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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Video: Red Light Cameras Covered Up By Anarchists

Recently some anarchists covered up some of the notorious and hated red light traffic cameras in New Orleans with black garbage bags and threw leaflets in the air nearby. They anonymously sent in the video below. We transcribed the text of the leaflet below because it is hard to read on the video. This follows an arson attack on a speed camera on Chartres St. last October, and angry comments flooding NOLA.com after every traffic camera story. Cameras in Jefferson Parish have already been stopped, and hopefully New Orleans will be next!


EVER GET THE FEELING YOU'RE BEING WATCHED? 
ALL THE FUCKING TIME.
Traffic cameras show the total contempt that the government has for people. A stack of tickets extorts payments from us. They threaten us with worse if we don't pay. And in the end surveillance doesn't make us any safer, it only illegalizes things that we were once capable of accomplishing with our own good judgment.
Well, we're fucking sick of being manipulated by the incredulous gaze of surveillance, so we're putting a bag over the watchful eye of this newest type of policing. 
Against the gaze of the state! For self-determination!
                                                                             -Some anarchists

10 comments:

  1. DESTROY CCTV!!!

    Lets see how Greeks destroyed CCTV cameras:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoHIG7fWKM4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTM0r79YKA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gquhAWbrAcE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDdAO3crAz4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycc2ZMWoXhQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JCtXieRNRg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2CNIpvbS6w

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  2. More police control is not the answer! The more police control and laws there are, the less people will think for themselves and use common sense.

    We need to build roads that force drivers to pay attention, to drive slower, and to drive more carefully, while also allowing them to get places in a shorter time by eliminating stop signs and traffic lights.

    They have done this very successfully in several places in Europe already:
    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.12/traffic.html

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,448747,00.html

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  3. In L.A., they've recognized that not only are these cameras extortion, but they also DON'T WORK TO INCREASE SAFETY:
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/06/07/lapd-commission-puts-brakes-on-red-light-cameras-in-la/

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  4. Check it out, honorable mention:
    http://www.fff.org/comment/com1106zb.asp

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  5. Saran wrap works even better.

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  6. Creative way for anti-authoritarians to get support from the community. This is what I like to see!

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  7. Nice blog post to aware people's about CCTV surveillance cameras. In today's world, its too necessary for anyone's security. So keep it up ! CCTV cameras or Surveillance.

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