Traffic Camera Exec Confesses to Bribing Politicians

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As time goes on more Americans are becoming aware of the fact that many of our laws are not written for our safety, but exist as nothing more than tools of revenue generation for the government. But what we often forget is that the police departments aren’t the only ones making a buck at our expense. When it comes to traffic cameras, the manufacturers have a lot at stake, and they’re more than willing to bend the rules if it means making a new customer.

At least, that seems to be the case with Redflex Traffic Systems, whose former CEO Karen L Finley, recently admitted in court that she had bribed elected officials in Columbus, Ohio and Cincinnati, to maintain the contracts her company had with these municipalities. Between 2005 and 2013, she was responsible for giving tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, to the political leaders of these cities. One of these accused leaders, Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, has claimed that he “had absolutely no knowledge of these activities and did not take part in them.”

Finley on the other hand, has since plead guilty to these bribery charges, and may face up to 5 years in prison. However, she is also facing separate charges for trying to bribe Chicago officials with $2 million.

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  • Smarty

    Two fucking liars, but only one will be thrown under the bus, and guess which one that will be?

    • Are you related to the late George Carlin?

      • Smarty

        Only through belief and attitude….

        • Smarty

          Uncle George was a good man…

          • Unfortunately he lacked the vocabulary to express himself without the seven words you can’t say on television, which will probably be in a future DSM, as it has morphed into a mental disease of endemic proportions.

        • Must be the belief that vulgarity will sell better than civility, and the attitude that the audience will get what it deserves, regardless of how tastelessly it can be provided.

          • Smarty

            Your perception seems a little fucked up to me….

          • As does your limited vocabulary and ability to use it, to me.

          • Smarty

            You know what ASS HAT, everyone around this site is getting sick and tired of you commenting on everything. Others have talked about it before. Just learn to shut the fuck up, or go someplace else. My vocabulary is just fine, and I don’t need some pants wetting baby who hides behind his computer screen 24/7 to attempt to correct me. People don’t like you. GO AWAY.

          • Who made a vulgar, ignorant, arrogant, ass like you the spokeman for this group?

          • Smarty

            I’m not the spokesman for the group, but if those are the qualifications, you’re overqualified, and you’ve got my vote !!

          • “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.”
            Groucho Marx

          • Smarty

            See? You can be nice and even funny when you want to be. That’s much better. Keep up the good work, and we’ll call off those pesky hit men…

          • If you think that The Daily Sheeple was meant to be a humor group, that ‘splains a lot.

          • Smarty

            Yeah…. those hit men are still on the way to your parent’s basement. You might want to think about moving out of it soon….

          • I hope they aren’t operating on contingency, because my mother died in the mid 80’s and my father in 2002, and I moved out of the basement in the mid 70’s. My van has no basement.

  • xiphos

    She tried(?) to bribe Chicago officials …………How hard does one have to try to bribe ANY politician/official?……… amateur.

    • knotjammin2

      Your comment made my day. Between having to wipe off my screen from the coffee I spat all over it to laughing so hard I could hardly type. Best post I’ve read and the most truthful!!!

    • Any official who, instead of taking a bribe, calls law enforcement and sets up a sting, should be given the award that Hitlary got.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    If she gets five years the “politicians” she bribed should get 20.

    • No, the politicians should be prosecuted for malfeasance and treason, and executed during half time at the Super Bowl. If the people want bread and circuses, they should get them, good and hard.

      • Stuck_in_Ca

        OK, what should we do with murderers and whatnot?

        • Well, we could prosecute them, like we should. Or, we could put them on reality television shows and glorify them as gods, like we do.
          Those who take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and then betray that trust deserve no mercy, for they have shown none.

          • Reverend Draco

            Besides. . . rights accrue to “civilians,” aka, plain old everyday Citizens – agents of the State have no rights when acting in their capacity as an agent of the State.

          • We all have equal rights. Agents of the government have no more when acting in that capacity. The Constitution does grant immunity to members of Congress when engaged in, or going to and from sessions, but they weren’t expected to make it a career.

          • Stuck_in_Ca

            Oh. I thought since public officials were going to be executed in public you’d have something more interesting for murderers.

          • The proof for treason is sufficiently stringent to prevent innocent people from being convicted and executed.
            Not so much for murder, where, IMO, if someone is sentenced to be executed and is determined to have been innocent afterwards, the jury and judge on the case should be executed as well. If the government gets its just powers from the consent of the governed, why can’t the governed kill a criminal without recourse?

  • whodowetrust

    Just one more example of how far our country has fallen and how little people feel accountable to God.
    The only shock here is that anyone will be held even a little accountable.

    • Reverend Draco

      Right – only 73% of the country “feel accountable to god,” so we’re doomed.

      From all of the evidence available. . . the problem is – too many people feeling accountable to god, rather than feeling accountable to the people whom they’ve abused.

      If only you had an education. . .

  • Sean Stout

    It’s not called “bribery” anymore. It’s now called “free speech” per the Supreme Court. Money is now speech and whomever has the most money has the most speech. But that’s only for the elites. Go try to “free speech” a cop out of a traffic ticket and watch how fast you get charged with bribery.

  • Gearmoe

    I’m more worried about the people who are just figuring this out.