Photo Enforcement Related Racism? Video Released


CameraFRAUD.com has released a video (see on Youtube) provided by an east-valley family which alleges possible racism on the part of a process server who was apparently trying to serve a Redflex-generated photo enforcement citation. (Technical Note: Youtube butchered the quality of the video. We’ll try to get the higher resolution version uploaded ASAP.)


Click to view on Youtube

The family, some of whom are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, contacted CameraFRAUD.com after the incident was captured. The video shows a process server exiting his vehicle to throw an unidentified piece of crumpled paper on the ground. The man returns to a burgundy-colored vehicle which lurches forward (and possibly towards a child in the street.)  The man is heard yelling a racial slur as he sped off down a residential drive.

CameraFRAUD.com issued the the following statement on Friday:

“Just in the past six months, private photo enforcement companies have been found to violate state laws repeatedly. As if the recent arrest of a drunk photo radar van driver wasn’t enough of an insult to the people of Arizona, now it looks like Redflex and their associated companies may be using racist intimidation methods,” said a CameraFRAUD.com volunteer in a prepared statement.

CameraFRAUD.com has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday to address the revelation of the video. Members of the community are welcome to attend and express their support for the family involved in this incident. (Please RSVP on our Meetup site).

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ

20 Responses to Photo Enforcement Related Racism? Video Released

  1. Nicole Hurtado says:

    This is ridiculous! Was anything done to this process server? Probably not, Right? Why is it okay for a man to assume a colored person is Illegal here? This makes me sick. Minorities are treated unfair. This insulting process server is an idiot for making racism comments such as this.

  2. E MOLINA says:

    THIS NEEDS TO STOP,SEEMS LIKE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND OTHER LAW OFFICIALS ARE USING THIER POWER TO BE BULLIES.RACIAL PROFILING AND RACISM GO HAND IN HAND.THIS HAS GONE TOO FAR,IN PREVIOUS COMMENTS IT WAS SAID THAT THE SERVER WAS BEING HARRASSED AS WELL.IF SO THAN HE SHOULDVE BEEN THE BIGGER PERSON AND TAKEN HIS JOB MORE SERIOUSLY AND JUST WALKED AWAY.PEOPLE LIKE THAT ARE UNPROFFESSIONAL AND NEED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMEONE WHO WILL HANDLE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS IN A BETTER MANNER.I HOPE THIS VIDEO WILL HELP OUT THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND ANY PERSON OF COLOR WHO IS MISTREATED FOR NOT BEING WHITE.

  3. Joyce says:

    This is horrible. I can’t believe he did that. AND SAID THAT. Freakin retard.

  4. R SAIZ says:

    MAN THEY JUST ASKED ME WHAT RACE I AM. I TOLD THEM IM NOT A MEXICAN AND HE NEVER ASKED EXACTLY WHAT I AM AFTER THAT. PLUS I SPOKE PERFECT ENGLISH TO HIM AND HE STILL ASKED. WHAT DOES IT MATTER…. PLUS THEY HAVE STATED “THAT PHOTO INFORCEMENT IS NOT FOR SAFETY PURPOSE BUT A MONEY GENERATING PROCESS FOR THE STATE RAN BY OTHER COMPANIES THAT PROBABLY GET A GOOD CUT. OR SAFETY IS NOT A BUSINESS ITS A SERVICE!!!!!

  5. Jason says:

    Since I suspect there are not that many people looking at the comments in the FAX section, I thought I would post my comment here, just to see what people think.

    I submit that the fundamental rational behind photo enforcement is not safety, nor slowing drivers down or even catching red light runners and speeders. I propose that a method of law enforcement that removes the human capacity for logic is an infringement upon a citizens’ rights. I further submit that this is only one piece of growing number of events that is taking the United States on a socialist state destination. Like programs such as social security, agencies such as the Federal Reserve, economic policies such as the removal of the gold standard for the dollar and the continued devaluation of our currency in the global economy, are all the result of liberal thinking and subsequently the expansion of governmental powers into the lives of the individual.

    I am in no way advocating speeding, red light running, or any other action that endangers public safety. A speeder is infringing upon my right to safely use public roads. However, a ticket from a camera received in the mail is also an infringement up my rights by eliminating my right to question the authority that determined my action(s) to be in violation of the law. As anyone who has protested a photo ticket or taken it to court knows, there is no police offer present to question. In fact, there is only a simngle judge to whom you may or may not have the opportunity to plead your case to, whatever that case may be.

    I firmly believe that individual rights and freedom are the cornerstones upon which this country is built. I further believe that the function of government is to protect these rights. The tax dollars that you and I and everyone pays are intended to be used by the governmental powers (whether federal or state, and also note that I am not making a statement about national income tax here) to protect these rights. As a tax payer and a voter, I was never asked nor given a chance to disagree with the implementation of a non-governmental entity used to enforce the protection of my rights. Further, I was certainly never given the opportunity to vote on, protest, disagree with or debate the usage of a camera on a public road.

    Regardless of the number of speeders and red light runners these cameras catch, I find it extremely difficult to fathom the number of people who DO NOT see the glaring contradictions between the protection of and infringement upon individual rights. I have a strong suspicion that many of these supporters are indeed also supporters of national income tax, the Federal Reserve, the manipulation of the dollar, tariffs, social security and just about every other socialist government program that exists to help you live your life.

