And no human will help her.
This is what a technocratic police state looks like. And it's terrifying. Welcome to Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL.
Woman Loses License Because Red-Light Camera Can’t Read – The Consumerist
The New Star-Ledger’s Bamboozled column has the story of a woman whose license was suspended by authorities in New Jersey for a red-light ticket, even though the car in the photo is clearly not hers — oh, and she hadn’t even been in the Garden State in more than a year when the violation occurred.
Eighteen months before receiving the ticket, the woman had moved from NJ to Colorado for work. But when she called up the Edison Township, NJ, police to tell them that she couldn’t possibly have run a red light from thousands of miles away, the person on the other end of the call was not terribly understanding.
“I dealt with one of the most rude individuals ever,” she recalls. “She laughed at me and said that I need to pay and it’s not that much money and to stop lying to her. It ended in her actually yelling at me and hanging up on me.”
So she filled in the paperwork disputing the ticket and mailed it off before her court date. When she didn’t hear back, she assumed it was because the matter had been resolved by people who understand things like time and distance.
But then a year later, the Motor Vehicle Commission tells her that even though she now had a Colorado license, her driving privileges had been revoked nationwide for failing to appear in court, and if she wants her license back, she needs to pay $100 on top of the ticket.
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