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State Troopers Issue 11 Speeding Tickets on Taconic

The following information was provided by the New York State Police.

New York State Police conducted a Speed Enforcement Detail on Friday, Oct. 26.

On Oct. 26, 2012 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., the New York State Police conducted a Speed Enforcement Detail on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County which yielded the following results:

Speed Arrests: 11

Seatbelt Arrests: 1

Other V&T Law Arrests: 18

Total Tickets Issued: 30

SPK October 28, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Selective enforcement is code word for Revenue Generation
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Hey, Steve, how was it selective?
SPK October 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Hi Lanning, a Speed Enforcement Detail implies selective use of limited law enforcement resources for a purpose Readers can judge what that purpose is
Conrad Heyer October 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Yes, but "selective enforcement" more commonly means applying a law unequally. I agree with lanning the way you have used it doesn't make sense. I agree that is a revenue generator, but I think enforcing speed limits, if is is done fairly is a GOOD way to generate revenue.
SPK October 28, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I would suggest that any law that is selectively enforced is arbitrary and makes for bad law and lowers respect for the law and law enforcement. And this goes beyond speed limits.
Conrad Heyer October 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Are you saying that the police should not be able to set up radar anywhere if they don't set it up everywhere?
jeff meyer October 28, 2012 at 04:25 PM
What are the alternatives Steve? Any suggestions? JM Tuckahoe, NY
Abby Normal October 28, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I think you're missing the point. Yes the Police selected the time and place to deploy this detail but it was probably based upon the number of accidents with injuries at that location with speeding as a contributing factor. Doesn't that make more sense than randomly enforcing speed limits on roads that don't have a speeding problem?
Conrad Heyer October 28, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Yes, that was my point exactly, I think we agree. I think Steve is arguing differently.
elizabeth October 28, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The Taconic is dangerous when drivers are speeding. Many innocent people over the years have been injured or killed. I drive the taconic every day and have seen the results of drivers not adhering to the speed limit.
Bob Rohr October 28, 2012 at 07:10 PM
The Taconic is most dangerous when people do not keep up with traffic.They poke along in the left and middle lane and people have to go around them. If you do not want to keep up with traffic, get over to the right and make the road safer for everyone.
mark October 28, 2012 at 07:55 PM
well i am glad when i see cops waiting to catch people driving like maniacs. what gives them the right to endanger everyone else? as to why they dont catch everyone...its like when you go fishing, you dont catch every fish
Dan Seidel October 28, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Speaking about criminals and who should be arrested: OK: Monday, OCTOBER 29 IS BENGHAZI ACCOUNTABILITY DAY - NATIONAL CALL IN: JUST DO IT!! PASS THIS AROUND - MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH: Call the White House Correspondents, White House itself and the OGR Committee: DEMAND that they ask tough questions about Benghazi! Why is the White House lying to us the American people? Why was rescue REPEATEDLY told to stand down? Why was the C-130 Spector gunship told not to fire? What did POTUS know, when did he know it and why was there no security? Why was some lame obscure video blamed when we knew that it was a terrorist attack in real time? Was this situation an arms deal gone bad with militia or terrorist groups that do not like America? Was Iran behind this to set up a false flag against Queda when Obama and Clinton were arming Queda for a chemical attack in Syria? Why is the Obama Adiministration lying to the American people? Why the coverup? WHY IS OBAMA NOW CLASSIFYING THE REAL TIME VIDEO AND CABLES AND EMAILS AS TOP SECRET? The phone #s to call are: White House Press Corps: 202-266-7453 White House switchboard/comments: 202-456-1414 OGR Committee: 202-225-5074 - demand public hearings !! We need 1 million people to call on Monday so please pass the word around! LET'S GET SOME ANSWERS: OBAMA AND CLINTON WATCHED THE MURDERS IN REAL TIME, then Obama went to Vegas to party with Beyonce. ARREST OBAMA!
SPK October 28, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I think these comments make the point well: focus police time on driving abuse on the Taconic which is rampant and does not require special details Shooting fish in the barrel to enhance revenue serves no purpose Typical government solution to people doing 90 in a 55 is to issue abundant and random summons to people doing 60. Mindless in my view
Conrad Heyer October 28, 2012 at 09:32 PM
WHY IS OBAMA NOW CLASSIFYING THE REAL TIME VIDEO AND CABLES AND EMAILS AS TOP SECRET? WHY IS DAN SEIDEL RAVING ON ABOUT BENGHAZI ON A DISCUSSION ABOUT SPEEDING????????????????? ARE THE REPORTS THAT HE RECENTLY WAS SPOTTED RAVING AT A PARKING METER IN DOWNTOWN BRONXVILLE TRUE? ................OBAMA AND CLINTON, THREAT OR MENACE?......................................WE INCITE, YOU DERIDE.. !
Conrad Heyer October 28, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Steve, You mean Dan's comment makes your point well? That would be the first thing you have said that makes sense.
bruiser October 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Dan i am not sure what your post does to help this discussion but, GOP's Benghazi Smoking Gun Goes Up in Smoke

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