We here at CameraFRAUD.com have long asserted that Arizona’s network of Scameras and Talivans were little more than a tax on the people, despite DP$’ claim that the program was all about safety.
But now it’s official, the DP$ regards the money generated by the Photo Enforcement program as tax dollars.
In today’s Arizona Republic there was a follow-up article about Dave Vontesmar, better known as the Monkey Mask guy. Vontesmar irritated DP$ so much that they placed him under an elaborate and expensive surveillance scheme, despite looming budget cuts and layoffs, just to get video of this guy driving with a mask on.
In the article, when asked if Vontesmar could simply move out of state to avoid the fines, DP$’ statistician-with-a-badge Lt. King was quoted as saying:
“We are a free society and you can move if you want to, but these are our tax dollars…”
There you have it, straight from a high ranking DP$ official, the money generated from the program is a tax. Thank you Lt. King for clearing that up for us.