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Pinellas Sheriff: "I am 100% opposed to red-light cameras" listen

10/23/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Pinellas County, red light cameras, guns, Pinellas Safe Harbor, homeless


Red light cameras are popping up all over the Tampa Bay area, but not in unincorporated Pinellas County. During a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon Wednesday, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri explained why.

“I am 100% opposed to red-light cameras.”

Gualtieri acknowledged that he is a minority among law enforcement officials who tend to favor the cameras. But he said traffic enforcement should be about public safety, not profit.

“This should not be a situation where somebody is sitting there in...

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