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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by $teve, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. $teve

    $teve Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2001
    A report this week has emerged, describing a near accident, which would have sent a couple of Chisolms(policemen) to the great speed trap in the sky. An officer, from the Lothian and Borders Police was beside the A1, pointing his radar gun at various vehicles, keeping a watch for any speeding motorists.
    When he pointed it at a car and it registered 300mph before overheating and going haywire.
    Anyone who has driven on the A1, knows full well that there are many garrisons and RAF stations along the road, and a fair bit of military hardware and aircraft. It seems that the Bobby's radar had picked up a NATO Tornado Aircraft, which was flying past in the distance in the sky.
    It emerged later, from a military spokeman that an "incident" had occured between a fighter aircraft and a traffic cop on the A1. Where :-

    The tornado's in flight Tactical Warefare Computer, had not only Detected and Jammed the peeler's(policemans) radar gun, it had immediately armed an Air to Ground laser guided missile.

    Lothian & Borders Police Dept. later declined to comment...

    serves em right!
  2. $teve

    $teve Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2001
    only in the uk?

    FOUR speed cameras have been wrecked on a 15-mile stretch of the A40. Detectives say they suspect Motorists Against Speed Cameras. That hardly narrows it down, since almost all motorists are against speed cameras. But they should not smash them, and we deprecate such criminal behaviour.

    Motorists find it annoying enough to be treated as an unresisting source of revenue without hearing pious humbug about the penalties really being intended to reduce traffic accidents. This is like claiming that the huge tax on cigarettes is intended to reduce consumption.

    The inventor of the Gatso speed camera used it in the 1950s to help him drive faster. It took four decades for a British government to become shameless enough to use the device to grab money unfairly from a fraction of drivers. No surprise that some fight back.

    this is going to happen more frequently.........i hope!
  3. $teve

    $teve Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2001

    SPEED cameras in Loughton, Chigwell, Thornwood and North Weald have been sprayed with paint, with police believing that the vandalism could have been caused by a group of "disgruntled" motorists who call themselves MAD.o

    Six cameras had green paint sprayed over the lenses and GO! emblazoned across the back of each between Tuesday, September and Monday.

    It is not known how long the cameras in Lambourne Road, Manor Road and High Road, Chigwell; High Road Thornwood; Church Hill, Loughton; and High Road, North Weald, were out of action.

    Loughton inspector Andy Loveridge said: "This is thought to be the work of an organised group of disgruntled motorists who have previously struck at cameras across London. This organisation is known as MAD, or Motorists Against Detection, and is led by a man who wishes to be known as Captain Gatso."

    Gatso is the name of the Dutch company which manufactures the cameras found inside devices used by almost every police force in the UK.

    However these acts of criminal damage will not have much of an impact on speed cameras across the county, according to Richard Ager, senior technician with the camera enforcement office based in Billericay.

    He said: "We've got no definite evidence but there was a recent article about Captain Gatso published in the Sunday Times which suggests it could have been MAD.

    "It appears to us to be an organised operation to try and prevent us from using these "safety"(for safety,read revenue) cameras which are there for a specific reason and that's to "protect"(for protect,read rip-off) motorists.

    "Whoever is responsible may think they're putting these cameras out of action but as an organisation we constantly replace lenses and do it rather quickly.

    "We will use all our powers to find those people responsible because after all this is criminal damage and if it is this chap we will catch him. There will be extra patrols to keep an eye out."

    its funny that they cant spare these"extra patrols" to "keep an eye out" for muggers,burglars,drug dealers etc etc.

    carry on captain........some of us salute you
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