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Default Tempe Redflex Cams All About the Money

Camera Fraud Article: Tempe Redflex Cams All About the Money


Tom Ryff, Tempe Police Chief, Camera Apologist, and Tragedy Exploiter Extraordinaire

Tom Ryff, Tempe Police Chief, Camera Apologist, and Tragedy Exploiter Extraordinaire


Ignoring an alarming increase in fatalities despite a nationwide downward trend, the City of Tempe is preparing to give millions more to private automated ticketing contractor Redflex:


“A few months ago Tempe’s procurement office noticed the city was reaching that $1.2 million cap it budgeted for Redflex. On Thursday the City Council is set to review a staff request to increase that cap by about $2.9 million to about $4.2 million. That will allow the city to pay Redflex its share of ticket revenue for the remainder of the contract.”


Never missing an opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy for political gain, Tempe’s police chief muddied the water with this spew:


[Chief Tom Ryff] said the public shares a responsibility in keeping the photo-camera debate civil. He also wanted to remind residents that the cameras are used to reduce speed, accidents and save lives. If people would drive the speed limit, he said the photo system would become obsolete. “It really is our community and our society that have the responsibility to help keep the community safe,” he said. Ryff said he hoped that residents would maintain their calm as Tempe reviews its Redflex contract.


Remain calm, folks. Nothing to see here, move right along… Never mind that sucking sound of your money going to Australia.


Once again, the Arizona Republic intentionally misleads the public by implying that the photo radar scheme has resulted in safer streets:


Tempe Police have reported a 16-percent reduction in motor-vehicle crashes throughout the city since the installation of the [photo radar] system.


Reality check: “…Injury crashes decreased only 1.84% and fatality crashes increased 43%.”


Funny how the same reporter who put out the first piece of yellow journalism is the same one responsible for this one: Dianna M. Náñez.






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