NAACP vs. red-light cameras
Stories about red-light and speed cameras always get reader attention, and last week came one with a twist — turns out the Dayton’s NAACP chapter is turning against them.
According to our city reporter Cornelius Frolik: “Dayton’s automated red light and speed cameras aren’t issuing fines yet, but already they face an uncertain future. That’s because the Dayton Unit NAACP plans to start circulating a petition to put a measure on next year’s ballot that would restrict use of the devices to only those times during which a police officer is present, said Derrick Foward, the unit’s president.
“The least affluent communities in Montgomery County have automated traffic cameras, and it’s unfair that the local residents who can least afford to pay fines live in areas where these cameras are being placed, Foward said.”
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