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Red Light Cameras Shot at in Downtown Newark

Police looking for suspects

Newark police are searching for whoever shot at two of the city’s red light cameras, the department said in a statement late Friday.

Two cameras along Broad Street, at Murray Street and Raymond Boulevard, were damaged by gunfire early Friday morning, police said. No one was injured and no suspects have yet been identified.

In 2009 Newark became the first city in the state to install red light cameras, whose pictures and video are reviewed by officers in the traffic department before a ticket is mailed to a motorist. Newark now has 19 intersections with cameras.

In June, the state Department of Transportation forced Newark and 20 other communities to suspend ticketing at most intersections with red-light cameras  because of doubts over whether the lights had been properly calibrated. The suspension was lifted last month. 

Anonymous August 11, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Ha good expect more you fat pigs. Greed breeds corruption. Are they calibrated correctly now? R.I.P Officer Rivera
Nez11 August 11, 2012 at 08:46 PM
R.I.P Ralphie..... Tell that to the million(s) families of drivers and pedestrians that have been injured or killed in the U.S. "Traffic enforcement of any kind, help save lives"!
Ryan August 15, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I feel bad for the $cameras even though they are a $CAM. Cameras don't do bad things, people do bad things with cameras. Let's face it folks, if in the next Batman movie he started taking out all the red-light cameras in Gotham the whole movie theater would be cheering like crazy. Hey, wouldn't drones be a cool way of taking them out! There would be a lot of misbehaving adult children who would be crying hard when their expensive toy $cameras are getting broken. Who are they gonna beg for more? Santa Claus? No, he can't afford dem fancy toys. No one can. Least of all the poor people making dem car payments for insurance, gas, repairs, repos..............

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