These people just can't pass up a good revenue source, especially when it rides on the backs of the poor:
Buffalo Mayor proposes funding cultural groups with red-light cameras
[Mayor] Brown also confirmed that he is prepared to set aside $300,000 to help dozens of cultural groups that saw their funding from Erie County eliminated earlier this year.
But there is a string attached. The mayor wants the onetime grants to be paid for through a controversial red-light cameras program that he's asking the Common Council to implement. Brown said Buffalo should follow the lead of many other cities and install cameras at many busy intersections to nab red-light runners.