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RedFlex Bribes

News out of Chicago is that Redflex has been bribing cities, including cities in Washington State. Here's part of the article from the Chicago Tribune: A fired executive of Chicago's beleaguered red light camera company alleges in a lawsuit that Redflex...

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Voters say NO to Cameras in 3 Washington cities!

The people have spoken! They don't want ticket cameras! The Seattle Times reported last night: Nothing less than a statewide ban of red-light cameras will satisfy opponents of the devices, following victories in all three cities with advisory votes on the...

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Election Day is Tuesday!

Longview: Please remind your Longview friends to vote YES on Initiative Measure 1, NO on Proposition 1 and NO on Proposition 2. Thanks! Read more about this here.   Monroe: Please remind your Monroe friends to vote NO on Prop 1. Thanks! Read...

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“Operation Paper Blizzard” in Monroe

We may not have been able to get our opposing statement in the voters pamphlet, but we won't let that stop us... Here's a quote from the SkyValleyChronicle.com: Still ticked off at what they see as Monroe Mayor Bob Zimmerman’s move to...

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Time for a change in Redmond’s city government?

Great op-ed from RedmondReporter.com As the CEO of the largest traffic data company in the country, I’m amazed that the city council has disregarded the safety issues related to red-light cameras. Indeed, it is now common knowledge within the...

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Has Monroe’s Mayor and City Council been Reported Missing?

Copy of the email that Tim Eyman sent to the City of Monroe: Maybe they didn't get the news that a major controversy of their own making is brewing in Monroe. Today, I did several interviews with local papers and news sources who wanted to hear more about the...

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Monroe’s Big Bag of Dirty Tricks

Copy of the letter that was sent to the city of Monroe this morning: City of Monroe: Mayor Robert Zimmerman and City Councilmembers Kurt Goering, Patsy Cudaback, Tom Williams, Tony Balk, John Stima, Jim Tuttle, & Bridgette Tuttle Dear Mr. Mayor and City Council...

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Bellingham likely knew that ATS would sue

ATS and Bellingham had a secret meeting about ATS filing a lawsuit, just weeks before ATS filed a lawsuit to stop the initiative. The Everett Herald reports: Records I obtained through a public disclosure request indicate that on that at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Pike and...

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Lynnwood breaks state law and improperly uses camera footage

State law says that footage from ticket cameras can not be used "for any purpose other than enforcement of violations." But the Lynnwood police think they are above the law. Emails obtained by The Herald describe multiple incidents in the past year in which officers...

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Emails Reveal Lynnwood’s Ticket Camera Dirty Laundry

The Everett Herald is at it again. This time they have uncovered emails from the police that reveal: The city is dependent on the money that the cameras bring in. A deputy chief inquired about employment with ATS A different police officer offered marketing advice to...

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ATS loses big in Bellingham, has to pay fines!

ATS can't block the initiative from going on the ballot in November, and they got fined $10,000 and have to pay all of our attorney fees: Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Ira Uhrig ruled that camera company American Traffic Solutions hasn't proven it has suffered...

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Mukilteo Suspicions Confirmed

The Everett Herald has proved what we have long suspected, ATS was, in fact, behind the "Mukilteo Citizens for Simple Government" Kroske, who last summer was vice president for business development at American Traffic Solutions, told the mayor by email that the camera...

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ATS Gets Caught Faking Citizen Comments

We have suspected that the camera company, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), was faking citizen comments for a long time now, (check out our earlier posts here and here).Thanks to Scott North and Rikki King from the Everett Herald, we have proof! Since June, the user...

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Do cities have to listen to voters?

Anti-Red Light Camera Movement Spreads King5 covers the growing number of initiatives against ticket cameras in Washington State, and how some cities don't care what the voters think.

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School Bus Ticket Cameras?

"It's for the kids." Does anyone take this line seriously anymore? As a husband and father of four sons, my children are my life, the most precious gifts one can have. And that's why my blood absolutely boils when children get exploited for corporate gain. Automatic...

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Petition Kick-off in Redmond

We had a great time gathering signatures for the new Redmond petition. Thanks to all the people who showed up to help and all of those who signed! Below are a few pictures from Saturday and the KOMO news story about...

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Why BanCams.Com Opposes HB 1279 & SB 5188

The good news is that the legislature seems to be getting the message that people don't like the cameras and they have created 2 bills that seem to address the problems. The bad news is that the bills do nothing to protect the people and actually give more protection...

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Ticket Cameras on School Buses?

There is a new bill that has been introduced (SB 5540) that would give school districts (who always need money) the authorization to place cameras on school buses that would ticket vehicles that do not follow the law regarding school buses. Summary of Bill: An...

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New Bill Would Repeal Red Light/Speed Cameras!

We filled the hearing room in Olympia yesterday to speak out against traffic cameras. We didn't show up just to complain, but we also offered a solution! Repeal the law that makes the cameras legal in the first place! Over the last few days we have worked very hard...

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Refuting the Oxnard Study

The National Motorist's Association has posted a very nice critique of the Oxnard study. Here's a few excerpts: Critique of IIHS 2001 Oxnard Study The Insurance Institutue for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been one of the most vocal proponents for Red Light Cameras. Their...

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