Glendale, AZ—Arizonans are taxed to death. Many can barely afford to keep a roof over their heads, feed their families and must go without health insurance.
Despite this Arizona’s never ending supply of government bureaucrats have plush officers, take home vehicles and too many perks to mention. Arizona’s government grows faster than cancer. It’s become a monster that feeds on the backs of everyone and there is no control in sight.
Arizona has installed new speed cameras on Arizona highways that spit out well over 40,000 tickets in just two months of operation. Does Arizona have a huge accident problem that led to this draconian enforcement? No, but they have a revenue crisis because of over-spending and runaway government growth.
In the spirit that made this country, a Glendale man is accused of taking a pickaxe to a photo enforcement camera. Travis Munroe Townsend, 26, was charged with criminal damage, interference with a traffic-control device and criminal trespass.
The felony charges may well give Townsend grief for the rest of his life as the young man looks for employment opportunities. Hard hit by the cost of living in Arizona, is Townsend himself who works as a subsitute teacher. Townsend is an American patriot not an outlaw.
If ever there was a case for jury nullification and a Not Guilty verdict this is the one. Townsend’s “crime” is no more or less than that of those Americans that dumped tea into Boston Harbor so long ago. We need thousands more motivated freedom loving citizens just like Townsend to say no to runaway government.
Here is a press release from the Arizona Department of Public safety
on the traffic camera program.
Here is video from Townsend’s initial appearance in the Maricopa County Super Court located in the Madison Street Jail basement during the wee hour of the morning.
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