TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 3, 2014


Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Florida: City Council Embraces Accident Causing Cameras
After two years of photo enforcement use in Clearwater, Florida, the data show that accidents increased where red-light cameras were installed. At a work session on Tuesday, the city council celebrated the results.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Federal Court Chides California Cops For Shooting Unarmed Motorist
An internal investigation cleared police officers in Anaheim, California of the 2009 shooting of an unarmed motorist, but the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week said not so fast. A three-judge panel questioned the official version of events and said a jury should decide whether the officers were reckless.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
France, UK: Speed Cameras Spraypainted, Torched
Vigilantes disabled a speed camera in Carcares-Sainte-Croix, France last week Saturday. The automated ticketing machine on the D824 was spraypainted purple, Sud Ouest reported.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Ohio: Reaching Into Glovebox During A Traffic Stop Is Not Suspicious
When drivers are pulled over and expect a speeding ticket they sometimes reach instinctively for the glovebox so they will have their registration ready when the officer arrives at the window. This can provoke a violent response, as Sherrie A. Powell found out as she was hauled out of her car by four masked detectives in an unmarked car after she reached for her glovebox while stopped on Central Avenue in downtown Toledo, Ohio on March 25, 2012.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
No Jail For Oklahoma Cop Who Lied About Beating Motorist
Miami, Oklahoma police officer Teresa Lashmet will not spend any time in jail after admitting that she committed perjury to cover up the brutal beating of a motorist that was caught on a dashcam video. Ottawa County Judge Bill Culver on Tuesday imposed a sentence of unsupervised probation for three years, deferred, and a $300 fine after she entered a plea of no contest to a charge of “outraging public decency.”

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