2nd Update: Redflex Van Tarred And Feathered


***Redflex Twitter feed is claiming that it is a photo radar van here***

More news coverage on this update

A CameraFRAUD volunteer submitted a FOIA request to the local police department and were sent the 9-1-1 call about the act of vandalism in progress.

***CameraFRAUD and Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar do not support any acts of vandalism***

Original youtube video:

59 Responses to 2nd Update: Redflex Van Tarred And Feathered

  1. charley hardman says:

    well done.

  2. RPr says:

    In a typical tar-and-feathers attack, the subject of a crowd’s anger would be stripped to his waist. Hot tar was either poured or painted onto the person while he was immobilized. Then the victim either had feathers thrown on him or was rolled around on a pile of feathers so that they stuck to the tar. Often the victim was then paraded around town on a cart or a rail. The aim was to hurt and humiliate a person enough to leave town and not cause any more mischief.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarring_and_feathering

  3. The Keeper of the Seven Keys says:

    OMG… Is it provocation? Or have somebody just refilled them with tons of stinky-n-sticky BS so they won’t miss a chance to showel it back?

  4. Alucard says:

    I’m surprised that this sort of thing doesn’t happen here in the States more often. Actoss the pond in the UK, for example, such acts are far more common….

  5. Sticky notes are okay, but anything that would leave a residue and cause potential damage is a no-no.

  6. Stacey says:

    I think we know some politicians that need to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town.

  7. bleh says:

    the trolls are going to have a field day with this one.. sigh.

  8. Matt says:

    They missed a spot

  9. Yancey says:

    People in US won’t do stuff like that because we know we can be seen from satellite. I’ve been told that Redflex next move is to use satellite.

    • Alucard says:

      The same issue (satellite coverage) should hold true in Britain, Spain, France, etc. After all, satellite coverage is essentially world-wide. Yet, the vandalism against scameras is much higher there than it is here in the States.

    • who says:

      Someone told you Redflex was moving to satellites?! Who? your cousins-uncles-brother in law’s-ex wifes hairdresser? Nice attempt at fueling a false paranoia fire…

  10. B says:

    Wow – that took balls.🙂

    If word does get out in the mainstream news that this is going on, DPS and Redflex won’t take kindly to that bad PR. They’ll probably even overreact and put substantial resources into catching whomever is behind these kinds of activites to save face (like they did with the monkey mask guy).

    Also, I hope whomever it was that they were wearing masks because the whole thing was caught on HQ tape from within that SUV before it was covered. If the protesters didn’t wear masks, there’s a good chance we’ll be hearing about this in giant, bold print on the front page of azcentral.com – with giant mug shots of the criminals – when they get arrested for “littering on a highway” or some crap like that. (I wonder if those video cameras have infrared capabilities… Call me paranoid, but who knows…)

    To anyone who supports getting rid of the cameras: PLEASE remember to use common sense (and be smart) in your camera protests. If you don’t, any seemingly inflammatory actions will likely be used against any anti-camera propositions on the ballot in the coming months. They will do everything they can to paint us all as criminals that the average citizen must be kept “safe” from… Don’t give them any free ammunition…

    Remember – what’s more important? Fifteen minutes of anonymous fame on YouTube, or banning the cameras permanently?

    Preaching aside, I agree with the sentiment. Down with the cameras and anyone who would use law enforcement to make a quick buck…

    Last thought: I wonder if the guy driving by and honking his horn during this act was supporting this or not.

    • B says:

      “I wonder if the guy driving by and honking his horn during this act was supporting this or not.”
      *****************
      I guess that that updated video answered that question…🙂

      A bunch of crazy “teenagers”…

      The sad part is this – the caller thought it was a “police” van. Lady… it’s owned by a private company that just want to make MONEY!

  11. Just Thinking says:

    Do they make spray TAR?

  12. Just Thinking says:

    Cool, I wonder if someone makes mini feathers?
    (Sorry, just thinking out loud.)

  13. LoneWolf says:

    Photo enforcement frees up officers to do other more important things, like chase guys wearing monkey masks who elude the cameras and vandals who destroy or disable the scameras. What a deal! That makes it all well worth it.

  14. Brent says:

    Bring on the tar!!

  15. who says:

    That’s not even a Phoenix photo enforcement van! Hahaha DOH!

  16. Sure says:

    Maybe it is an Australian photo van?

  17. Stacey says:

    Looks like the Tucson ones.

