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Santas Disable Enforcement Cameras in Tempe (AZ)
KFYI Phoenix ^ | 12/22/08 | KFYI Phoenix

Posted on 12/23/2008 8:48:49 AM PST by BigEdLB

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ A group of Santa impersonators are on the naughty list of Arizona law enforcement officials.

A YouTube video posted Monday shows four people dressed as Kris Kringle, white beards and red hats included, covering three speed and red light enforcement cameras in Tempe.

Two are covered with boxes - one decorated with Christmas wrap - and the third is blocked with what appears to be a red sheet.

The Jackson 5's ``Santa Claus is coming to town'' plays during the more than two-minute video.

At the end is a message that reads:

``Ho Ho Ho! Death to the surveillance state! Free movement for all people!''


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: badsanta; redlightcameras
Death to Red Light Cameras. Bravo!
1 posted on 12/23/2008 8:48:49 AM PST by BigEdLB
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To: BigEdLB

Hubba Hubba!


2 posted on 12/23/2008 8:49:53 AM PST by webschooner
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To: BigEdLB

Kudos to these Santas .... when the money disappears, so do these cameras along with the lame claims of “safety”.


3 posted on 12/23/2008 8:50:48 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: BigEdLB

Good. I hate those things.


4 posted on 12/23/2008 8:51:30 AM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: BigEdLB

I think Red-Light Cams are ok, but Speed Cams should be stopped now. I wager that Speed Cams will be gone soon.


5 posted on 12/23/2008 8:52:55 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: BigEdLB

6 posted on 12/23/2008 8:54:09 AM PST by webschooner
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To: BigEdLB

Santas of Action! Santas of the People!

God be with them.

Pssssttt on those that inflict electronic speed traps on the people.


7 posted on 12/23/2008 8:54:30 AM PST by alarm rider ("Father, let me dedicate all this year to thee". Lawrence Tuttiett (1825-1897))
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To: BigEdLB

If you watch the video at the end they also say no to the border fence.


8 posted on 12/23/2008 8:57:34 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: mgc1122

I will agree with you on that one.


9 posted on 12/23/2008 9:09:31 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: BigEdLB

The government put up cameras at every intersection of my little town several years ago. I noticed that the cameras were pointed AT oncoming traffic so I decided to call and find out what was up with that.

I found out that my town government didn’t put the cameras up the state did. So I called the department responsible and asked them if they were using them for traffic enforcement and the gentleman said that they weren’t for traffic enforcement that they were paid for by grants from the Feds and were for surveillance. I asked if if they had facial recognition capability and he said “we don’t have that software YET”.


10 posted on 12/23/2008 9:18:26 AM PST by dljordan
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To: BigEdLB

The state put these up to raise money for our budget that Gov. Napolitano (D) put in the red. That’s what really ticks me off. She way over-spends and then uses these spy cameras to try and raise more money to spend. Thank God she’s headed to Washington D.C. where she’ll be a vivid example of the Peter Principle.

BTW, returning to Phoenix from California via I-10, we spotted one of these cameras out in the middle of nowhere.


11 posted on 12/23/2008 9:25:59 AM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: devane617

They have them on the freeways there. It’s ridiculous!

Im with you, the red light ones I have no problem with. But the speed ones are nothing more than a way to generate money.


12 posted on 12/23/2008 9:26:49 AM PST by cups
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To: cups

Texas speed camera.
13 posted on 12/23/2008 9:57:46 AM PST by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: LuxMaker

Right out in the middle of nowhere, unguarded . . .


14 posted on 12/23/2008 10:06:30 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I am sure Gov. Napo will try to use DHS to implement nationwide speed cameras. One item, I p*ssed of some liberal yesterday. This woman who moved from Maryland to Colorado a few years ago. In previous conversations with her, she would go back to MD in a minute if she could. I mentioned about Napo becoming chief of DHS and the speed cameras, this woman got pissed at me and she mentioned that she was a democrat and supported Obama. She then walked out !


15 posted on 12/23/2008 10:31:34 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: ChocChipCookie
Time to use these as paintball targets.

BTW, returning to Phoenix from California via I-10, we spotted one of these cameras out in the middle of nowhere.
16 posted on 12/23/2008 10:32:34 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck
Here's how brits have been dealing with the cameras...

Gives you a tiny bit of hope, doesn't it?

Many more examples HERE.



17 posted on 12/23/2008 10:43:55 AM PST by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: BigEdLB

This is choice.
Hope it sparks a movement!!!

http://www.motorists.org/


18 posted on 12/23/2008 10:57:56 AM PST by XR7
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National Motorists Association: Objections to photo-enforcement

http://www.motorists.org/photoenforce/


19 posted on 12/23/2008 11:00:04 AM PST by XR7
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To: zeugma

Necklacing speed cameras! How clever!


20 posted on 12/23/2008 11:12:35 AM PST by Clay Moore (Newspapers, the 8 track tape of the information age.)
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To: BigEdLB

I applaud these guys. I wish more people would do this all across the country.


21 posted on 12/23/2008 11:13:17 AM PST by ohioman
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To: BigEdLB
... and Mythbusters said a camera could not be defeated!
22 posted on 12/23/2008 12:48:09 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: zeugma
I laughed my @$$ off on these pics. Hopefully us Americans go much further on dealing with these apparatus of the police state.

Here's how brits have been dealing with the cameras... [ SNIP - picture ] Gives you a tiny bit of hope, doesn't it? Many more examples HERE.
23 posted on 12/23/2008 2:00:05 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: BigEdLB

Merry Fix-Mas


24 posted on 12/24/2008 7:17:48 AM PST by hope (the socialist msm result is mind-numb O-bots)
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Self ping


25 posted on 12/24/2008 8:13:14 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Green? I'm so green, I could barf.)
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