National Motorists Association President Endorses Committeeman Davis' Call for Repeal
In an important update to Monday's News of a call for Repeal of Chicago's Speed Camera law by Republican Committeeman Scott Davis, National Motorists Association President Gary Biller endorsed Committeeman Davis' call to action in a personal e-mail (re-printed here with permission).
I wish more politicians had the courage to speak out as you have against what are clearly revenue-generating efforts but are presented falsely as safety programs. Thank you for taking a public stance against photo enforcement. The National Motorists Association, with plenty of Illinois and Chicagoland members, has been leading the national fight against ticket cameras for over a decade. If there is anything we can do to help your cause, please let me know.
We have set up pages on our website chockfull of information to educate the public as to the true motivation behind the cameras (red-light cameras, speed cameras) and to present better (and proven) solutions if safety is really the goal. Actually, based on the articles about your call to repeal the speed camera ordinance, it appears that the Chicago public gets it, with 54% siding against the cameras and 69% saying that the cameras are about money, not safety. Perhaps the info on the NMA site can best be used to educate the politicians who are in favor of saddling their constituents with excessive and unnecessary fines.
Keep up the good fight!
PresidentNational Motorists Association
Republican Calls for Repeal of
Chicago Speed Camera Ordinance
Chicago Cams all about Contracts, Corruption and Corporatism… NOT SAFETY!
Rahm Emanuel CUTS Taxpayer Funded Police Services!!!
The Wall Street Journal and other local media outlets are reporting that under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's watch, the Chicago Police Department is cutting In Person Police Responses to reports of burglaries and other non-violent crimes. The policy change begs the question: How can Police prevent violent crime by cutting their response to other crimes? From CBS 2 News...
They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.
From the WSJ...
"Michael Shields, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the shift in policy was minor and questioned the department's estimate of the impact. "I don't see where they're coming up with those figures," said Mr. Shields, who is fighting with the city over police staffing. "This is another example of trying to distract the public…when there really is no change."
Tom Tunney leaves a ridiculous voice-mail bullying a small business owner in the 44th Ward to back off Assistant Cook County States Attorney, "Naughty" Sarah Naughton, who allegedly bit a store manager on the leg during a drunken altercation this past summer.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz strikes back against Mayor Emanuel's bullying
In an open letter to four CEO's, Texas Senator Ted Cruz today blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's government bullying of two financial institutions; Bank of America and TD Bank. Emanuel recently threatened to stop city business with these two institutions in his own letter last week.
"In Texas, we have a more modest view of government. We do not accept the notion that government should behave as bullies, trying to harass or pressure private companies into enlisting in a political lobbying campaign."
Read the full text of Cruz's letter here:
Call Senator John Cullerton (D), State Rep Sarah Feigenholtz (D), and State Rep Ann Williams (D) and ask them how they intend to deal with state pension problems and continue to fund state services with mounting debt and debt service costs.
Senator John Cullerton (D) (District 6) - 773-883-0770
State Rep Ann Williams (D) (District 11) - 773 880-9082
State Rep Sarah Feigenholtz (D) (District 12) - 773-296-4141
Why is 44th Ward Alderman and Democratic Ward Boss Tom Tunney so interested in protecting Naughty Naughton?
Why is 44th Ward Alderman and Democrat Ward Boss Tom Tunney Bullying local Business Owners over a bizarre incident involving an