Saturday, January 16, 2010
Arizona Speed Camera Extortion Contractor Wants Court Rule Changed
Phoenix, AZ—The company collecting millions of dollars to run the hated Robocam Extortion Program want court rules changed. That's because most alleged violators caught simply refuse to pay.
The current court rules requires that any court summons be served under civil process Rule 4. That means a process server must locate and serve the violator or a person that also resides at the violator’s residence. The system is overwhelmed and the summonses expire before they can be lawfully delivered.
They are trying to sneak through a legal exemption to allow sending the summons by first class mail to the alleged violator’s last known address. The risk here is that the company could obtain a court judgment without the violator knowing about it or being able to contest the matter in court. This rule change would be done by Arizona Supreme Court judges, most of which are Democrats apponted by former Governor Naplitano. The legislature and curent governor would be bypassed along with debate.
Vacationers, people traveling on work assignments, military duty and simple hospitalizations could victimize those targeted. As a result, property seizure or garnishment could be levied against people that are innocent or at least unaware they were cited by the Robocams.
To stop this effort people must contact members of the Arizona Supreme Court at once.
The Robocam Extortion Program contract is due to expire. Governor Jan Brewer has vowed to end this vile and pernicious practice brought to Arizona by former Governor Janet Napolitano.