PHOTO RADAR ARREST: FACT vs FICTION
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Aug 29, 2008 (Direct news media distribution)
FACT: Demonstrators were peacefully holding anti-photo enforcement signs in Scottsdale on Shea Boulevard the night of August 27, 2008.
FACT: Despite initially saying the demonstrators needed sign permits, the Scottsdale Police officers who were present changed their story after one demonstrator said that he had the only permit he needed— the Constitution of the United States.
FACT: The person who was arrested was not a demonstrator, but rather a journalist who was videographing the event for local media site “FreedomsPhoenix.com.”
FACT: The person who was arrested never held up a sign the entire evening.
FACT: Scottsdale Police never arrested the two persons who were actually holding signs.
FACT: Scottsdale Police claim that holding a sign near a photo radar van is “Obstruction of Government Operations,” when in fact the photo van in question is owned and registered to a private corporation.
FACT: Detailed video footage of the incident was taken by the person arrested, at which point the camera was then handed over to one of the actual protestors. The video taken seems to strongly contradict the story provided by the Scottsdale Police, and is being reviewed by attorneys.
Redflex Group is a privately-held company based in Australia performing law-enforcement activities in the United States1.
American Traffic Solutions, Inc., is headquartered in Scottsdale AZ, along with the company’s Orwellian “Global Network Operations Center,” which is “linked to all active cameras and data collection devices worldwide”2.
CameraFRAUD.com, founded in 2008, is a non-partisan group dedicated to “Slowing, Stopping, and Reversing the Theft of our Privacy.” They can be reached online at http://www.CameraFRAUD.com. Limited media interviews or questions may be requested via email at media@CameraFRAUD.com.