If the red light cameras had been used to focus on people who truly were running red lights (going through the intersection when the light had turned red before they even entered the intersection), I'd be all in favor of them. As pretty much anyone who has lived in other parts of the country know, Rochester-area drivers are way worse than most other regions for running red lights.
But to me it looked mainly like a money-grab (by the city, and by the company that ran the program) when drivers were most often cited for much more minor infractions, like coming stopping for the red light but with their wheels slightly over the white line, or someone making a right on red, with no traffic around, who came to an almost-but-not-quite-total stop.
Yes, property tax rates work just like, say, sales tax rates. As the price of something goes up, like a gallon of gas or a car, the amount of the tax also goes up. Housing prices do tend to go up with time, which means the assessed value rightly goes up as well. Nothing mysterious or obscene about it.
"the DNC would rather have a possible Pres Trump than a guaranteed Pres Sanders" -- really? Pres Sanders would have been a guarantee? What solid evidence do you have that that would have been the case? No telling what the campaigns of Trump vs Sanders would have looked like, and how people would have voted.
"Heres another chance to do something right." ??? THIS monstrosity is someone's idea of doing something right? I still have to wonder if, like some other commenter speculated, that this is some sort of April Fool's joke, which just didn't happen to fall on or near April 1.
I'm with Eric. Until we know for sure who distributed this white supremacist literature, I don't think anyone can know for sure if it was truly "white supremacists". There has indeed been fake racism in this region fairly recently. I'm not saying for sure this is "fake" but until we know who it is, nobody can be sure what the motives were.
David4, you make it sound like the major demographic problem in the city is too many wealthy people, and not enough people of lesser means. I hardly think that is the case.
"Most white teachers are arrogant and come across as snakes in the grass ... " etc etc
That's a blatantly racist posting if I ever saw one.
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