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'It is a scam': Judge rejects Elmwood speed cameras

The Cincinnati Enquirer -- By Kimball Perry -- --
Bye, bye, speed cameras in Elmwood Place. In a scathing ruling Thursday, a Hamilton County judge found that the village ordinance that allowed Elmwood Place to install the controversial cameras is invalid and unenforceable.

“Elmwood Place is engaged in nothing more than a high-tech game of 3-card Monty,” Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman noted in his Thursday decision.
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If motorists receiving tickets wanted to contest them, they had to request an administrative hearing that came with a $25 fee. “The hearing is nothing more than a sham,” the judge wrote.


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Submitted Mar 08, 2013 By: SUVFan
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 6:01:02 AM

thanks for the judge to have the cajones to stand up for what is right even in the face of possible problems for himself down the road.
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:13:47 PM

Bummer
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otherdave
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:08:21 AM

ok
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NedW
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 6:13:17 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, SUVFan.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:07:31 AM

Is a class action lawsuit next?
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:39:41 AM

Good call Your Honor.
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tobin2010
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:09:58 AM

I ALWAYS WIN JUDGE. It is a scam I can win. Any city that gets these speed cameras I refuse to spend any money there or visit there PERIOD!! No SALES TAX, NO GAS TAX, NO NOTHING!!!! GOT THAT NOTHING!! NOTHING!! NOTHING!!!!!!!!
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tclbbs
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 1:53:36 AM

I LIKE this judge!!!

A fee to contest the ticket, it is a SCAM!! Now, if you lose then yes I can see having to pay the fine PLUS court costs, but to contest the ticket to begin with? That is a joke!!
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wshutton
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 1:40:32 AM

Congratulations Elmwood Place. Now no one will obey your traffic signals!
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:59:25 AM

The verdict is in and the people have spoken.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:52:33 AM

Nice ruling from the judge. We could not agree more with his verdict.
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unclenorman
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:52:06 AM

I agree.
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76chevy
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:51:33 AM

Revenuers!
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:49:06 AM

Whole cities are built on scams that the politicians and the rich dream up to obtain power and enslave people.
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GAS1251
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:47:12 AM

Someone forgot to cut the judge in on the action.
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pv2004
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:46:11 AM

smh
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WVUtailgater
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:45:29 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:44:55 AM

Fine the City.
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FlogNut
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:42:11 AM

Too bad the judge couldn't place a fine on the politicians and bureaucrats who put this scam in place.
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:42:03 AM

Now if we can just get rid of the speed traps!
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:41:40 AM

Good job, judge.
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ican2step
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:39:40 AM

Okay
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JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:39:04 AM

Old news
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:36:52 AM

Same as red light cameras...these things don't improve safety.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:36:23 AM

yes
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PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:29:19 AM

Sounds like a scam.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:29:18 AM

scam
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Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:28:56 AM

Scam...Really???
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mlmeng
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:25:35 AM

Of course it is a scam.
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:24:11 AM

And this has what to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:23:52 AM

thank you judge ;)
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lowspeed
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:22:40 AM

Slow down
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:21:46 AM

Do you know how to stop on time, even when it's raining @Tsunamiron?

By SLOWING DOWN! I've driven in Florida. It seems like the only way for cars down there to stop in time is to throw an anchor out the back.
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:21:23 AM

Excellent!
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:21:13 AM

slow down & LIVE
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:21:09 AM

big brother is watching you!
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:20:03 AM

Great news.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:19:49 AM

OPkay, @obimerrill. Tell us what's your plan to make intersections more safe.
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TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:19:32 AM

Big Brother is watching U
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Tsunamiron
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:19:04 AM

The red light cameras that are being installed in the Jacksonville Florida area are scams too. Stopping on time for those red lights is dangerous. On wet roads you ca not even stop on time. The yellow lights are too short. Government is just stealing money from the hard working tax-payers.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:18:53 AM

Oh really, @N5EXY? How about closing some loopholes so we can actually fund law enforcement? Municipalities are laying of cops left and right. You got anything else you want them to do?
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:17:55 AM

Needs another look.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:17:12 AM

People really need to lay off the accelerator. The amount of speeding and red light running is out of control.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:17:09 AM

How many judges would say that?
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:15:03 AM

good
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:14:43 AM

One honest judge.
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mcbrownie220
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:12:48 AM

ok
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:12:13 AM

It is a scam!
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:11:41 AM

Safety is OK.

Making money on "scams" to make money - is not OK.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:11:00 AM

Makes me think of Shotgun Joe Biden. Does not have time to enforce existing laws, wants more new ones, and who pays?
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