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UPDATED: Loch Raven High Speed Camera Vandalized For Second Time

A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road has been vandalized for the second time in a month.

A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near was vandalized overnight and, according to a repairman, is currently non-operational.

The camera, which was vandalized for the first time on Aug. 17, was spray-painted. The camera housing and the ground around the camera have the number 2013 scrawled in silver and orange paint.

The plastic covering the camera lens was painted opaque in orange and silver, and the area where the flashbulbs sit was damaged.

The camera was damaged between 5:30 and 7 a.m. Sept. 7, according to Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman. Batton said the company responsible for maintaining the cameras had been contacted and would be replacing the damaged camera housing.

When the camera , police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said that the camera vendor, ACS, is responsible for repairing damage to the cameras.

Back in April, a speed camera on Rolling Road in Catonsville and later, in June, that same camera was in much the same way the one near Loch Raven was.

The camera on Cromwell Bridge Road is one of the five that recently became operational on Aug. 8.

Buck Harmon September 09, 2012 at 12:44 PM
I would consider this type of art , freely expressing...non violent...effective..more effective than the profiteering that is the goal of their use. If you don't agree with this type of expression, catch them if you can...life is like a game of "Chutes and Ladders". live with it or sit on a tack!
chsmm1 September 09, 2012 at 03:38 PM
If these speed cameras were around when I was a teenager...they would have been dismantled completely and each time they were replaced they would have been taken down again .. these cameras are a joke..
Dave September 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM
And then a camera to watch the camera that's watching the camera!
Evets September 09, 2012 at 09:11 PM
I am not a big fan of speed cameras, nor I am in favor of vandalism. People want to practice true civil disobedience, here is an idea. Put together a rally/protest against the cameras at the location of the cameras. Carry lots of signs that show displeasure with the cameras, big signs, and make sure the protesters are constantly in front of the cameras so that any cars travelling by cannot be photographed. The protesters should be nothing if not peaceful and polite. If this sort of protest is for some reason illegal, all the better. Force the police to arrest some protesters. The protesters should go to jail peacefully. Organize another protest soon after. This is civil disobedience. If it is true that most citizens want to get rid of the cameras, the constant protests will have their intended effect. Sounds more effective than the constant vandalism.
Buck Harmon September 09, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Maybe they should hire more police to police the camera's that take the place of police...

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