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Using Speed Cameras To Send Tickets To Your Enemies 898

Posted by kdawson
from the ticket-me-elmo dept.
High school students in Maryland are using speed cameras to get back at their perceived enemies, and even teachers. The students duplicate the victim's license plate on glossy paper using a laser printer, tape it over their own plate, then speed past a newly installed speed camera. The victim gets a $40 ticket in the mail days later, without any humans ever having been involved in the ticketing process. A blog dedicated to driving and politics adds that a similar, if darker, practice has taken hold in England, where bad guys cruise the streets looking for a car similar to their own. They then duplicate its plates in a more durable form, and thereafter drive around with little fear of trouble from the police.

Comment: Apartment Accepting Packages (Score 5, Insightful) 1114

by sgtron (#23576279) Attached to: What Examples of Security Theater Have You Encountered?
In 2001 I was living in an apartment complex in a North Dallas suburb. If you got a package that wouldn't fit in those teeny-tiny mailboxes then the mail man would drop off the package at the apartment complex office and you could pick it up in normal office hours.

After September 11th, the apartment management sent out a memo to all residents that because of the heightened state of terrorism awareness the office would no longer allow packages to be held there for the residents.

Of course my first thought was they were just tired of dealing with the packages and saw this as a convenient excuse to stop holding packages for people.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.