UIC study reveals Chicago’s red light, speed cameras more likely to fine minority drivers

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"They can be proportionately placed throughout the entire city, but where they are placed is the problem."- 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, vehicles pass by a red light camera in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Sunday, March 8, 2015 announced 50 controversial red-light cameras will be taken down from about two dozen locations citywide. The move comes as the former White House chief of staff seeks re-election and faces questions about the cameras impact on safety. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) joins Lisa Dent and Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss his concerns about the placement of speed and red-light cameras following a new report showing “the absolute economic burden associated with camera tickets is disproportionately borne by low-income Black and Latino residents.”

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