Mesa, Arizona, installed thirteen speed cameras and three red-light cameras in 1996. After three years the program was $10,000 in the red. Being a governmental agency, Mesa did not let a small thing like losing money stop it from expanding the program so that taxpayers could lose more money. Mesa had net losses of $281,000 in 2007, $389,307 in 2008 and $436,797 in 2009. Do you see a trend? The City of Mesa doesn’t. That’s $1,107,104 the last three years. Mesa now has 36 red-light cameras and six speed radars. Police say the cameras have reduced the number of accidents and traffic deaths. The city’s contract with the camera provider, American Traffic Solutions, expires in 2012.
Police Say Speed & Red-light Cameras Save Lives & Lose Money
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Like to point out that red light camera’s invade privacy and break two laws if not more.
1. Sixth Amendment write to meet your accuser in court.
(Note: anyone testifying on behalf of the court is hearsay)
2. Federal if not state law Wiretap laws.
Recording with out permission.
Now a COP or Judge can not force you to identify the person driving even if they threaten obstruction of justice. You can refuse two ways. Pleasd the 5th, or simply ignore it.
Three things to know:
1. subpoena the Red Light Camera’s NTP (National Time Protocol) server records. if the time is off even by 1 second , your ticket is dismissed.
2. Request that the Video timestamp if the time is altered on the video from the time recorded, chain of evidence is faulty.
3. take anti-camera film apply it to your front windshield, this will mask all digital recordings into your car. This is legal and it is not tenting. You are simply securing your privacy.