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People in Houston vote against red light cameras, judge overturns the election

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posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Seriously... people must not stand for this BS.

Judge Rules Red-Light Camera Election 'Invalid'

The election that overturned Houston's red-light cameras was invalid, a federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said that the issue as presented on the November ballot violated Houston's city charter covering the repeal of an ordinance.

Fifty-three percent voted against Proposition 3 in the Nov. 2 election. The measure forced the city to stop issuing tickets for those caught by the red-light cameras.

Opponents said the fight is far from over.

"We knew this was coming and we're prepared with our next plan. The only thing we were waiting on was to see the federal judge's ruling so we would know how to take our next step," said Paul Kubosh with Citizens Against Red Light Cameras.

Bought out judge? The people have no say anymore over their corporate overlords or what? This is ridiculous.




posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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we are slaves, we have no rights



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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I would like to see citizen votes taken a step further, congress and local law makers are no longer operating in the interest of the people, in fact, they are opposing what the majority of people in there communities desire with every new law that is passed.

This practice is happening at an alarming rate as cities, townships and villages are going bankrupt. The cash grab is on and all of the laws being passed hurriedly are being put in place to control dissent and grab quick cash.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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This is ridiculous.. I know the son of the attorney who did this. I will try to keep this thread up to date.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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the judge should be dis-barred
from the court. The people have spoken
and he ignored it. Don't we get enough
of this chit from the Feds ???

Maybe on the next ballot will be the
question:

Should Judge XXXXXX be barred from our courts ??

Yes: 99%
No: 1% including the judge's vote and city council.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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So why the need to vote anymore?

Clearly, the outcome doesn't matter as TPTB will carry on with their agendas irregardless of the vote. They were hoping for a win in order to put forth the facade of Democracy in action but when it didn't work, they went ahead with their plan anyway.

It looks like there was never a doubt as to the final result. It could have been a 99% win for the people and it still wouldn't matter.

Why vote anymore?



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Vancouver riots over a hockey game and we sit complacent when our voices are ignored...


this meme fits how we react sometimes..





posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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TEXAS what is going on here???
Whats wrong with you??
Why are you letting this crap continue???



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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From the article:


U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said that the issue as presented on the November ballot violated Houston's city charter covering the repeal of an ordinance.

So the City of Houston's charter blocks voters from repealing an ordinance? Wow. Ok.

If the voters can't repeal ordinances, then the voters have no power, because you know the City Council LOVES having more power than the voters.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Or perhaps the procedure really was done incorrectly? You never know, it could happen.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by jude11
So why the need to vote anymore?

Clearly, the outcome doesn't matter as TPTB will carry on with their agendas irregardless of the vote. They were hoping for a win in order to put forth the facade of Democracy in action but when it didn't work, they went ahead with their plan anyway.

It looks like there was never a doubt as to the final result. It could have been a 99% win for the people and it still wouldn't matter.

Why vote anymore?


When are the people gonna grow some cojones and start voting.....with BULLETS?

Texans claim they are so independent etc....yet they have rolled over on TSA, and now this?

WTF is wrong with everyone? VOTE WITH BULLETS. That will solve a lot of problems.....

Now I am probably red flagged all over the place.....oh well.....



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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How come we didn't see this same reaction to judges overturning the legal California vote on gay marriage? Oh that's right! People want to pick and chose when voter rights will be protected. That's not the way it works, people. Once you give the government a privilege such as overturning decisions decided by the voters, then you can't decide when it will be applied.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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not so much corporate overlords unless you mean the city corporate.

tickets create revenue for the city and if they think for one minute that let that cash cow go the way of the dodo bird think agian.

they gotta pay for all their cars etc.

the people spoke and just like everywhere else their voices dont count for much.

and i do agree the judge should be fired.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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S & F OP.

My question is this: if the ballot wording was contra-city charter, and the city elections committee came up with the wording, it sounds like the city council sabotaged the initiative.

Or am I missing something?
edit on 18-6-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: add



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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IMO, the Judge isn't ignoring what the people have said. The city of Houston is. They are the ones who took the case to court only after setting up the referendum and election and allowing the voters to vote.

As the Judge pointed out, the time to repeal an ordinance had already passed. He is merely basing his decision based on the laws that are in effect.

Read his conclusion on page 6.

www.scribd.com...



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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I was about to post the very same.

A pity other contributors in this thread shot from the hip first & chose not to investigate the reasons behind the court judgment.




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