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oos E-Newsletter #300: “It Only Takes One …”

We all expect a certain level of hypocrisy in politics, but some examples are just so flagrant, we can’t ignore them. Such is the case of Sara Shaw, a city commissioner in Kissimmee, Florida. In August, a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped Shaw on the Florida Turnpike for driving in excess of 100 mph in […]

oos E-Newsletter #273: We Need ALPR Legislation Now

On the heels of the NSA domestic spying scandal, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans in February to build a national database of motor vehicle license plate data. Not only would the system have included data collected by DHS, but data from other law enforcement agencies and private companies as well. The good […]

oos E-Newsletter #269: Talk to the Hand

The City of Chicago stiff armed Jamal Norwood. Norwood received a red-light camera ticket for making a right-turn-on-red at the intersection of Austin Avenue and Irving Park Road at 5:31 am Dec. 6. The city claimed he didn’t come to a complete stop. But this video, analyzed by oos Illinois Activist and forensic video expert […]

oos E-Newsletter #256: Sometimes There’s More at Stake than a Fine

The oos encourages our members to fight every traffic ticket they get. We do this because we know that fewer than five percent of drivers actually go to the trouble of showing up in court. We also know that pushing back against a system that often gives little consideration to traffic defendants’ rights is the […]

oos E-Newsletter #242: The Myth of “No-Point” Violations

Traffic courts and prosecutors know that many traffic defendants will happily plead guilty and pay the fine as long as no points appear on their driving record. The court exacts its pound of flesh and the driver keeps a clean record. Everybody wins, right? Not always. A former school teacher from Georgia emailed us with […]