Why am I not surprised Naperville showed up in that article? :jester•In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill., residents affiliated with homeowners associations use the radar guns. "Some people seemed surprised. Some took notice and slowed down," says Bob Fischer, director of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation. "Others were angry that we were interfering with their inherent right to get to the train station — or back home — as quickly as possible."
Assault and Battery on the criminal side along w/ the civil liability thereof is certainly more expensive than a moving violation.I think this is a bad idea.
Yes people should drive slower, but putting law enforcement-type equipment in the hands of citizen is a confrontation waiting to happen.
I can just see some unbalanced road-rager stopping the car and confronting the person with the radar and possibly even attacking them.
The police are not expecting anything. These are citizens ponying up and volunteering. It's the same thing as going down to the police station and signing a complaint (anyone can do that), but this way they have the tools to gather more hard evidence.Some dont even care about the criminal side.
Whats next? Do they expect people to catch bank robbers for them also?
The ones doing it for a power trip are also probably the ones who have a 'defensive' weapon close by for those who fly off the handle and are dumb enough to get out of their cars and approach the person by trespassing on private property.Seems fine to me. Only thing I'm wondering who's doing this for the power trip effect vs actually caring.
:lmao: I would be that guy who would do that.Then send the letter to the PD with the plate # for shits and giggles. :laughing:
"You gonna give me a few bucks or do i have to send this out?"