CameraFRAUD on The Fox News Channel


Douglas Kennedy, reporter for Fox News National ran a story on Thursday about CameraFRAUD with several segments throughout the day.  The story also featured a short clip of Jay Heiler mentioning something about compliance. Heiler’s demeanor has changed quiet a bit since his debate appearance in November.

Video of the segments is available here: CameraFRAUD on Fox News

Excerpt from Douglas Kennedy’s blog post from FoxNews.com is below. Comments have been frozen from time to time, so they may not show up after you post them.

Douglas Kennedy, Reporter. Courtesy of FoxNews.com

Arizona: The Surveillance State

March 4, 2010 – 6:00 AM | by: Douglas Kennedy

For years Arizona has been known as the “sunset state,” but lately some residents simply call it the “surveillance state.”

“They track us everywhere we go,” says Phoenix resident Shawn Dow. “It’s unbelievable. I can’t go anywhere and not have a camera tracking me.”

Dow is now trying to change all that with a ballot initiative this November that would ban all ticket cameras in Arizona.

“I’m tired of being constantly watched,” he said. We’re all being tracked like cattle.”

In 2007, Arizona became the first state in the country to install ticket cameras state-wide, meaning there are cameras on most state highways; there are cameras at many intersections; and there are camera-vans videotaping on side streets.

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31 Responses to CameraFRAUD on The Fox News Channel

  1. Lane says:

    Just wanted to drop a note to Shawn and CF: I know you guys hear this all the time but I am not sick of saying it. Thanks for all the great work you’ve done. It gives me hope as an American to see that people still remember to stand strong for what they believe in. Rock on.

  2. Jury Nullification says:

    Proof that Redflex is Breaking the law.

    Privately registered vehicles striped like the Highway Patrol is clearly violating the LAW !!

    Impersonating the police is a crime..

    https://camerafraud.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/smash-me-talivan/

  3. Mike Waters says:

    Tempe city elections are on Tuesday, if each of us get only 5 voters (out of 77,000!) to support our candidates then the cameras will be history in Tempe and the petition will get a great boost!

    CameraFRAUD.com

    Phoenix, AZ
    1,121 Volunteers

    Welcome to CameraFRAUD. We are united in our effort to get rid of every speed camera, red light camera, and photo radar van here in Arizona and across the country. We were suc…

    Check out this Meetup Group →

    Call someone you know in Tempe TODAY!

    • RPr says:

      who are the good candidates in that election?

      • Mike Waters says:

        This year two potential council members are at least willing to consider our position:

        Robin Arredondo-Savage

        Mark Ortiz

        The other two candidates have indicated that they want to retain the cameras!

  4. lenox8081 says:

    Congrats on the Coverage!

  5. clipper453 says:

    I tried to post a comment on that Fox News blog, but either their comment system is extremely slow, or the comments are going to a black hole. Since it’s not showing up there, here’s a copy of the rant that I posted:

    It really irks me when people say: “the cameras only take your picture if you’re breaking the law” or “don’t speed and you don’t have to worry about the cameras” or “the cameras are about safety; not revenue”. All of these statements are false and based on ignorance.

    The fact is, in Arizona, the cameras record video 24/7/365. The flash you may see is when the camera takes a high-resolution still photo of your face and license plate. Also, the cameras are prone to errors. They rely on sensors that will eventually fail or malfunction. Also, their license plate recognition software frequently mistakes similar letters and number, such as an I for a 1. This results in numerous people getting tickets in the mail that don’t deserve one.

    I have lived in Arizona for over 10 years now. I am a safe driver, with no accidents in over 15 years due to my fault. Also, I have never been ticketed for speeding by an actual police officer in Arizona. However, since the cameras were installed, I have received 4 photo radar tickets in the mail, all of which had no merit. Yes, I could have fought them in court and probably won, but I chose to not give up my personal time and wait to see if I was properly served (and never once was I served).

