Our justice system is predicated on the belief that we will receive a fair trial. Entire governments have fallen when the governed stop having faith in those who govern - see the American Revolution.
Right here, right now in Albuquerque, we are being asked to believe that the RedFlex cameras that snap away night and day are doing so without fail and without failure. In fact, the scam-era hearings are predicated on the very notion that RedFlex has created a system that is infallible and therefore if you are in fighting a scam-era citation, you're wasting your time. Further, you are forced by the nature of the "violation" to defend yourself with evidence that is provided by RedFlex and the prosecution.
Last week we were sent a recording of the RedFlex scam-era focused on eastbound Montgomery at San Mateo. In the video you can clearly see the eastbound lane at a complete stop, yet the "infallible" scam-era is busy snapping away. We have uploaded 1:40 for your review. Take a look and make up your own mind.
We don't know what was triggering the false photos and frankly we don't care. The recording clearly shows the infallible fouling-up. This malfunction is particularly troubling when applied to the speeding "citations" issued by the scam-eras. Police officers who issue speeding citations using radar equipment are required to perform checks on the system at the beginning and the end of their shift. In addition the unit performs a self-diagnostic and the officer can compare the reading on their speed to their vehicle's speedometer.
That's an awful lot of independent verification, of which there is none incorporated into the RedFlex scam-era system. After viewing the above recording, we're even more concerned about the accuracy of the scam-eras.