Sticking It To The Man


postitAn unknown group of people have been quietly expressing disapproval with Arizona’s new freeway photo scheme by taking a unique approach, potentially putting Redflex in a “sticky” situation.

The end result of the mystery activists’ efforts is the placement of Post-It notes on photo scam equipment throughout the valley. Reports have surfaced that numerous cameras have been involved over the past two weeks. At least two local Phoenix television stations are known to be researching the incidents.

In a photo obtained by CameraFRAUD.com, activists left the words “honest mistake,” possibly a reference to an incident earlier this year when Redflex CEO Karen Finley claimed that their usage of unapproved and non-FCC certified equipment was an “honest oversight.”

Redflex is no stranger to the convenience of Post It notes as detailed in the article “Arizona Official Confirms Redflex Falsified Speed Camera Documents:”

Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer last week confirmed that documents used to convict motorists… contained elements that had been falsified. Brewer revoked the license of Cheryl Krough, notary public for photo enforcement vendor Redflex after concluding that she violated four Arizona laws while purporting to certify a speed camera deployment form for use in official hearings.

The secretary of state’s office expressed a certain amount of indignation that in response to an investigation of the matter by the Arizona Attorney General’s office, Krough, “wrote a short response to the complaint on a post it note.”

41 Responses to Sticking It To The Man

  1. Sailor Jerry says:

    hahaha

    Kinda hard to take scam pictures and video when all you get back to Redflex/Halliburton/Homeland Security is a yellow square. Hell, knowing them they will probably send the post it note a ticket and demand payment.

    This is awesome because post it notes are harmeless.

    Freedom will always over come tyranny in this country. Maybe redflex should stick to scamming their own country out of money!

  2. ScameraActivist says:

    OOPPS !!

  3. Rick says:

    If you check out nelsonpaintdotcom you will find oil based paintballs that will do a wonderful job on these cameras. Go to the salvation army buy a complete set of clothing including shoes. Wear a mask and shoot the hell out of the cameras, throw the clothes shoes and mask away. No evidence no proof and you are done. Happy hunting !

  4. jgunn says:

    Just today I saw a camera on I17 disabled by silly string. On the bottom of was a home made sign stating “scamera” hung on it. Disabling a multi thousand dollar camera with 2$ of silly string is awesome! I still am grinning ear to ear thinking about it. 🙂

  5. Mike says:

    That’s awesome! I wonder how they got the sticky notes up there?

  6. anon says:

    Mike: Easily, I’d guess. 9 out of 10 of them are less than five feet off the ground.

    It’ll be a wonderful day when Redflex is indicted for fraud and their assets confiscated under the RICO act.

  7. bluebell says:

    I hope they don’t put video cameras somewhere near and then people would get in trouble…they should disable all those stupid cameras…why do we need them? Aha, so the Big Brother can see who’s going down the road?? Idiot communists….

  8. scott says:

    Kyle….hahaha…naughty, naughty!

  9. Sailor Jerry says:

    Rick, why would YOU suggest shooting the cameras with paintballs.

    I’m quite sure the people at cameraFraud do not condone damaging cameras with paint balls along with some elaborate scheme to discard clothes while doing so.

    If there are paintballs used on these cameras the arrow will be pointed directky at you.

    NO one involed with CameraFRAUD has EVER suggested using things that would damage any camera. In fact, they tell people to NEVER ever be caught damaging a camera.

  10. anon says:

    the post it note idea is vastly superior to criminal damage… a perfect example of patriotic dissent.

  11. Radical says:

    Regular paint balls would be best since they are water based and will wash off, all you have to do is blur the vision of the camera to do the trick (just like the post-it notes), then they have to send someone out to clean the lens cover which takes days for them to do.

    If you can hit a target that small it would be a quick drive-by shooting, the paintballs come in lots of colors too so pick your favorite.

  12. Evapilot says:

    I recently read a comment on Azcentral from a reader stating that on their way to work (around the 17) he saw one of these revenue makers covered in silly string with the sign “Scamera” at the bottom of it. NICE!!!!!!! Now I would like to see a picture of that posted! Hopefully there will be more of these ingenius ways to fuck with these criminal revenue cameras soon. To anybody out there that will prank these things in a similar way. Be smart…wear a mask (Preferably of Janet…or “V”) just in case these things record video on standby. Again, if I find out the person who is doing this…………I will buy them dinner! LOL

  13. azmojo says:

    Here’s a few more ideas for protesting cameras:
    a. Squirt with water… harmless, yet the water spots should ruin most of the pictures.
    b. Squirt with Coke/Pepsi
    c. Put a bag over the camera… harmless
    d. vaseline or crisco the camera
    e. stickers
    f. saran wrap
    g. Bee/Wasp killer – this stuff shoots 10-15ft and will leave a residue

    Or if you’re more daring:
    …spray paint

    As long as the damage is under $250, it’s just midemeanor vandalism.

