Court Says Police In Ohio Can Just Guess How Fast You Were Going And Give You A Ticket

from the evidence,-please? dept

Forget faulty speed cameras. Don't worry about police just guessing when they can't quite make out your license plate on a red light photo. Fear not the police who misread driving through a green light as running the red. Over in Ohio, apparently a court has said that police don't need any real evidence at all to charge you with speeding. They just need to make a "visual estimate" in their own judgment as to whether or not you were speeding:
In a 5-to-1 ruling, the court said an officer's "unaided visual estimation of a vehicle's speed" is strong enough to support a ticket and conviction. A radar speed detector, commonly used by patrolmen, is not needed, the court concluded.

"Independent verification of the vehicle's speed is not necessary to support a conviction for speeding," assuming the officer has been trained and certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy or similar organization, Justice Maureen O'Connor wrote for the court's majority.
That won't be abused at all...

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    Serve & Protect --What bullshit, 10 Aug 2010 @ 5:54am

    Police Revenue Game

    Fuck this country and all it's parasitic middlemen, feeding off my hard earned dollars year after year. If I was younger, I'd leave this revenue trap of a country. But I'm over 60 and it's difficult to get out. These mother fuckin' piece of shit cops make criminals out of decent people. The whole country knows they are being scammed but don't speak out daily to everyone they meet because then they are just labeled as complainers. Suffer all you assholes for not making this infringement on our rights known to everybody you meet 24 hours a day until all the pigs are stopped and locked up. Oh yeah, and FUCK ALL REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES who fuck things up for everyone on a daily basis. Shoot the bastards when you see them, please. Tell them I sent you. Ralph

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