Camera Fraud Article: Tempe’s “Bait and Switch” Photo Radar Statistics
What happens when government officials tout statistics without challenge or critical review from the “Fourth Estate“? You get an irresponsible and sorry excuse for reporting from the Arizona Republic, as recently exposed by PhotoRadarScam.com.
No surprise: the Republic has never flinched from obvious conflicts of interest, such as keeping the revolving door open between the paper and Redflex regarding the employment of former Redflex PR flack Michael Ferraresi.
CLAIM: “(Tempe) Police: Crashes down 16% in Tempe since camera program.”
FACT: “…Injury crashes decreased only 1.84% and fatality crashes increased 43%.”
Call the Republic 602-444-NEWS and demand they stop distorting the truth.
Then, call Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman at 480-350-8865 and remind him that Election 2010 is just around the corner…