We told you about the city's new website venture last Thursday. (We know... we told you it would be launched last Friday, but we forgot to factor in City Standard Time calculations). Today Marty, surrounded by APD's most vocal (and highly paid) supporters announced its grand opening.
KRQE News 13 (read about it here) reports that the site is designed to show how the system works and to answer questions about the program. The website reads like a VCR user’s manual and provides readers with technical details about how the cameras operate, but fails to address any of the most pressing concerns about the program (like where is the money going and how can you expect a fair and impartial hearing). The city's interest here is to make us all believe that the cameras are infallible and above reproach. Don't bother to ask about calibration and maintenance; you don't really need an impartial hearing, you're guilty... see. Now PAY UP!
One of the big features of the city's red light district website is the peep show. Voyeurs can take a gander at a few (3 anyway) examples of dastardly red light runners... one accident, one near accident, and someone following an emergency vehicle through an intersection (we're sure there's a lawyer joke in there somewhere).
We sure hope that Marty's holding back some REALLY scary stuff for his own personal viewing, because if these are the best examples of why we've poured over $6 MILLION into the city's coffers, then this thing is more of a scam than we thought.