ATE Racket Report for July 1, 2019

ATE Racket Report for July 1, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn. FYI: the ATE Racket Report will be on vacation […]

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program (TAPS ACT) Predicts If You Pose a Future Threat: oos E-Newsletter #546

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program (TAPS ACT) Predicts If You Pose a Future Threat: oos E-Newsletter #546

By guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog It has been nearly two years since I reported on the dangers of creating a law enforcement run Mental Health Assessment (MHA) program. In Texas, police use MHA’s to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness. But the TAPS Act, first introduced in January 2019, would take […]

2019 VW GTI Review

2019 VW GTI Review

The VW GTI isn’t a muscle car, but it was inspired by one — the 1964 Pontiac GTO. That car is considered by many to be the first muscle car, but what really made it significant — and copied — was that it was the first affordable high-performance car. Prior to the GTO, most fast […]

Level of Service: Measuring Traffic Congestion

Level of Service: Measuring Traffic Congestion

This article first appeared in the oos Base’s Driving Freedoms Magazine Spring 2019 edition. According to the latest census, 85 percent of all Americans travel to work by single passenger car or by carpool. Since World War II, land use and American culture have been built around driving cars from locations A to B. By […]

Choose your victims well (continued)

Choose your victims well (continued)

More from the “everybody does it” department. A Missouri sheriff was sentenced to six months in prison for tracking important people instead of nobodies. There is a massive infrastructure dedicated to tracking Americans. The sheriff used a private company, the ironically named Securus. They do not keep your information secure. Why should they? You are […]