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Red light camera blues | Federal Way letters, April 11

With regard to all the discussion about the red light cameras, I can honestly say I have firsthand experience.

I was a big proponent of the cameras, having seen four or five cars go through an intersection on a left turn after the light turned red. It really torqued me. I mean, who are these people that are so important that they take my "green," and hey, that is a safety issue.

But wait, that's not all the red light cameras do. I recently received the little envelope in the mail; it said that I had ran a red light westbound on South 320th and Pacific Highway. I went to the Web site and watched the video. I had exercised a free right turn, but according to the "officer," I had not come to a complete stop. From my review, I did stop, albeit very briefly. So, after this little "experience," I can conclude that yes, it is about the money. Evidently they have people reviewing the tapes 24/7 looking for any possible violation.

We might want to re-think this whole scenario, and maybe we should interview the Federal Way police chief again and ask him to explain all this "safety," especially after his little incident.

D. Wood, Federal Way

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