  14. AZ LEO says:

    More lawless idiot’s will be in custody soon. Morons, those camera’s are “live” 24/7, they don’t just snap a picture when the pretty lights go flash.

    Oh, and no other substance preserves a fingerprint better than paper. BUSTED !!!

    Looking forward for the news of the arrest of these idiot’s. The jail time and associate fine will pail in comparison to the speeding ticket fine.

  15. AZ ATTORNEY says:

    fingerprint on paper just shows a person handled that object, does not prove they actually posted it.

    then, even if you could prove that, you still need to prove intent. good luck with that.

    sorry LEO, better luck next time.

  16. RC says:

    But if smeone was dumb enough ::cough:: glyphhunter ::cough:: to not only post on an anti camera website and then post a video on youtube using the same username showing said camera being silly stringed, that would probably help the case against them.

    The cameras are maintained by a private company but DPS and The State are completley behind the program so I don’t think they are going to sit quietley as people try to “F” with the cameras.

    Oh yeah I live and work around that Thunderbird approach and drive by it about 4 or 5 times a day and have yet to see it go off or even seen them install equipment in it yet.

    So I think you all you “disabled” was a camera housing. LOL!!!!!

  17. Evapilot says:

    Hopefully the REAL AMERICANS that are spraying/posting tags on these cameras are smart enough to cover themselves up. Just like my previous comment stated: Guys, when you go out there and do this justice, make sure to wear gloves and a mask. I’m waiting for AZ central to report some video feed of the “culprits” wearing V masks while spraying those revenue makers with silly string. I guarantee you that my friends and I will have a nice long laugh seeing something like that. It’s not just a matter if, it’s a matter of when people will do it. I can’t wait!

  18. Evapilot says:

    And to Leo…I’m assuming you’re 65 or older…or just a big pussy that’s afraid to leave his house. I suggest to just ride the bus, or stay in your closet in the fetal position, while the rest of us go on with our lives. Yea……………….someone driving 65 on the freeway is a speeding maniac deserving a $200 fine. Fucking moron!

  19. RPr says:

    I wonder if the postit note idea was to bring up the point that the scameras are live video all the time

    and not just for taking your money.

  20. greenlaserboy says:

    go to az511.com all the freeways are covered with traffic cameras and they can zoom in your plate if they see you. this link shows still pics http://az511.com/CameraImages/index.php but ADOT provides live video feeds to the media and in to the ADOT monitoring center. You can be sure they are recording everything. I thought about the bag over the camera but was afraid they would see me. The speed cameras in Mesa AZ are a joke also. I have reported problems with the one at Stapley and Broadway. I declined an interview with CH 15 for fear of pissing off the police chief. That camera flashes for no reason, only early in the morning about 6 am going north on Stapley.I would like to take a cutting torch and cut them down. How about some kind of a magnetic pulse, they sense the speed by your car driving over a wire in the road and interrupting the magnetic flux lines of the earth. I have a high power laser and thought of burning out the CCD but once again dont want to get caught. Any other thoughts on how to do something and not get caught?

  21. The Mesa city speed/red light cameras are not live all the time, but some intersections have cameras that they claim are only sensing traffic and are not currently used to video the traffic. BUT they can be used for video feeds at a later date. I heard this watching a city study session. They are on the traffic light pole mast arms pointing at each lane. The light pole on the south west corner of Stapley and Broadway has a camera in a dome The city claims it is just a radio antenna.

  22. […] all who oppose photo enforcement into the category of “vandals” while reporting on the post it note epidemic. (12 News, AZCentral, and The Arizona Republic are all owned by […]

  23. RC says:

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/11/29/20081129B1-talker1129.html

    Have fun in jail LOL!!!!!

    So I wonder if this is why the guy behind the videos on 4409 decided not to talk to Channel 3 on their story Thursday night? Or why Glyphhunter took the video of the camera being silly stringed of their You Tube page?

    So what happens when DPS asks you guys to tell them who “provided” you the photos of the Sticky Note Cameras?

  24. FASTONE says:

    i told people its just a matter of time before people are going to get pissed off at them and retaliate against them lol I HATE THE CAMERAS I STILL DRIVE FAST JUST SLOW DOWN WHERE THE CAMERAS ARE!🙂

  25. Yahoo says:

    Can you say ski mask? Wear it no I.d. no ticket besides it would be kind of fun to see everone driving around with one on. Better yet a janet napolitano mask!

  26. Chiz says:

    HEHEHE!

    PUT A TYRE OVER, POUR PETROL ON TYRE, SET TYRE ON FIRE.

    ISNTANTLY THE CAMERA IS RENDERED USELESS.

    SPRAY AND STUFF ONLY DAMAGES A BIT.

    YOU WANT THE WHOLE THING TO HAVE TO BE REPLACED OVER AND OVER AND OVER SO MANY TIMES THAT THEY GIVE UP AND REALISE YOU WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS SHIT!

    US BRITS HAVE THE IDEA!

    AMERICANS AND OTHER FAGGIT PEOPEL… TAKE A LESSON FROM US BRILLIANT BRITS WHO DONT TAKE GOVERNMENT SHIT!

