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.
January 29, 2009
What part of, this technology will be abused, did you not understand!
Vice Mayor Karen Uhlich told Fox 11 News, “When the Mayor and Council approved the red light cameras, we were explicitly told that the cameras would be only be activated during a violation. We were told they would not be running all the time.”
Click here for the rest of the story.
January 28, 2009
It looks like the courts are finally beginning to catch on.
“According to Judge John Keegan, the law violates the U.S. Constitution because it denies equal protection under the law.
He says it also crosses a clause on equal privileges and immunities in Arizona’s state Constitution.”
Go read the story…
January 22, 2009
That’s the message that Representative Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, believes that everyone should be privy to.
State lawmakers were “surprised” to learn that the “photo enforcement cameras they authorized last year to catch speeders are actually taking – and keeping – videos of everyone who passes,” according to the East Valley Tribune.
“…they learned that the cameras do more than snap still photos of those clocked driving at least 11 miles over the speed limit. In fact, they actually are recording streaming video around-the-clock.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, said what’s worse is that Redflex Traffic Systems, the private company hired by the state to set up and operate the cameras, advertises that it has technology that actually can scan in the license plates of every vehicle that passes the cameras. And that, Biggs said, allows creation of a database that can find out where people have been at any given time.”
Of course, this isn’t news to the people who’ve read CameraFRAUD.com over the past 4 1/2 months.
In honor of their rekindled interest in representing the will of the people, we humbly present the following reading list. Feel free to send this list to your state reps (click for lookup/contact info).
Arizona Representative and Senator
Recommended Reading List
1/22/09: FRAUDULENT TICKETS TOSSED IN TUCSON
1/19/09: Redflex and Red China: Partners in Oppression
1/08/09: Scottsdale Secretly Tracking License Plates
12/12/08: Show Low To Track Drivers Like Cattle
12/07/08: Delays, Technical Problems Plague Redflex Rollout
12/05/08: DPSRedflex Contract Available Online (The politicians should have read this already!)
9/16/08: Cameras to Track Everyone, Everywhere
9/09/08: Redflex Driver DUI