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    Default Police worried about public's reaction to radar problem

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    PHILADELPHIA - Internal memos reveal that state police commanders worried that thousands of irate motorists would challenge speeding tickets if they found out that the department was considering a recall of hundreds of radar guns, a newspaper reported.

    The Philadelphia Daily News said the documents, released as part of a civil lawsuit, include memos in which state police officials said they were aware of complaints about the radar guns giving false readings, but thought a recall for repairs would harm the agency's reputation.

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    These people fear that citizens will fight traffic tickets that were not valid?

    No, we can't recall the guns. Someone will find out and might not be wrongfully convicted.

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    What do you mean "not worngfully convicted"? Can you imagine how much revenue they would have to pay out if each person who was previously ticketed came back to file suit for the cost of their tickets, court, insurance increases...I could go on. I don't think they are worried too much about reputation.

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    Default Gun Recall

    I belong to a police motorcycle club and spoke with one of the members who is an officer in Nevada. He told me that Nevada State Police is also recalling all of their MPH POP radar guns because of a problem with false readings from the patrol car's fans.

    What has started in Pa now is spreading to other parts of the country..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SETITOFF
    What do you mean "not worngfully convicted"? Can you imagine how much revenue they would have to pay out if each person who was previously ticketed came back to file suit for the cost of their tickets, court, insurance increases...I could go on. I don't think they are worried too much about reputation.
    Well... exactly. If the devices were not accurate, they are, or have been wrongfully convicted. Even if the thing said "70" and the guy was really going 70mi/h, it's still wrongful.

    And technically, all this speeding BS IS a corruption of justice. Innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Can you show me one case, just one, where this has applied for a speeding citation? NO! Think about it. What is a speeding ticket? An officer turns a switch, and a number flashes on a display. He looks around, sees a car and chases it down. In court, all there is is a cop saying you were speeding and you saying otherwise. In any case, this should obviously be dismissed. But they aren't. Why? Greed!

    Better a thousand guilty men go free than a single innocent be convicted.

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    I agree with you Smaart on "a 1000 go free". I expect that as many states that do go back and review their equipment, it may not be based so much on nor will they be worried about their reputation as much as it will be on the lost revenue (should there be a major nationwide lawsuit). Although the two go hand-in-hand in this case.

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    So the mph pop got some problems! thats not new news right. dont you guys think that pop has been over rated to the point that we are having bad dreams? boy sure am glade i didnt run out and upgrade my V1 1.8 to pop saved my money for the 1.9 :wink:

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    Didn't Minnesota start offering trial by jury for traffic violations? I wonder where I have to go to learn all these laws like prayer of judgement and an venue be relocated and all this kind of stuff.
    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghz1
    So the mph pop got some problems! thats not new news right. dont you guys think that pop has been over rated to the point that we are having bad dreams? boy sure am glade i didnt run out and upgrade my V1 1.8 to pop saved my money for the 1.9 :wink:
    In the 1.9 mike is going to have tri-color LEDS and put a patent on it

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