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  1. Arthur O. armstrong

    I disagree with Second. Why is it wrong to use a camera at an intersection to catch an illegal jaywalker, but OK if the infraction is witnessed by a cop. Does he have to be on duty and in uniform? Is it OK for a traffic cop to wait out of sight for a speeder?

    1. Arthur — In response, a question: Do you want to live in a world with 100% effective enforcement against jaywalking, i.e., where every time you jaywalk your bank account is debited $50 the next morning? That’s a pretty regimented world — definitely different from the one we live in today. People living in such a world would learn to follow the rules, not break them. Good thing?

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