This Guy is Risking His Freedom So that You Can Keep Yours
New York is a terrible place. This guy is doing something to fix it:
They want to put a red light to red-light cameras.
Long Islander Bryan Valentine, 26, was arrested Friday night for putting plastic bags over two red-light cameras at the intersection of Main Street and Landing Avenue in Smithtown.
Valentine is a follower of a group of self-styled “Red Light Robin Hoods,” who feel the cameras are a “money grab.” Members of the group hold get-togethers aimed at figuring out how to put the cameras out of commission.
The Saint James resident, who faces criminal-tampering charges, made bail Saturday and was released from the Suffolk County 4th Precinct station house. He is scheduled to be arraigned May 26 at Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip.
Red light cameras are a problem for those hardworking New Yorkers who have chosen to stay in a state they love despite high taxes. The state's fed up voters have demanded fiscal accountability, and cash strapped, patronage heavy municipalities unwilling to actually cut spending have turned to treating citizens like cash cows. Kudos to Bryan Valentine, and those like him, who are doing their part to expose the scam.