Arizona senators using a Redflex lobbyist’s false arguments


Just as many members of the US House and Senate don’t understand the constitution, it seems many members of Arizona legislature have the same struggles with our state version.

The argument against SB1352, the Photo Radar Prohibition Bill most used by the Republicans who voted against it seems to be coming straight from Redflex: “The state shouldn’t tell the cities what to do.”

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11 Responses to Arizona senators using a Redflex lobbyist’s false arguments

  1. I wonder if anyone will see the irony in using all this video evidence against Redflex? Eye for an eye.

  2. oh my says:

    Redflex had atleast 9 court cases last year questioning the constitutionality of the cameras, and everyone of them the cameras were judged not unconstitutional.

  3. The Man-In-Black says:

    The cities are using the so-called “local control” argument as they enforce “state law” that gives 45% of the proceeds to the Arizona Supreme Court. This doesn’t sound much like “local control” to me.

    As stated, the Arizona Constitution provides the authority for the cities to exist, and they must abide by state preemption on many issues. It is just the way it is. The state is the top authority.

  4. Stacey says:

    A freshman Representative filed a bill to penalize airport body scanner operators: Including TSA agents.

    Can they do that to a federal agent? Bill author Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) thinks so. And he’s not alone, with 18 co-sponsors from both parties (see list below) and a few organizations.

    The bill, HB 1938, makes it a civil penalty for anyone working in a locally owned airport to install or operate whole-body imaging equipment — “including a device that uses backscatter x-rays or millimeter waves, that creates a visual image of a person’s unclothed body and is intended to detect concealed objects,” the bill read.

    The penalty is capped at $1,000 per day per violation.

    The bill is supported by the Travis County Republican Party, the Travis County Libertarian Party, ACLU-Texas, and Austin-based Texans for Accountable Government which pushed for a city of Austin resolution against the scanners.

    http://www.lonestarreport.org/Blog/tabid/65/EntryId/1022/Simpson-files-anti-body-scanner-bill.aspx

    • Matt says:

      Hi Stacey,

      I’m not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but, I am located in South Florida and am just about fed up with the idiots and SCAMeras down here too. I am looking to start up a local Camerafraud “chapter” of sorts, if you will and I was just wondering if we could discuss this further via email or phone or something so I could have you all’z (haha I know, bad grammar) to use the “Camerafraud” name down here…..for example “FL Camerafraud” or something……or just “Camerafraud”…..whatever you see/don’t see fit. I’d really appreciate the response.

      -Matt

  5. Stacey says:

    Surprise’s year-old photo-enforcement program isn’t catching nearly as many speeders as expected.

    Redflex Traffic Systems, the Phoenix company that operates the city’s lone speed camera, estimated 10,000 tickets would be issued this fiscal year, Surprise spokeswoman Diane Arthur said.

    From July 1 through December, the program issued only 1,041 tickets. Revenue to the city is also lower than expected. Arthur said Redflex told city officials the program should generate about $1.2 million in fiscal year 2011, which would be split among the city and company. Instead, revenue was about $65,000.

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/2011/03/04/20110304surprise-speed-cameras.html

  6. Stacey says:

    March 4, 2011

    HARAHAN, La. — At least some of the Jefferson Parish Council members have received new subpoenas from federal prosecutors, asking for documents and information dealing with the parish’s controversial red light camera system, the WDSU I-Team has learned.

    The red light camera program was shut down last January after it was discovered that consultants were making money off the cameras. Many parish council members said they were unaware that was happening.

    An internal investigation is still ongoing, and now it appears federal investigators are also looking into the cameras.

    “Most of your viewers know the traffic cameras and how they are being battled for their constitutionally, but the feds are most likely not looking at that,” said Brian Capitelli, a former federal prosecutor. “They’re probably looking to see if this is a criminal matter and if anything was done in procuring this work.”

    Multiple sources close to the Jefferson Parish Council confirm to the WDSU I-Team that the subpoenas asked for specific information about the cameras and the contractor who operates them — Arizona-based Redflex.

    http://www.wdsu.com/news/27084818/detail.html

  7. Matt says:

    Hi Stacey,

    I’m not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but, I am located in South Florida and am just about fed up with the idiots and SCAMeras down here too. I am looking to start up a local Camerafraud “chapter” of sorts, if you will and I was just wondering if we could discuss this further via email or phone or something so I could have you all’z (haha I know, bad grammar) to use the “Camerafraud” name down here…..for example “FL Camerafraud” or something……or just “Camerafraud”…..whatever you see/don’t see fit. I’d really appreciate the response. Just use my email to contact me if you’d like (the one that I place above that no one else can see).

    Thank You again,

    -Matt

    P.S. – TRUST ME, I’m as dedicated to this fight as you all are.

  8. Stacey says:

    Matt,

    Mike, come over to the meesage board (meetup) and sign in. I can’t see your e-mail as I am not the administrator.

  9. Stacey says:

    Yikes! I guess I don’t function well when I wake up from a nap.

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