by Michael Weiss
Over Labor day weekend, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law that will allow speed cameras to be placed across the New York State Thruway in construction zones. According to Wolf News, This is simply a pilot program placing speed cameras in work zones which will establish a precedent for using speed cameras for automatic enforcement. Other states such as Maryland have either implemented or have begun to implement similar systems and are seeing dramatic decreases in speeding and fatal crashes. Drivers caught speeding within work zones will receive a speeding ticket in the mail.
The Mayor of New York City wants citizens to send him photos of on duty NYPD Police Officers on their phones. According to Fox news he is reported saying that they are going to start taking aggressive actions to ensure that police are patrolling our subway system and not patrolling their phones. We spoke with Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco yesterday about this topic. If you are planning a trip to the city please be respectful of all on duty Police Officers.
On Wednesday a divided court of appeals ruled that the current political boundaries for congress and senate are unconstitutional. According to News 7 the session ended in a 4-3 vote in which the state’s highest court ordered the new lines to be redrawn by a neutral official in the supreme court. This decision is extremely likely to affect the current date of the Primaries which are set to take place on June 28th. The new date will likely be set back to August. The court’s decision came out of a decision made when according to WAMC democrats drew up unfair lines in a bid for more democratic congressional votes. This action has national effects as it could have counter acted efforts in which republican favored states like Texas and Florida would’ve drawn districts more favorable to the GOP.