DPS Silent On Photo Cam Hit-and-Run

brokenYesterday we brought you the news that a Redflex stationary camera was spotted knocked to the ground in Phoenix on the 1-10. One local media source informally confirmed to CameraFRAUD that when pressed on the issue, DPS is claiming that the camera was involved in a “hit-and-run” and the driver is unknown.

DPS has remained mostly silent regarding this incident, a dramatic difference from exactly two weeks ago when a Glendale man attacked a scam cam with a pick ax.

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.”

No word on if DPS will expand their efforts to install more cameras to watch the cameras.

26 Responses to DPS Silent On Photo Cam Hit-and-Run

  1. RPr says:

    we should ask Shoba

  2. Glyph says:

    I also noticed that the DPS has been unusually quiet about this. By now I would’ve expected to see a press release or a segment on 12News promising swift retribution or at least the assignment of another investigator to the Anti Anti-Camera Task Force.

  3. I would have thought the DPS would have had a real nice video tape of the event for us to enjoy.

  4. No One says:

    So, did anyone else notice that the DPS contract section 8 (pages 22-23 of the PDF) specifies that Redflex must maintain a certain percentage (85%) of “actionable offenses” and the failure to do so could be held against them, even if caused by any “third party acts of vandalism?”

    I’m just wondering if because this particular “act of vandalism” took the camera out of action entirely, this might not count against their percentage and may explain the apathetic response as compared to the post-it notes.

  5. Glyph says:

    Hmmm… certainly possible.

    I’m sure there’s been plenty of internal debate about the cameras over at DPS, both during power lunches and in locker rooms. I’d be willing to bet that more than a few of their officers miss the old days when they were cops, and not camera-nannies.

    They’re probably tired of taking the heat for a program that the Gov Nappy and Redflex initiated. Warriner’s smile is probably just ‘painted on’ (like that of a clown).

    Speaking of Nappy, I recently met a couple from the UK. We were discussing terminology and slang terms, and I learned that the term Nappy is commonly used to describe diapers! You know the old joke, Governors and diapers should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons!

    Heh, I guess the state’s Nappy is just fullof S***!

  6. Joe says:

    1 attack is vandalism. 2 attacks is a trend. They don’t want a trend. Exactly the PR strategy they should employ at this point. If they help publicize the attacks, then they’ll get even more attacks.

  7. Steve says:

    Keep up the good fight.

  8. James Howard says:

    I know a few people in law enforcement, and there is a big internal debate about these cameras. Some welcome them. Others have big brother issues. Many see it as the first step in many of their jobs being taken away by machines.

  9. Ryan says:

    This is becoming dangerous territory for Redflex and DPS. When adversity creates solidarity, things start to change in a hurry. If the citizens of Phoenix/Mesa/Tempe/Chandler continue to fight and stand together we can end this. Down with Redflex

  10. Spot says:

    What a bunch of idiots! CameraFraud says that these cameras cause traffic to slam on their breaks and they are out on top of an overpass with signs distracting drivers on the freeway.

  11. Trevor says:

    I just saw you folks on the overpass in Mesa on the US60.. never seen the site until just now, because of your signs. You people caused one hell of a back-up, but it’s for a good cause! I’d probably reccommend doing surface street demonstrations instead of the freeway though.. the backup spread to the 101 and on. I think you’d do better for your cause if your demonstrations don’t cause a miles-long traffic jam. Because by the time people get to where you are, they’re just angry about you.

  12. AZ ATTORNEY says:

    Sour grapes, “spot”?

  13. RPr says:

    spot isnt that freeway backed up every day from 4-6pm?

  14. me says:

    spot, doesn’t RPr like jumping to excuses when it’s for his team?
    when photo radar causes people to slow down, it a ‘scandle’….

  15. lilgerman says:

    Hey SPOT, what is with you and your idiot brethren who can’t spell the good old English word “brakes”?

    Geez, dude, what the heck? How do you expect anyone to pay any serious attention to your opinion when you can’t even spell a simple word that forms the central aspect of your post?

    And while I’m at it, “traffic” can’t slam on its brakes, Einstein.

    Another public school success story…I’m sure I’m sure stuff like freedum and liburty were a bridge too far for you, too.

  16. Joe says:

    Spot and his worried co-workers just hate the idea of soon sampling Arizona’s lame unemployment benefits. Not to worry Spot, we’ll save a seat for you at one of the valley’s many call centers. Choose from American Express, Chase, USAA.

  17. AZ ATTORNEY says:

    Dont forget Discover’s call center…. They’ll hire ANYONE!

  18. Joe says:

    “Thank you for calling Discover Card, my name is Spot. May I please verify the last 4 digits of your social security number? Oh forget that, I kept a list from my old job at Redflex”

  19. Spot says:

    lilgerman you are correct. In my haste brakes became breaks but since we are going to throw stones instead of address the topic, who is going to take anyone serious when they cannot seem to get away from calling everyone dude? Take another hit-Dude maybe you can judge the distance to that camera a little better.

    Get a life people. Take off your foil hats and stop watch the Phoenix Lights.

  20. Joe says:

    People who say “Dude” = longhaired dope smokin’ hippies. Did everyone not get the memo?

  21. RPr says:


    did you know the head of gov affairs for REDFLEX dressed up like an alien when the phx lights thing happened


  22. Spot says:

    Hey Dude, Why has there been only a dozen or so people at all of the demonstrations? And it seems to be the same people at every one.

    Next you will all be chanting Si, Se Puede.

  23. Captain Obvious says:

    Disclaimer– I wasn’t there…

    But I think it’s funny that the Spot says in one post that there’s only 12 people there, but in another claims that these very same people caused enough commotion to make people slam on their “breaks” and cause an unsafe condition.

  24. dgpjr777 says:

    Hang in there Spot, there are alot more people for the cameras than against them. The biggest cry babies are the ones getting the tickets and flying to work everyday. Now it is just slowing them down and they can’t be reckless drivers anymore.

  25. jim says:

    if there was so much public support for these cameras how come no one called the police while these guys were wrapping them?

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