    The truth is, these cameras are about money and nothing else. And what’s most frustrating is to see the whole system controlled by a foreign company whose sole purpose is to increase profits and maximize shareholder value. If you’re still convinced that these cameras are more about safety than money, then I challenge you to read the 2006 RedFlex Investors Briefing (http://bit.ly/dymnZz ) and see how many times they mention the word “safety”. A simple search in Adobe Acrobat will show that it’s mentioned only 2 times, and the context of both has absolutely nothing to do with implementing safety. On the other hand, you’ll find 5 instances of the word “revenue”, 8 instances of the word “growth”, and 5 instances of the word “expansion”. If you don’t think Arizona is a surveillance state now, then just wait. It will get worse, as you can see in this article: http://bit.ly/55Tntv

    • LoneWolf says:

      Well put. That’s exactly what we’ve been saying all this time but the ‘just don’t speed’ people ‘just don’t get it’.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts. A couple of us tried posting as well and had the same problem.

      Great thoughts as well. You can see from the comments on the article out of the London newspaper that they are completely fed up with these cameras.

      • Alucard says:

        Who is to say that our identities are not being exposed and sent overseas as well? This setup could be one massive identity fraud waiting for a cause to occur….

  6. B says:

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2010/03/05/20100305mesa-photo-radar.html

    The PR campaign continues… Today’s version: “It’s all about SAFETY, NOT MONEY… SEE??”

    It’s cherry picking facts from 2005 (no numbers from 2006, or 2007?)

    “While photo enforcement appears to have helped stem crashes…” – Oh – that’s a fact now – not up for debate?

    “”We want people slowing down in school areas,” Wessing said. “We don’t something similar to Rhodes to happen again.”” … THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

    Notice that AZCentral.com doesn’t allow comments on photo radar articles so much anymore? They don’t want any alternative opinions being formed and voiced…

    • LoneWolf says:

      Redflex probably pays them to turn off the comments on some articles. I noticed a more-than-usual amount of procamera people commenting on some scam articles lately. I figure it’s probably Redflex employees trying to sway opinions while making a lame attempt to show the public and us that there are a lot more pro-scam people than we think there are. AZ Central seems to have a problem allowing us to make our presence known. Some of our members here had their comments removed for adding a link to this website. AZ Central is in with the scam and should be boycotted.

    • photoradarscam says:

      All Chandler members need to attend the next few Chandler town meetings and let your voice be heard. Be prepared with facts. Demand engineering studies – neither the town council or the police chief are qualified traffic engineers to make decisions on traffic safety. Remind them of this. Demand data and facts before they make their decision based on greed.

      • Jury Nullification says:

        Perhaps they should also be reminded that the prosecution is hired by the very same company issuing the citations. The judge and prosecutor both are motivated by PROFIT not “safety”. Also notice how there are no juries present in these “court” cases.

        How can the accused possibly have a chance to have a fair trial?

        Rise up,fight the system. Jam the courts so full of people demanding their right to a fair trial that cases will be pushed into the next century. Imagine if the docket had 100,000 cases??

  7. JOKN says:

    As I said you don’t go into business not to make money.If safety is the issue, raise the yellow lite timing and red easy as that. So $$$$$,$$$$$ is the issue (GO CAMERA FRAUD GO)

  8. Lane says:

    These people that write “Only those who speed need to be worried about the cameras, just obey the law and you have nothing to worry about” absolutely disgust me. This is a country founded by people who strongly sought liberty and had an intense desire for essential liberties. To me, the state enforced surveillance of public roads to profit a private corporation is a violation of essential liberty. In fact, the corporate influence is almost even worse.

    If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I hope these unAmerican sellout losers come back in their next lives as North Korean citizens, where they can live in their dream environment.

    • Jury Nullification says:

      Great work. Keep up the pressure and squeeze the profits from their money tree.

      Rise up, Fight the system. Jam the courts so full of people that demand their rights that the docket is pushed into the next century. Imagine if 100,000 people fought their tickets…

  9. Sure says:

    Call to Action – Chandler:

    CameraFRAUD.com

    Phoenix, AZ
    1,121 Volunteers

    Welcome to CameraFRAUD. We are united in our effort to get rid of every speed camera, red light camera, and photo radar van here in Arizona and across the country. We were suc…

    Check out this Meetup Group →

  10. Stacey says:

    Purchasing item for Chandler Council Agenda:

    http://www.chandleraz.gov/Content/20100311_Agenda.pdf

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