Photo Enforcement Related Racism? Video Released

September 22, 2008 has released a video (see on Youtube) provided by an east-valley family which alleges possible racism on the part of a process server who was apparently trying to serve a Redflex-generated photo enforcement citation. (Technical Note: Youtube butchered the quality of the video. We’ll try to get the higher resolution version uploaded ASAP.)

Click to view on Youtube

The family, some of whom are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, contacted after the incident was captured. The video shows a process server exiting his vehicle to throw an unidentified piece of crumpled paper on the ground. The man returns to a burgundy-colored vehicle which lurches forward (and possibly towards a child in the street.)  The man is heard yelling a racial slur as he sped off down a residential drive. issued the the following statement on Friday:

“Just in the past six months, private photo enforcement companies have been found to violate state laws repeatedly. As if the recent arrest of a drunk photo radar van driver wasn’t enough of an insult to the people of Arizona, now it looks like Redflex and their associated companies may be using racist intimidation methods,” said a volunteer in a prepared statement. has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday to address the revelation of the video. Members of the community are welcome to attend and express their support for the family involved in this incident. (Please RSVP on our Meetup site).

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ

“All They Want To Do Is Take Your Money”

August 26, 2008

New video shows valley demonstators have taken to the highways to object to Redflex’s illegal and illegitimate photo enforcement vans. The vehicles, which are “fully dressed” as DPS Highway Patrol vehicles, are owned and operated by the Australian firm, possibly in violation of multiple Arizona Revised Statues (We’ll have more on this later).

Those advocating the removal of the vans argue that a greater police presence is the only proven method to reduce traffic fatalities, as automated enforcement cameras cannot catch drunk drivers or stolen cars.

See the video at Youtube and be sure to send it to your friends.

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