every where there is a camera, there is a bright yellow sign informing one of the Photo camera. Know, the best way to stop what the winners are always crying about the district money making cameras. I strongly suggest to the winners, protest by not speeding and running red lights and one would conclude the District would lose a bundle of money. I guess until the winners do this, I am thinking of going into the crying towel business.

  • Sally

    Looks like VO is trying to shove in some more bills before the shot clock runs out on his game.

  • Ward 4, 5, 8 at large

    The whole council is one fat BIG joke! How many unqualified people to you have in positions. Need to start from scratch.

  • S.E.

    "The whole council is one fat BIG joke! How many unqualified people to you have in positions. Need to start from scratch".

    What he/she said.

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  • Typical DC BS

    Take out the traffic cameras. By any means necessary!

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