Paradise Valley PD Does Not Review Photo Tickets

September 23, 2010

Leave it to a Judge endorsed by Janet Napolitano to give a foreign corporation yet another excuse to operate illegally while claiming to be law enforcement.

Larry King (no not that one), a Judge who was in Paradise Valley’s Town Council Meeting, blurted out “what you have done is deputize Redflex.” This was after PV’s current Chief of Police admitted that their officers never review photo tickets before they are sent out to alleged violators.

CameraFRAUD would like to know which Redflex employee was sworn in and took an oath to achieve deputy status.

When it comes to Redflex’s backwards version of justice, this is what passes for oversight: Letting their own employees audit the tickets.

As if that weren’t enough to raise some red flags about the scameras in PV, former mayor and current council member Vernon Parker pointed out that the accident trend in his town is up and down which conflicts with all the reports that cameras = safer roads. He also questioned why scam vans are usually hidden, as seen in the below picture.

Hidden Redflex talivan causes driver distraction

Those are great questions, but the answer is that Redflex is trying to make a profit and will not let facts and driver safety stand in their way.

If you’ve come across this article after researching Paradise Valley as a resort destination – it really is a beautiful place, as long as you don’t mind being surveilled at just about every major intersection and the town along with Redflex playing “Gotcha” by hiding photo radar vans in the bushes.


Sheriff Paul Babeu Endorses AZ Citizens Against Photo Radar

January 14, 2010

Arizona is lucky to have Sheriff Paul. He was elected after promising to fight the spread of the scameras and the newest CameraFRAUD video proves that he is a man of his word. Let’s be honest, it’s very difficult for a publicly elected official to stand up against a system like Photo Traffic Enforcement when it’s a revenue generator for the state or municipality. It’s also difficult to align yourself on one side of a hot button issue, when it would be easier to pass the buck and stay neutral. That’s what makes Sheriff Paul so special. A truly valuable public figure and law enforcement official is supposed to work for the people. He stands up for what’s right when so many bow down in the interest of profit over safety.

Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar will be holding a fundraiser dinner with Sheriff Paul on February 18th. Check back for more details as they come. A local business has also offered to donate a percentage of every sale they make to the cause as well. See their ad below.

Thanks to the voters of Pinal County for choosing so wisely. Thanks to Sheriff Paul for supporting our cause.

The Cameras Are Coming Down!


Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar Makes National Press

January 3, 2010

The Associated Press, New York Times and even the Drudge Report are all spreading the word about the nation-wide anti photo radar movement. Those at Redflex may not acknowledge that it exists, but we are pretty sure it does.

Paul Connors/Associated Press

It seems everyone is now finding out the dirty little secret of the absolute failure of the contract between Arizona DP$ and Redflex. You don’t have to take our word for it however. Just ask national media outlets. The AP first ran a story on December 30th about the program, mentioning Shawn Dow of The Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar.

“I see all the cameras in Arizona completely coming down ” in 2010, said Shawn Dow, chairman of Arizona Citizens Against Photo Radar, which is trying to get a measure banning the cameras on the November ballot. “The citizens of Arizona took away the cash cow of Arizona by refusing to pay.”

Enjoy your final 11 months in AZ, Redflex. Make sure to book your moving vans early.


Is Anyone Surprised?

December 30, 2009

From the woman who brought you the largest fixed freeway scamera system in the United States, we bring you The Underwear Bomber. However one may feel about the nature of this attempted attack, something Arizonans knew all along is now apparent to the rest of the country: Putting Nappy in charge is irresponsible at best and potentially dangerous.

In Arizona, she put the measure to approve the contract with Redlfex and their freeway mounted automated ticketing machines in to an annual budget. There was little if any debate over it. The contract was never voted on by the public or a legislative body. As a result, Arizona motorists have been issued almost 600,000 photo radar tickets in less than a year. What she left behind when beckoned to D.C. to run The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was a court system overwhelmed with civil traffic violations, a state budget in ruin, a more dangerous border and an angry public. I suppose we should be thankful that she was jettisoned out of our great state, but her new job doesn’t exactly hide her ineffectiveness.

Even The Huffington Post has seen enough. It posted a scathing article by a former U.N. Ambassador, calling her unqualified. A google search for calls to resign yields more than a few results. The queen of surveillance has proved once again, that capturing violations, felonies or even terrorists on video does not prevent them. Did Janet really ever care about safety? Arizonans know one thing about its former Attorney General, Governor and Scamera Queen, she’s great at pushing her own agenda and the public be damned.


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