CHICAGO - Chicago's red light camera program was the center of controversy this week as a judge admitted he throws out 70 percent of the red light camera cases that come before him because the yellow lights are too short. Then, the former Redflex CEO was indicted by grand jury for allegedly making political deals to obtain the city of Chicago's red light camera contract.
Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras claims a major victory against City Lawyers this week in an Administrative Law Hearing on Monday, when Chicagoan Barnet Fagel won a red light camera ticket challenge and Judge Robert Sussman admitted that Chicago's yellow light times are too short.
The group has been consistently holding pickets on Chicago red light camera street corners for months, and they're turning up the heat. Saturday they're holding a protest at the most money-making camera corner in the city.
"As a result of our continued success in the campaign to end photo enforcement in Chicago, Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras is announcing a new demonstration planned for this Saturday, August 16th to raise awareness about one of the HIGHEST GROSSING Red Light Cameras in Chicago at Belmont and Lake Shore Drive," Mark Wallace, Director of Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras said in an announcement.
The protest will be Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.