Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chicago: Judge throws out 70 percent of red light camera tickets

Chicago's Northwest Side
Chicago's red light camera program was never about safety, it is simply another way for the corrupt city to pick people's pockets.

The people are fighting back--and winning.

From Fox 32 Chicago:
A Chicago judge is dismissing 70 percent of red light camera tickets.

"It took a lot of gumption for the judge to stand up to the city and tell them what's right," said Barnet Fagel of

Fagel, who calls himself the Red Light Doctor, said it was a big breakthrough Monday when Administrative Law Judge Robert Sussman told city attorneys that he's been throwing out 70 percent of the red light camera cases before him, and the city should get its act together.

"He got pretty irritated at the city who keep issuing these tickets when the cameras or the traffic signals are not properly engineered or not set up right," Fagel said
Did I say corruption? The former head of the city's red light camera program, John Bills, was indicted this spring on bribery charges. He's a longtime member of the political organization of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago). Madigan is also the chairman of the state Democratic Party. His daughter is the attorney general of Illinois.

Related post:

ILL-inois: Chicago official in charge of red-light cameras charged with bribery

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