TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERAS ARE 'DEAD' EXCLAIMS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER AS MISSOURI SUPREME COURT REJECTS APPEAL!!!
Kansas City mainstream media is downplaying an important Kansas City verdict but KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS are offering important perspective.
To wit . . .
THE EFFORT TO SAVE KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERAS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN BY THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT!!!
A TKC TIPSTER offers the inside dope:
"KC's Appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court was denied. The cameras are dead, and ordinance "officially" invalid as the ruling in Damon v KC becomes final."
As usual, STL reports this important Jeff City news before anybody else.
Here's the confirmation . . .
Post-Dispatch: Three red light camera case appeals won't be heard by Missouri Supreme Court
An even better quote:
Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Red Light Camera Companies
"Matt Hay, former city councilman for the city of Arnold and creator of the WrongOnRed website, believes photo ticketing supporters will have a tough time even passing a bill into law and surviving the court challenges.
"Unless they can pull a Hail Mary and get something through the Senate to give them cover, it looks like the cameras will be sitting there useless for many months," Hay told TheNewspaper. "Many of the contracts specify these are no points violations, so they would have to be rewritten as well, in the face of tremendous opposition. It is a poison pill of sorts at the moment, and will be interesting to see which leaders are willing to risk the wrath of their constituents to serve their ATS and Redflex patrons, and who will cut their loses, and just dispense with their now voided contract and systems altogether."
Sadly, KCMO media is so politicized that this news will probably be picked up with more promises from political power brokers and elected officials to keep up the fight in this losing effort.
Still, we want everybody to be careful on the streets and maybe realize that arguments about public safety actually ignored the rule of law and spy tech has FAILED in Kansas City.