Roundup: January 6, 2016

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Congress Curtails Automobile And Other Asset Seizures
Grabbing cars belonging to individuals accused of drug crimes has been a profitable enterprise for federal and local law enforcement — until now. In the omnibus spending bill signed in November, Republican congressional leaders used the power of the purse to pull $1.2 billion out of the pockets of local lawmen. Because Congress took the funds out of the asset seizure account, Department of Justice officials had no choice but to suspend the program a few days before Christmas.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Missouri Lawmaker Proposes End Date For Traffic Cams
Photo enforcement in the state of Missouri would come to an end on September 1, 2017 under a proposal filed last week in the General Assembly. State Representative Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville), a former school teacher, is trying to pull the plug not only on red-light cameras and speed cameras, but also unmanned automated license plate readers (ALPR, also known as ANPR).

Monday, January 4, 2016
France, Italy, New Zealand: Speed Cameras Torched, Shot
Vigilantes in Wainuiomata, New Zealand shot a speed camera on Christmas Eve. According to TV NZ, police have no idea who attacked the device on Wainuiomata Road, so surveillance cameras have been installed to watch the automated ticketing camera.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
2015 Year In Review
The ten most viewed stories on during 2015.

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