CHICAGO, IL - After a barrage of negative news stories about Chicago's Red Light Camera program hit airwaves this week, the anti-photo enforcement group Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras announced they will be at a summer festival in Lorraine Dixon Park this Saturday, July 19th to spread the word about how to fight back against Red Light Cameras and Speed Cameras in Chicago.
"This week's incredible story by Tribune investigative reporters about ticket spiking by the City's Red Light Camera program only confirms what we've been saying throughout our campaign; that red light cameras in Chicago are unsafe, unfair and unconstitutional" said Mark Wallace, Director of Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras.
On Thursday, a North side Chicago resident filed a class action lawsuit against embattled red light camera company Redflex for the return of any profits made through the Chicago program, which the company is currently under Federal investigation for. Then on Friday, Tribune investigative reporters released a story that revealed several irregularities with Chicago's red light cameras program, including camera outages followed by intense increases in the number of tickets for various locations around the city, only to see the number of tickets return back to normal again.
"Fliers will be supplied to hand out at our booth at the Taste of WVON and supporters are encouraged to bring their signs to make a statement and help educate our fellow citizens: Let's ban Red Light and Speed Cameras in CHICAGO!" said Wallace. The group will have a booth at the event from 10:00 am to 7:00 PM this Saturday, July 19th.