Tonight I’m sitting at the computer paying bills. One of these bills is a ticket issued by the City of Chicago for running a red light. It was a red-light camera that caught my wife running the red light as she was driving me to work. Even though I’m not a fan of red light cameras and think they are more of a hazard and nuisance than a help, I’m not going to complain about this ticket. When we were driving that day, we knew she blew the red and we deserve the ticket.
The reason I’m blogging tonight is that when given the option to pay the ticket on-line (see, conservatives can save paper and be eco-friendly) you are directed to the URL http://www.cityofchicago.org/revenue. REVENUE! Ah yes. Revenue. That’s how the city looks at tickets. Revenue. Not law enforcement; REVENUE. Well…at least they’re being honest about it.