Illinois Red-Light Camera Scandal Heats UP! Ticket Cam Alert USA for February 3, 2020

The Ticket Cam Alert is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement and street/in-car surveillance to our supporters

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Here are three different story threads that might be interesting to those fighting locally ticket cams and government surveillance.

The Illinois Red-Light Camera Scandal keeps on growing

Prominent legislator Martin Sandoval resigned his seat late last year and this week pled guilty to federal bribery charges. Governor J.B. Pritzker has said there should be a serious discussion on these devices. Lawmakers say the same. But do these guys and gals have the courage to do what’s right and ban RLCs? Motorist rights advocates need to put the pressure on these elected officials and soon! The NMA dares the Governor to say “Enough!”

Here are some other headlines about the scandal:

Here are two editorials about the scandal:

Another Illinois Story That Tweaked My Interest:

A Kansas man has filed a lawsuit against the city of Riverdale over a “bogus” red-light camera ticket. On January 16th, the city’s Trustees quietly voted unanimously to sever ties with its red-light camera operator, SafeSpeed (the same company embroiled in the bribery probe). Will be interesting to see how this case progresses!

New Orleans is once again back in the news over its management of the city’s automated traffic enforcement program.

Looks like the state’s capital also has some serious issues:

About time Louisiana motorists and lawmakers should say “Enough!”

Headlines from around North America

Automated License Plate Readers or ALPRs

Hashtag: #NO2ALPRs

National Stories


South Carolina


Facial Recognition Hashtag: #NO2FacialRecognition




New York

Red-Light and Speed Cameras

Hashtags: #TicketCamAlertUSA, #TicketCamAlert (Insert Your State or City Here), #NO2RedLightCameras

Red-Light Cameras





Speed Cameras




School Zone Cameras


Rhode Island

Other Surveillance News




NMA Resources to fight against Ticket Cams and other Street and In-Car Surveillance

NMA Issue Pages:

We are currently building a closed Facebook Group called the ATE Racket Report Discussion Group for local and state activists to have a space to discuss best practices and ask questions.

Also, here are a number of NMA Blogs posts that might be of interest!

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