Bus Drivers and Cops in the Red-Light District
Red-light cameras seemed like a great idea to Albuquerque city officials–until they started catching colleagues on camera. At least a dozen city cops and bus drivers have filed a lawsuit, after discovering that it doesn't seem very fair to get a ticket from a machine in the mail, with almost no recourse to challenge it. Cops on call are exempted, of course, but speeding bus drivers and police cruisers are used to being above the law, and the tickets came as a nasty shock. The central complaint: "The ordinance violates common law because it 'irrationally' declares city vehicles public nuisances."