Confronted with not getting 100% of the money, the city of Nederland (near Beaumont) is backing out of their red-light camera contract.

Seems now that they aren’t getting all the cash (see an earlier post), the city fathers just don’t see the “public safety” angle to having the cameras anymore.

Funny how that happens.

It reveals the hypocrisy of the red-light camera supporters in the cities. While, obviously, some folks really believe that these cameras can help reduce red-light-running, it is more obvious that a great many city officials have viewed the camera as a ATM to generate revenue for the cities.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."