Surveillance technology, and in particular traffic surveillance technology, is increasingly being pushed by technology vendors and device manufacturers to municipalities across the country under the banner of increased public safety, and, as we are entering the Drone Age, this trend is only going to accelerate and intensify.
At its core, though, traffic surveillance has little to do with safety and everything to do with revenue. Worse yet, our liberties, constitutional rights, and this country's founding principles all end up being the collateral damage.
Iowa City has recently joined the trend by adopting ordinance 12-4466 that allows the city to install automated red-light cameras, and you can be sure it's only the beginning of what's to come.
Join us in fighting this threatening development, because freedom can't protect itself!