Thursday, April 21, 2016
NJ Court Rules Dashcam Mandate Unconstitutional
Deptford Township in Gloucester County challenged the law, arguing the $25 surcharge on driving-while-intoxicated offenses did not provide enough money to buy the necessary equipment.
In September, the nine-member board issued a temporary injunction blocking implementation of the law.
In its six-page opinion, the board called described the funding mechanism as "illusory."
The evidence submitted by Deptford, the board said, showed the surcharge "would fall far short of funding the instillation of either a vehicle-mounted or body-worn mobile video recording system."
I suggest a tax on police associations and unions to fund this mandate. Gov. Chris Christie (R), who signed the 2014 bill into law, has sparred with teachers union during his tenure as New Jersey governor but has largely avoided engaging police unions.
Visit the real page here : http://reason.com/blog/2016/04/20/nj-court-rules-dashcam-mandate-unconstit