Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 1, 2007
Albany -- Unconstitutional. That's what some state lawmakers say red light cameras are, because they don't allow you the chance to confront your accuser.
Albany's city attorney says their claim is without merit and the cameras work great, because they protect people.
Not everyone obeys the law. No surprises there. People run red lights everyday. That's why red light cameras were installed at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Pine Avenue, to keep you safe.
"That's definitely the intent," said Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis. "That's definitely a proper basis for having a local ordinance like that and so hopefully the legislature will consider that." But now some legislators say the cameras are unconstitutional.
They say you can't cross-examine a camera, but Davis says there's no need to. You can always go to court and dispute the claim.
"That argument has no weight to it. There's no constitutional problems that I see. You can always go to court and make that argument to the judge or something, but I don't see where that has any merit at all."
Another argument about the cameras is that they cause more crashes, because people slam on brakes to avoid a ticket and in turn cause a rear end collision. Davis says people should simply obey the light-- that in itself would reduce the number of both tickets and wrecks.
"They should be a good form of deterrent, because if you feel that there's a red light at an intersection you will begin to prepare to slow down long before you really need to apply the brakes harshly."
The cameras were only legalized six years ago. If found unconstitutional, the lights would have to come down.
The city was given a $140,000 grant from the DOT for the cameras.