Rio Rancho Speed Vans Don't Know Where They Are

Apparently the City of Rio Rancho’s Robot speed enforcement van’s don’t know where they are.

The speed limit in the neighborhood is 25 mph and Trujillo was ordered to pay $100 for speeding. She was driving 41 mph on Idalia Road when the speeding van clocked her.
Rio Rancho police said it was a human error and they’re going to dismiss the ticket. Police said tat least three others have come forward and their tickets were also dismissed.

Only three people have come forward but how many were incorrectly ticketed? Will the city of Rio Rancho just keep the money unless someone questions their ticket? Clearly they don’t have officers reviewing these tickets from the speed vans (and perhaps the red light speed cameras) for mistakes, After all the purpose of the speed vans are a way for the city to make money.

Computers are only as good as their programming, and when you put a computer in charge of enforcing people to behave this is the results.

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Rio Rancho Police Get A Badly Named Robot

The Rio Rancho Police are getting a $5000 robot named NERD, short for Negotiations Emergency Response Droid. It’s supposed to keep officers from getting close to someone who is in a standoff with police.

It’s not very robotic or droid like. It’s a small remote controlled car with an independently moving camera. Based on the video, it sounds pretty noisy too. I think someone in a standoff will just shoot the robot.

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What Was The Suspicious Device At A Albuquerque Train Station?

A suspicious device was found at a Rail Runner train stop in Albuquerque.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Lt. Duncan Sanchez said the device consisted of two white cylinders attached to a base with protruding wires. The Albuquerque police bomb squad used a robot to disable the device… Authorities declined to say what the device was.

Uh… yeah, I would call that suspicious. It was plugged into a outlet at the train station. Does this mean that power outlets will be banned next?

I’m really interested to hear what this thing is.