That is the premise of traffic cameras, right?  The Daily Advertiser reports new SafeLight at several Lafayette intersections.  The cameras basically “take photos of vehicles that appear to be speeding or running the red light.”

Ok…key word here is “appear”, effectively admitting to the fact that such photos are no proof at all.  The Lafayette Consolodated Government further states that the cameras attempt to take two pictures 1)when the light is red and the car is headed for intersection and 2) when the light is red and the car is in the intersection “and did not try to stop.” Pause for a moment.  So, running a red is not enough to prove guilt, otherwise only one photo is necessary.  Apparently, guilt occurs when running a red light without trying to stop?  So, the cameras can deduce the acceleration of cars?  Hmmm…interesting.  Don’t buy it, but then again…what choice is there?  Come on you cajuns, change the law.

On a similar note…hat tip to Political Gumbo who reports that Obama wants to further the premise so popular with the use of traffic cams:  guilty until proven innocent:

Obama also planned to ask Congress to crack down on tax havens and implement a major shift in the way courts view guilt. Under Obama’s proposal, Americans would have to prove they were not breaking U.S. tax laws by sending money to banks that don’t cooperate with tax officials. It essentially would reverse the long-held assumption of innocence in U.S. courts.

Too many things happening now which don’t seem to be real.  Let’s not become numb with disbelief and paralyzed by inaction.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent
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