Florida bill banning red-light cameras as ‘tools of the devil’ yellow-flagged

Red-light cameras, those never-blinking machine eyes at intersections, foster ominous Orwellian chills among many but, for Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, they literally represent evil.

Red-light cameras are the vanguard of commercial automated law enforcement, with profit-driven vendors offering municipalities no-cost contracts that promise high returns in exchange for a share of citation revenues.

As such, Brandes said, red light cameras are merely one technological advance in the eternal struggle between good and evil, serving as “tools of the devil to tax poor people.”