BREAKING: Springfield, MO Scameras Turned Off


After a State Supreme Court decision involving a red light photo ticket issued to a Missouri state highway patrol worker, the city of Springfield has made the decision to suspend use of the cameras. All pending cases have been dismissed.

In a unanimous decision by the court, photo tickets can no longer be considered “administratively. They must be heard in a circuit court. This completely changes how the tickets will be handled by the city.

Sources have confirmed that the Red Light Cameras in the city have been turned off. More info to come.

13 Responses to BREAKING: Springfield, MO Scameras Turned Off

  1. oh boy says:

    Great news. Watch for Redflex stock to drop more and more as they lose more and more of these contracts. Youhoo Redflex, July is just around the corner! I wonder how much Redflex stock will drop when Arizona fails to renew state contracts.

  2. Matt says:

    ROCK ON!!!!!! I think 2010 is the year Photo EXTORTION will be going down in ALOT of places! The FEVER PITCH has been reached!!!!!!

  3. Steve says:

    I was going to say that it looks like Springfield MO (population 156,206) looks like one of those small, isolated communities that Jay Hailer was talking about, where photo radar was voted out by the people. But then I realized that it didn’t take a vote by the people this time. The courts and the city did it without even a vote this time. Now that’s progress!

    After you read your Arizona fraud ticket, try reading ARS 13-2005 and ask yourself, did the state try to use deception to obtain my signature? Through all of the false threats and deceptive legal advice found in my fraud ticket, how can there be no penalties for throwing the fraud ticket away and ignoring it? Answer: state sponsored criminal fraud. The scam only works on people who believe the lies, and waive their rights under the duress of false threats to have their driver’s license suspended.

    Maybe if the Arizona state legislature would pass laws that are constitutional and therefore enforceable, Redflex could build a viable business model. Then again, maybe we’ll see snow on the ground here in Phoenix this July.

  4. ProCamera says:

    I read the linked story and it doesn’t say anything about red light cameras going away. It says that the courts ruled that the state law was wrong in how it used an administrative process to enforce municipal code. In other words, the case was about a former Highway department employee filing suit because he wanted to take his red light camera case to court instead of this admin process.

    Had nothing to do with the cameras and everything to do with the state legislation and the laws they put in place in regards to red light camera enforcement.

  5. Fox News Channel featuring Douglas Kennedy has been airing stories about CameraFRAUD and the anti-photo radar movement all day!

  6. Sure says:

    One of our great cameraFRAUD members sent this to me the other day, so I thought I would share it:

    The Mousetrap

    A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

    “What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

    Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning.

    “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

    The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

    The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

    The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

    The mouse turned to the cow and said “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

    The cow said, “Wow, Mr. mouse I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

    So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

    That very night a sound was heard throughout the house — like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

    The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

    The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever.

    Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.

    But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to it with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

    The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

    The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

    So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember — when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

    We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

    One of the best things to hold onto in this world….. is a friend.

  7. Congrats Missouri for taking down the cameras. Next on the agenda, Florida.

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