Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good.

Riddance.

Anonymous said...

Trade 4 license plate reader. Get. Ready.

Anonymous said...

Another reason to stay out of KCMO spooks be running red lights again.

Anonymous said...

Look for the Missouri Municipal League, an organization that hates citizens, to push through new legislation.

Anonymous said...

The KCMO government is out to get you.

Derrick Nunley said...

Dead like Michael Taylor!

Anonymous said...

Soon KC will move on to the next project to squeeze money out of the citizens for the benefit of the ruling class.

Its amazing how upset people get about the 1%ers when their local government is taking so much and giving little in return.

Anonymous said...

Don't run red lights = no problem with red light cameras and no fine. I like that these morons running red lights pay for the camera enforcement, not taxpayers. My wife got T-boned last month by an asshole whose time was just too valuable to make him wait on a light to change. I do think these cameras make drivers slow down. Those who complain that slowing down means more rear end crashes need to remember it's illegal to follow too closely. Re-read the friggin' basic drivers' manual most people had to read to first get a license.

the Polar Bear said...

pretty simple...

Don't run red lights...

Anonymous said...

All fine and dandy until the first speeder runs a red light and crashes into the side of a toy train.

Anonymous said...

They don't want you, they want your money.

Anonymous said...

ha ha, a website called "the newspaper" that's all about traffic stops and red light cameras.

TKC, fair and mentally unbalanced.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!! EXCLUSIVE!!!!

KCMO City Council working feverishly on new STOP SIGN cameras!

...story at 6PM broadcast

Anonymous said...

Thank God the State courts have figured out what a sham the local flim-flam artists have turned law enforcement and the local courts into. How do we expect our youth to respect the law when the city fathers don't.

Anonymous said...

now whats KC to do when the voters repeal the 'E" tax? higher tax I guess.

Anonymous said...

With all our toy trains a comin' we won't need red lights! No one is going to need a car anymore they'll all use the trolleys!

Kim Jong Un said...

How does writing a parking ticket stand up in the courts for the last 100 years? A parking ticket goes the owner of the vehicle and not the driver who night have been driving. Same with the red light camera tickets. Somebody please explain.

Anonymous said...

^Holy shit. Launch the legal challenge!

Anonymous said...

You cannot drive without occasionally going thru a light as it turns red. If you are driving the speed limit and are at just the right place when the light turns yellow you will need to slam on the brakes to stop. That is assuming you can judge exactly how far the stopping distance is in the split second you have to make a decision. If the city wanted to really do something productive they could paint a line at some point before the intersection to give drivers a point where they should brake on a yellow light. But that would cut down on revenue as well as accidents and we know which the city cares about most.

Anonymous said...

red light cameras was just one of cathy jollys splendid ideas which failed. she must be one hell of a lawyer

Anonymous said...

10:40. The difference is that running a red light is a moving violation in Missouri and some city can not go around writing ordinances to circumvent state law. Missouri has be kind enough to allow cities to try cases charged in the city limits.

It might not hurt to see the state certify cities who collect those fines so that when they violate State laws they get punished by having to turn over their fine collection monies. That would make cities think twice before wasting even more taxpayer money trying to bully through unconstitutional ordinances.

Anonymous said...

So I am curious will the city be refunding all the fines that have been paid???

Anonymous said...

1:42 - if you are in the intersection on a yellow and it turns red, you do not get a red light camera ticket. If you get one, you look at the video. I suggest doing it standing next to the judge so you can watch together. If it is red when you enter the intersection, you're good for it. Just don't run the reds and you will have no problem.