THIS IS A CALL FOR A STATEWIDE PROTEST!!!
KANSAS CITY LOCATION - 39th and Southwest Trafficway - Noon to 2pm
COLUMBIA LOCATION - Stadium Boulevard and Worley Street - 1-3PM
ST LOUIS LOCATION- Kingshighway and Chippewa in St. Louis City 3pm
SPRINGFIELD LOCATION - TBA
All cities in the state of Missouri needs to organize and hit the streets on May 8th!! There is a possibility that these red light cameras will be banned in the state!!
For the past year, Senator Jim Lembke and Campaign for Liberty members have worked on banning Red Light Cameras. Senator Lembke’s amendment to ban red light cameras passed in the Missouri Senate this Tuesday. With a little more work, that legislation now has a good chance of passing in the Missouri House.
Red Light Cameras have been a violation of your rights and they do not provide due process. We need your help to insure that this ban becomes law and is not stripped in committee from HB2111. The bill’s fate lies in the hands of these legislators:
ü your state representative (contact info here Missouri House of Representatives )
ü Senator Stouffer (sponsor of the bill) (314) 751-1507
ü Representative Dixon (committee chair) (573) 751-9809
ü Representative Faith (573) 751-1452
Encourage support of this ban.
Here are some talking points associated with the lack of due process:
Due Process: says that government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law. Due process holds the government submissive to the law of the land, protecting individual persons from the state.
The 5th amendment to the constitution says that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Because of municipality’s use of a ‘rebuttable presumption,’ or a presumption that the driver of the car is the owner of the car, and a failure of the municipality to provide evidence against the driver of the car, individuals are forced incriminate themselves or investigate, provide evidence, and incriminate another.
Forcing the owner of the car to incriminate another, in many cases a family member, can be a violation of a person’s right to spousal privilege (the right to not incriminate or testify against your spouse).
Municipalities use a presumption of guilt, not innocence, and punish our Missouri citizens based on the assumption that the individual who owned the car is the individual who ran the red light. If you are innocent you must provide proof of your innocence vs. the state providing proof of your guilt.
Thank Senator Lembke, Josh Carter and Tracy Ward for leading the effort to stop this violation of Missouri citizen’s rights.