  27. Chiz says:

    OH YEAH BTW SPEED CAMERAS AITN THE BIGGEST THREAT!

    OBAMA IS AFTER YOUR GUNS!

    WANT PROOF? GUNBANOBAMA.com

    HOW ABOUT ON THE BACK OF THOSE POST IT NOTES, WRITE (BACKWARDS) “ARMED CIVILIAN AREA: DON’T FUCK WITH OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO GUNS!

    OH YEAH ONE LAST THING, ABOUT DRIVING, IF YOU GET STOPPED FOR SPEEDING AND HAVE WEED OR GUNS IN THE CAR, HERES HOW TO GET OUT OF IT!

    THE FUNNY THING IS… IT IS YOUR RIGHT.

    YOU CAN REFUSE A SEARCH, BUT THE SECOND YOU ARE PULLED OVER, WIND UP WINDOWS, GET OUT AND LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND YOU AND GO OVER TO THEM. THEY WILL GRADUALLY WALK ROUND YOUR CAR AND IF ANYTHING IS IN PLAIN VIEW, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEARCH, AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE GOING TO SEARCH. YOU CAN’T DO JACK THEN.

    IF THEY CAN’T SEE SHIT, SMELL SHIT, OR HEAR SHIT, THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU FOR PERMISSION.

    Q: “ANything on you that you shoudln’t have?”

    A: No.

    Q: “Good so you wont mind us taking a look then?”

    IF THEY NEED TO ASK YOU, THEY DONT HAVE GROUNDS TO SEARCH.
    IF YOU AGREE, THE SEARCH IS LEGAL.
    IF YOU DON’T AGREE, IT IS ILLEGAL.

    JUST DONT GET COCKY AND REMEMBER IF THEY CAN SEE ANYTHING BY WALKING AROUDN THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR CAR AND LOOKING IN YOUR WINDOW, OR IF THEY SMELL WEED, THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SEARCH.

    IF THEY FORCEFULLY SEARCH, DONT RESIST.

    BUT IF THEY HAVE TO ASK, THEN THEY HAVEN@T BEEN ABLE TO PIN ANYTHING ON YOU.

    AND BELEIVE ME, ONCE THEY DO, THEIR TONE CHANGES AND THEY START GIVING DEMANDS RATHER THAN ASKING QUESTIONS AND TRYING TO USE GUILT AND “LOGIC” TO GET YOU TO AGREE WITH THEIR POINT OR GIVE UP YOUR BELIEF AND GIVE INTO A TICKET NOW SO THAT YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY DOUBLE LATER – WHEN REALLY, YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY FUCK ALL!

    ITS ONE HUUUUUGE ILLUSION😛

  28. RPr says:

    if you exit your vehicle the peace officer will suspect you are hiding something in your vehicle. they are trained to look for you trying to distance yourself from evidence.

  29. […] Unfortunately, still no word on if Redflex has developed a device to automatically remove post-it notes from their camera lenses. […]

  30. […] Department reps took the opportunity then to emphasize that it’s literally their way on the highways, and that any dissent expressed involving the actual cameras would be cracked down upon with the full force of the law, including the supposed “Post It Note Ninjas.” […]

  31. \This is just the rich soaking the everyday working poeple..wasting their time in court with lawyers,fees,etc,etc…and whoever( Redflex and cronies) paid off the legislature to pass these fucking right-stripping traffic camera and plate laws.
    Destroy all those fuding cameras and burn em in a bonfire..would be great to see on the tube!
    I wear a mask driving to work so these fuckers can try to figure out who I am..screw you you fucking cameras and your fucking cops with radar guns,,, you are the same stupid faggots who had your ass kicked in high school because you were annoying and your were a mamas boy then….go beat off in the closet and arrest someone that is actually comittting a crime like a child molester or rapist or gang banger
    Z

  32. AZ LEO
    Go back to your porn mag you faggot…..

  33. robyn fratta says:

    is there anyway of getting out of paying this bullshit ticket. i rec’d one for a speed of 66 and i dont have the money for them to steal from me. 181.00 what a joke it sucks!

  34. Joe says:

    1) throw the notice away

    2) Don’t answer your door for 2 months if you don’t recognize the person.

    3) Relax, the ticket is now dismissed.

  35. […] that the 24/7 video recorded by the main ticketing machines can be rendered ineffective with a simple Post It Note, Redflex has taken it upon themselves to install “cam cams.” These pictures were taken […]

  36. […] Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… …But not if the Redflex camera is blocked by post it notes. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; […]

  37. […] beleaguered “photo enforcement” cameras have been rendered inoperable with post-it notes, silly string, sledgehammers, pick-axes, spray paint, large rocks, spare tires, as well as two […]

  38. […] at American Traffic Solutions A CameraFRAUD member, who also identified himself as the Post-it Note Bandit sent in a picture from his latest stunt. He’s in the Guy Fawkes costume on the […]

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