  18. photoradarscam says:

    I’m waiting for the “more details…”

    Looks like there’s a new player in the photo enforcement industry: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/187880.htm

  19. Keep it clean everyone.

    • B says:

      I’d say that the 911 recording added to the video pretty much proves that this was a legit act against a photo van, and pretty much proves that Redflex is lying through their teeth to the press if they did deny it, ala Bill Clinton…

  20. Sure says:

    Did you notice in that story Redflex says one of their vans hasn’t been vandlized in Arizona in the last 24 hours. How often are they vandalized?

  21. Walter says:

    I agree…I would like to know How often do the vans get vandlized?
    CF just found out about it the other day. But when did it happen? So Redflex might be telling the truth. It may have happened a few days, weeks, Or even months ago.

  22. Just Thinking says:

    jUST THINK. That could have been gasoline instead of tar. I think it they showed a lot of restraint here.

  23. Just Thinking says:

    They must be self-insured. I can’t imagine an insurance company paying off in a case where the owner deliberately puts their vehicles in harms way.

  24. yeah right says:

    It’s fake the plates are paper and there are no stripes, or even any bars on the roof it’s not that hard to put lights up on the roof, or even put a laptop in the front seat to make it look like their screens. Tar is black that stuff looks brown; maybe you should all get a life instead of vandalizing expensive cars… idiots!

    • LoneWolf says:

      Just wondering where it says anything about us doing it? Read between the lines:

      ***CameraFRAUD and Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar do not support any acts of vandalism***

      CF takes no responsibility for other peoples’ actions or actions of their volunteers. Everyone is responsible for their own actions. Others don’t necessarily represent the thoughts and actions of the people you see posting here. But I suppose it’s quite possible that the thought-police would like to have us all behind bars just for imagining what we’d like to do to Redflex.

  25. I hope it is fake. We really don’t want people committing vandalism. There are much better ways to protest.

  26. Sure says:

    Hey Kiddies, Let’s go to an awards sinner in May:

    http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/event/18961

  27. Sure says:

    Lol. meant to say dinner. Obviously you can see the caliber of character that will be awarded that night.

  28. Glyph says:

    Per the DP$, “Government Vehicles can’t have temporary plates.”

    Last time I checked, the Tali-Vans aren’t Government Vehicles, they’re privately owned/leased by Redflex.

    • Brent says:

      This is another example of the ignorant media simply going along with whatever they’re told by DPS.. “Government vehicles can’t have temporary plates.”

      I know journalism died about 18 months ago, but c’mon! Even these rookie local tv journalists should know by now that all these Chevy Ventures and Ford Escapes are owned by Redflex and ATS. The fact that the ignoramuses over at DPS told them “sure, you can put police-like markings on them” is fraud in and of itself, but thats another story..

      • Happy Pants says:

        I think that’s part of the problem. So many people don’t understand that a company outside of their government owns these vehicles. When I tell people that their opinion about photo enforcement usually changes a little bit…

    • Happy Pants says:

      I have seen photo enforcement vehicles with temp registrations multiple occasions on the 101.

  29. Just Thinking says:

    HUH Do you dislike Home Depot for some reason? Did they turn you down for a job?

  30. I am starting to wonder if this act was actually committed by someone involved with Redflex. They sent a mole to our rally

    http://bit.ly/GoHack

    so I wouldn’t put it past them to start doing some type of false flag attack to discredit this organization. #justsayin

    They’ve been unusually silent on the matter.

    • Will Kay says:

      I feel just the same. I can’t imagine it being difficult at all to put people up to doing something like this just to try and discredit an organization peacefully fighting for their sovereign freedoms.

  31. Sure says:

    They are involved with APCO – slime company of the earth. I wouldn’t put anything past Redflex.

  32. Drew says:

    So if you don’t know by now…

    It was all a joke!

    See More @ SCAMERAFRAUD.BLIP.TV

  33. Mark S says:

    It does look like a fake. I do not see any front window mounted cameras. Also, the back row seat is still in the vehicle. The camera companies rip the back seats out of the photo vehicles to make room for the equipment.

  34. Sure says:

    Master Key Unlocks Every Speed Camera in Belgium
    http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/30/3099.asp

  35. Sure says:

    The best Easter ever! Thanks 4409!

  36. WOW says:

    Isn’t it funny how at the end of the news story the guy said if the video is proved to be a fake you would remove it

    And here we are 3 days later and it’s still up with no mention of the “hoax”

    What a suprise, Camera Fraud lies again…………..

    • All part of the joke, but you don’t have a sense of humor, so it’s completely wasted on you.

      • hey Jay Heiler… what will you be doing for a living on Nov 3rd ? you are well qualified for a job that requires mistruths, innuendo and flat out lies…. you must have been a car salesman!!! a realtor or a mortgage broker!!

        you better get the resume out…. this job only has so many days left !!!

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