The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

D.C.’s Golden Cameras

Jun 10, 2013

Many of Washington, D.C.’s growing numbers of speeding and red-light cameras sure make a lot of money. One speed camera on New York Avenue N.E. near the farmers market issued more than 150,000 tickets over two years, charging drivers more than 17 million dollars. Another speed camera at 22nd and K Streets N.W. issued more than 46,000 tickets in six months, bringing in more than seven million dollars. The average ticket is more than $100.

Just another tax on working people masquerading as “safety.”