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Miami Officials Vote to End Revenue Generating Red Light Camera Program

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

City commissioners in Miami agreed on Thursday to pull the plug on their red light camera program early next year.
The city voted unanimously to cancel its contract with American Traffic Solutions, which operates has 147 cameras placed around the city.
Ninety-eight of them are operational.
Now the company has 60 day to discontinue its lucrative operations in the city.
Citations of $158 per ticket will stop after the program vanishes.
But anyone who receives a ticket before the program ends will be responsible for dealing with it.
So-called activists who profit from the program, along with an ATS spokesman, criticized the move.
“Don’t be responsible

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Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Friday, May 26th, 2017

INTRODUCTION
 
The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation, and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence.
 
I have used the records request process, as a pre-discovery method for investigating my civil rights claims. Homestead has failed to comply with the public records law on the majority of the nearly one hundred requests I have filed.
 
Homestead has a pattern and practice of unlawful noncompliance as it relates to the records law

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Missouri Police Association Sues Missouri Police Department Over Public Records Violations

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

A Missouri police association filed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia, accusing its police department of violating the state’s public records law by refusing to provide records in a timely manner, then charging an exorbitant amount for the requested records.
Last summer, the Columbia Police Officers’ Association requested two months worth of email correspondence between Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton Deputy Chief of Police Jill Schlude.
But the emails were not produced within three days as required by state law nor did the association receive a detailed explanation providing “reasonable cause” of the delay as outlined in Section 610.023 of the Missouri

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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82 Y.O. Alabama Commissioner Struck TV Reporter in Video For Asking About Fraud Allegation

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
When a television journalist tried to fight public corruption in Alabama, things got far more physical than he expected.
Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome was arrested and charged Tuesday with third-degree assault after he deliberately struck southern Alabama WTVY television news reporter Ken Curtis twice in the face caught on the video seen below.
Newsome – who is 82 years young – was released from jail on Tuesday evening on a signature bond, according to local new site dothaneagle.com.
In a brief video clip of the incident, which was recorded by another journalist, Curtis is seen persistently asking Newsome if he will resign in

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New Mexico Cops Settle “Fuck” Lawsuit for $25,000, Taxpayers Will Pay

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
New Mexico cops falsely arrested a grown adult citizen in public for saying “fuck”, now Farmington taxpayers agreed to pay $25,000 to settle the resulting censorship lawsuit under the 1st Amendment.
Three Farmington officers grossly overstepped their boundaries acting as censors, when they arrested Trujillo for violating the local Disorderly Conduct ordinance, in the absence of any provoked parties when he said “fuck” in an IHOP restaurant.
In fact, the family with small children whom police claimed to be protecting refused to give their names or in any way become involved in the three officers’ false arrest “to ensure the obscene language didn’t

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Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
A New York town called Liberty proved to be against liberty after it arrested a man for calling it a “shitty town” in protest over a speeding ticket.
But now that the New York Civil Liberties Union stepped in, the town of Liberty will now learn a lesson in liberty, specifically the First Amendment which gives us the right to criticize government officials.
Even if that criticism includes profanity. Or in this case, three profane words in a five-word sentence.
“Fuck your town, bitches” is exactly what William Barboza wrote on his payment form after pleading guilty for a speeding ticket in 2012.
He

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