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Bluff City police site now a parody of speed cams

Bluff City police site now a parody of speed cams

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 8:01 pm
By: AP

BLUFF CITY (AP) — A man who opposes police use of cameras to send speeding tickets snatched a bully pulpit when the Bluff City Police Department allowed its website to expire.
Computer network designer Brian McCrary of Gray discovered the police site was up for grabs, so he paid domain provider Go Daddy for the rights and is the proud new owner of http://www.bluffcitypd.com.
McCrary, who told the Bristol Herald Courier he received a $90 speeding citation, took over the site May 22.
The parody site McCrary put up shows a smiling cartoon police badge clutching green currency. It also posts gripes from other people who’ve been cited.
Bluff City Police Chief David Nelson said the officer who managed the site had been on medical leave and the expiration slipped up on the department.
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Information from: Bristol Herald Courier, http://www.bristolnews.com
Published in The Messenger 6.9.10

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