13 Days Later, Houston Shuts Off ATS Red Light Cameras


The will of the people was delayed, but it looks like Houston is finally doing the right thing and shutting off its red light cameras.

(Un)American Traffic Solutions has shifted their business model to dishing out lawsuits, so the city of Houston is understandably nervous. The city has filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against the scamera vendor to beat them to the punch.

36 Responses to 13 Days Later, Houston Shuts Off ATS Red Light Cameras

  1. Wow, stealing money from trauma centers and then throwing up red light cameras to raise revenue and cover it up?? Nice work Houston. Maybe they should take the “missing trauma center money” out of their own pockets.

    What a scam!

  2. Again, how would a red light camera have stopped this inattentive driver? ATS didn’t seem as bad as Redflex until recently, but these people are pretty sick and maybe even worse.

    • photoradarscam says:

      No camera in the world would have prevented that accident.

      But camera supporters seem to be content knowing that the guy who causes the accident might get a ticket in the mail a few weeks later, in addition to having to buy a new car or get the car repaired, higher insurance costs, and other expenses associated with actually having any accident.

    • dave H says:

      Those religous symbols are not allowed on public land and should be removed.

  3. Sure says:

    Michael Roberts and Ann Poe V. Janet Napolitanoand John Pistole

    http://www.rutherford.org/pdf/2010/11-16-2010_Roberts_v_Napolitano.pdf

  4. Sure says:

    Airline passengers who object to any type of physical screening are not going to fly anywhere, the head of the Transportation Security Administration told a congressional committee Tuesday.

    Quizzed by lawmakers about a controversial new airport procedurethat uses revealing full-body scan machines and intimate “pat-downs” of those who object or set off alarms, TSA Administrator John S. Pistole appealed to the flying public to become “partners” in the effort to combat terrorism.

    But Pistole told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that his inspectors at 453 of the nation’s airports are not going to back down in the face of complaints that techniques are invasive.

    John Mccain is on that committee.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/16/AR2010111607255.html

    • I will go through the naked body scanner as soon as Nappy agrees to go through one and publish the findings on DHS’s website.

      To this point, I don’t believe we have a gender ID on Nappy and it’s long overdue. This type of ambiguity can not be tolerated for the sake of national security!

    • L. Davis says:

      Partners huh? Lets take a quick look at the short history of the TSA:

      December 22, 2001, Richard Reid (aka, “The Shoe Bomber”) attempted to set off a shoe bomb on Flight 63. He was subdued and stopped by passengers.

      Christmas Day 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmatallab (aka, “The Underwear Bomber”) attempted to detonate an explosive device on Nortwest flight 253 to detroit. He was subdued and stopped by passengers.

      On September 11th, 2001 (admittedly predating the TSA, but not predating airline security) the hijackers that overtook United Airlines flight 93 were subdued and stopped by passengers.

      Now the TSA wishes that we partner with them. Why would we partner with these losers? How many terrorists have they stopped? Can you name one?

  5. Sure says:

    Audio

    Rutherford Institute John Whitehead joins Coy to re-open their conversations about airport security and the red-light cameras. Whitehead is fired up about TSA searches getting out of hand, and he also invites all victims of the Rio Road red-light fines to give the Rutherford Institute a call.

    http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2010/11/17/charlottesville-right-now-john-whitehead-from-the-rutherford-institute-joins-coy-barefoot/

  6. Sure says:

    TRENTON— Senator Michael J. Doherty (R-Hunterdon, Warren) and Senator James Beach (D-Camden) today announced they will present resolutions to the Senate and Assembly calling on the U.S. Congress to end TSA screening procedures requiring full body scans and pat downs at U.S. airports Their action comes in response to widespread concerns over privacy and radiation, as well as reports of inappropriate conduct by TSA agents during the screening process.

  7. Lane Davis says:

    Go Ron Paul!

    Introducing The American Traveler Dignity Act

    http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1796&Itemid=60

  8. photoradarscam says:

    Redflex execs have the audacity to ask for a pay raise after running the company into the ground:
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/speed-camera-operators-pay-grab/story-e6freuzi-1225955973912

    And in other news…

    Thieves steal van full of speed cameras:
    http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1371574_gone_in_a_flash_thieves_rob_van_of_speed_cameras?all_comments=1

  9. Sure says:

    PHOENIX – A spokesperson for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office confirms it has launched an investigation into the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association over a high profile officer-involved shooting investigation.

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/county-attorney%27s-office-launches-investigation-into-police-union

  10. Sure says:

    Ron Paul – TSA

  11. Sure says:

    Archie Bunker has the solution for TSA

  12. Lane Davis says:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    — C. S. Lewis

  13. photoradarscam says:

    Finally, a city council that’s not going to pretend to be traffic engineers: http://kmox.cbslocal.com/2010/11/18/aldermen-reject-wentzville-speed-camera-proposal/

  14. Sure says:

    ASU Students for Liberty Opt Out Protest Information

    Wednesday, November 24 · 12:00pm – 6:00pm

    HERE’S THE PLAN!

    We will gather at Hayden Lawn at noon. It’s probably a good idea to avoid meeting at the airport, since it’ll be crazy busy and parking will be a nightmare. So, our solution is to meet up at Hayden Lawn and all take the Light rail down there together. This will also give us an opportunity to get our message straight and distribute signs. Once we feel like everyone is there, we will take off to the airport!

    We will be holding our demonstration at Terminal 4, outside on the curb where departures are dropped off. We will be there from about 1-6pm on Wednesday, so if you have other time commitments, feel free to show up at any time between then.

    One last thing, I will be having a little sign making party at my house on Sunday afternoon. If you are interested in coming, message me or call/text me at xxxxxx for more details. All the materials for this demonstration are being paid for out of pocket (specifically, out of my very shallow pockets) so, if you can bring any sign making materials or donate to the sign making materials or donate to the sign making funds, that would be lovely.

    For liberty,
    Jewel Loree

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106978202703589

  15. Sure says:

    The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to let airline pilots skip the security scanning and pat-downs that passengers face at the nation’s airports, pilot groups said Friday.

    Beginning Friday, pilots traveling in uniform or on airline business will be allowed to pass security by presenting two photo IDs, one from their company and one from the government, to be checked against a secure flight crew database, the TSA said.

    The Obama administration’s retreat on screening pilots comes less than a week before the hectic Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Some travelers are threatening to protest the security measures by refusing to go through the scanning machines.

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/tsa%3A-pilots-to-be-exempt-from-some-airport-checks

  16. Stacey says:

    On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.”

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/

  17. Stacey says:

    Man harassed by TSA for videotaping their molestation of a child. Read the links:

  18. Stacey says:

    The Rutherford Institute is poised to file a second lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration, claiming controversial new airport security searches violate passengers’ constitutional rights.

    The new suit would be filed on behalf of a group of passengers the nonprofit considers egregious examples of travelers who have been stripped of their dignity and constitutional rights.

    http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/nov/20/rutherford-targets-airline-screening-scans-ar-667519/

  19. Sure says:

    Portland TSA Protest

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