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April 2, 2014.


New radar guns now used by Jackson TN Police allow an officer to issue a ticket from 1,000 feet away.

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Department leaders said it has also encouraged officers who are running radar to work in disguise.

"They're talking about having officers blend in, put on a construction hats and blend in with a construction zone," said Deputy Chief Barry Michael, Jackson Police Dept. "They'd be running radar but look like one of the regular construction workers...getting a citation maybe in the mail and maybe getting multiple citations will hopefully get people's attention to slow down."

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One heroic cop was captured in a photograph "keeping us safe" while issuing a ticket every 1.2 minutes from his high risk position in a lawn chair.

"I think it's very sneaky for the City of Jackson to do something like that," said driver Christina Blakeney.

Police said with the click of a button, the new Velocity Snap radar gun captures your speed and tag number. if you are going too fast, a ticket arrives in the mail. Deputy Chief Barry Michael told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the technology will save lives.

How exactly does a cop in a lawn chair, collecting revenue for the state, by removing due process and mailing out tickets, "save lives"?

Don't worry 'Murica, nothing to see here, go back to sleep, consume and watch TV, your "freedom" is in good hands.