Washington state photo ticketing ban bill gets major support

In our estimation, photo ticketing in Arizona is a 70%+ oppose and less than 30% favor issue across the spectrum. Those numbers change, of course, when it comes to Arizona state legislators who were filling their pockets with clean election/photo radar ticket money.

That’s why Arizona is in the mess we’re in with the cameras littering our streets but the state of Washington is a very different story of late.

You may remember that the initiative to ban photo ticketing in the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo passed by 71% in November.

Campaign for Liberty of Washington State coordinators Alex Rion and Nick Sherwood worked to introduce legislation last week which bans red light cameras in that state and have a whopping 1/3 of the House of Representatives as cosponsors.

We contacted Nick Sherwood to ask about just who has put their name on this bill. “The former Speaker Pro Tempore, a democrat, introduced the bill, but we have both Republicans and Democrats who have cosponsored it.”

Rion spoke with many of the cosponsors but the quote of the week came from newly elected house member Cindy Ryu, who refused to put her name on the bill because in her estimation, the state of Washington needs “more money for social programs.” Rion told us “when I asked her why she would want to support a system which pays 1/3 of its revenue to Goldman Sachs (major stakeholder in ATS) she said I’ll do whatever it takes to get the money.”

What a shocker!

Sherwood and Rion’s website is BanCams.com. They can also be found on:

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19 Responses to Washington state photo ticketing ban bill gets major support

  1. Sure says:

    FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested

    Everybody has heard the national Emergency Alert System (EAS). Those familiar “duck calls” that reassure listeners “THIS is a test…this is ONLY a test…”

    The FCC is planning an upgrade to the tests by including presidential announcements in the system.

    Lisa Fowlkes, deputy chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC, explained to the Federal Drive the Presidential Alert isn’t new.

    “The primary goal is to provide the President with a mechanism to communicate with the American public during times of national emergency,” said Fowlkes. The change, she said, is that prior to last week’s order there was no rule in place to call for or allow a test from top to bottom.

    Fowlkes said, “There’s never been a test from top to bottom where it’s issued by FEMA and it goes straight down to all the different levels of EAS to the American public. So this is a way for us to glean, okay, if there were an actual emergency and the federal government needed to activate the Presidential EAS, making sure that it actually works the way it’s designed to.”


  2. oh my says:

    You claim 70%+ arizonans oppose photo radar…
    and yet you failed to get enough signatures to ban photo radar in AZ.
    As usual, something here doesn’t add up.

    • Matt says:

      Right “oh my”,

      Ever heard of a poll? Have you also ever hard of an ALL VOLUNTEER force for collecting signature which was/is NOT backed by big money/corporations?


      • oh my says:

        A Poll? Yes, those are the things that you claim are real when they say only what you want.

        • photoradarscam says:

          How about the poll known as a ballot box? Photo Enforcement has lost 15 of 15 times. Why would the 16th, 17th, 18th, and on, be any different?

    • Do you have any idea the amount of man power it takes to collect that amount signatures in person? That’s the weakest argument you pro-scamera people have of late.

      We had the #1 all-volunteer petition in the entire country. That should be enough evidence of the popularity of banning the cameras.

    • oh my says:

      If Arizonans hate it so much, they should have, by the way ya’ll speak, flocking and rushing out to sign your petition.

  3. photoradarscam says:

    South Dakota bill to ban red light cams easily makes it through comittee: http://www.argusleader.com/article/20110208/NEWS/102080333/1001/House-panel-supports-ban-red-light-traffic-cameras

  4. photoradarscam says:

    A week later, the AZ Republic recycles the AP story about the IIHS study. Not surprising, comments are not allowed, presumably because poster would link to the article where Chandler disputes the results.


  5. Sure says:

    Study Links Diet Soda to Stroke Risk

    Updated: Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011, 2:14 PM MST
    Published : Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011, 2:14 PM MST

    (NewsCore) – Diet soda drinkers are probably doing their waistlines a favor, but may also be boosting their risk of having a stroke, according to research released Wednesday by researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    The study monitored the health of more than 2,500 patients over nearly a decade. They answered lengthy questionnaires about nutrition along the way and were monitored for several conditions. In the time they were under evaluation, 559 of the test subjects experienced vascular events, including strokes caused by hemorrhage and those caused by clots.


    It is the aspartame. It is especially bad for diabetics or those who already have weak vascular systems – strokes, high BP.

  6. Sure says:

    Nullify Now photos


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