    The United States was not always like this. The liberal movement has not always been as radical as it is now. The United States did not always have a national income tax. The Federal Reserve did not always exists. Social Security was not part of the Constitution. Yet we operate as though these things are status quo. We don’t even realize that we are watching the destruction of liberty and the elimination of the very principles of freedom that this country was founded on. All of this goes right back the usage of a computer to monitor your behavior, which I fundamentally believe to be wrong.

    If you haven’t already, I suggest you read Lugwig Von Misses (Human Action), Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged), and any the essays written by Ron Paul. I propose that when one develops a deep understanding of economics, philosophy, logic and rational thinking and politics one might, possibly, just maybe be able to see the real issue with photo radar.

  6. Cambow says:

    I agree that the process server’s comment was inappropriate and very unprofessional. But like most of these “scandalous videos,” I bet we are only seeing the portion of the video that they want us to see. For all we know they had spit on him, threatened him, thrown stuff at his car and heaven knows what else. I have a good friend who was a process server through college and the stories he would tell me were horrific.

    I am not racist at all… but it seems to me that a person now-a-days can lie, cheat, steal, assault… basically do about anything… but throw out a racial slur in a heated moment and you are made out to be a devil. People do dumb things all the time… sometimes they do REALLY dumb things. I am sure this guy fells like an idiot for letting his temper get the best of him. I heard on the news that he lost his job already… so everyone can cheer. But I am sure it wont end there… we will get to hear about this for weeks, if not months to come… yada, yada, yada… But I guess this is what keeps the ACLU in business… right?

    Be careful what you wish for… next time the camera may be on you… what goes around comes around man.

  7. camerafraud says:

    Pretty amusing to look at the comment logs with IP addresses.

    For some reason, someone on Cox’s Atlanta-area network is taking a vested interest in using multiple names in the comment section here.

    Catch, are you reading this?

  8. James says:

    What exactly does the action of one idiot (in this case, the process server) have to do with anyone. Be careful and don’t assume tha because an idiot racist process server said what he said, that it trumps the problems at hand. Those problems are these unfortunate people have a ticket and have now been served, and the government will continue to just mail out invoices – er, uh, I mean citations in order to generate revenue.

  9. File4mat says:

    Sure it was wrong. I would like to see what happened off camera leading up to the incident. You have a guy who gets in front of the car while this woman proceeds to instigate/harass the process server. No doubt because she refused to accept the ticket. That much is revealed.

    Sure the process server was way out of line. He is supposed to be a professional and should have conducted himself accordingly. Despite the confrontation. But these people in the street and with a video camera arent much better from my pov.

    You keep him busy while I get the cam. We’ll post it on Youtube. It will be great!

  10. Fred says:

    The racial epithet used by the process server is way out of line and does not reflect well on other process servers. Having said that, this gentleman DOES NOT represent the entire corps of process servers…who happen to serve other documents, not just summons for photo radar citations.

    As one commenter already pointed out, the video does not tell the entire story. I would hazzard to guess that the person being served looked like the person pictured in the violation, or the process server had reason to believe the person served was a resident of the home being served. Either way, if the person served does not feel the process was proper, then they have the right to contest the service in court. Whenever the subject being served objects to the service, I advise them of their right to contest the service in court. In two years, I have been to court twice. That’s it. I don’t serve papers unless I am confident that the serve is proper and going to someone legally able to accept service.

    Now, let me share with you some advice that a police sgt. shared with me about photo radar: “If you don’t like it, don’t speed and don’t run red lights.” What a stunning concept!

    Further, if you don’t like the law, petition your representatives to change the law. It’s not rocket science. If enough people complain and our representatives listen, photo radar goes away. Of course, all of the studies in Arizona point to a decrease in accidents when photo radar is employed, so be prepared with data that shows photo radar doesn’t help reduce accidents, if you can.

    Drive safely and watch out for the cameras!!

  11. A. M. says:

    I have seen comments on other websites talking about this incident and some are real scary. There are people who are actually saying this family should go back to Mexico. Look these people are not from Mexico. This family was born and raised in America somewhere in the miwest. One of the people was in the military and they are college educated. No one was trying to get out of a ticket because no one knew what it was about the only thing that was a issue was the illegal serve until he violated their civil rights. Two of the people that witness this were also paralegals. So people can say what they want but the video does not lie and I hardly doubt that this is a isolated incident and the truth will come out about other instances. Lets keep this in prospective we still have due process and there are no excuses for racism in America.

  12. C Murphy says:

    The Process Server could have also been educated, and licensed. I don’t think the above argument is very valid. Again don’t want to be bothered by process servers, Don’t break the law. Where is the rest of the video that was not shown? I think these people saw $$$’s. Hey “Hate Crime” lets sue! One girl was a paralegal. I am sure she knows all the tricks, where to post a video, what to omit, who to talk to. Again no excuse for racism but obviously this looked like a bunch of guys and girls surrounding a car in the street. Not a crime.

  13. […] recently, a process server in Pinal County was found to have used a racial slur while attempting to serve a Redflex-generated citation. The event was caught on tape, and subsequently released to the media by […]

  14. I would like to see the rest of video before I would make a comment concerning the process server in question, we are only seeing the end result.

    Randy L. Smith
    Track Down, inc.
    President of the Arizona Process Servers Association.

  15. […] that month, CameraFRAUD.com released a controversial video showing a process server caught using derogatory and racist language while attempting to serve a […]

  16. […] and trust are becoming more the norm rather than the exception. In September, CameraFRAUD.com broke the story on a process server who used a racial slur while delivering a Redflex-generated notice. In […]

  17. RC says:

    So whatever came out of this?

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