The Baltimore Sun reports a spate of vandalism in the area against speed cameras. During the past year, vans carrying the cameras and stationary cameras positioned around the region have been targeted with rocks, spray paint, and hammers. Last summer, man wielding a hammer and a shotgun smashed the windshield of a speed enforcement van near the Baltimore-Washington International airport. That assailant remains at large.
As the cameras spread throughout the Baltimore area — there are roughly 100 across the region doling out $40 tickets — vandals have exacted their own form of justice against them. “It’s not OK for people to voice their opposition through violence,” Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said. “That’s not what democracy is about.[ ] This is violence, and there’s people inside many of those vans.”