His intimidation certainly discouraged me from ever filing for that Appeal. But is THAT how the American system of government is supposed to work?
The facts in this matter:
On 10/24/12, I DID drive eastward along 183rd Street in Homewood at 35 mph as I was returning from the nearby Grande Prairie Public Library that day. But as a Christian Minister, I absolutely swear that I never saw any red light to have even considered trying to drive through! A Red Light Photo Enforced camera apparently generated a NOTICE OF VIOLATION letter which arrived at my house several weeks later. The Form that arrived accused me of having passed through the Red Light 0.18 second after it had become red. That is an amazingly brief period of time!
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I also discovered, and confirmed in Wikipedia, that due to blinking of eyes the human brain can take between 0.10 and 0.40 second to detect ANY event. It seemed quite clear to me that since the Red Light Camera considered 0.18 second to be a violation, that was clearly because someone did not know the science and physiology about how the human brain works. If the (alleged) violation had been 0.50 second or longer, the accusation might have been valid.In other words, virtually NO driver who gets Cited for a red light violation of 0.18 second might have ever SEEN any red light to react to.
But then, after having wasted a day of my time to defend myself in Court, to have the (alleged) Judge summarily dismiss everything scientific I had presented, to have him issue a serious THREAT against me regarding possibly Appealing his decision, and to have witnessed a Judge openly admit in Court that he sometimes electively runs red lights, this all strikes me as very, very, wrong.
I want to learn how to proceed to right some of these wrongs. In addition to the fact that I feel that I should receive back the $100 Fine taken from me, and possibly receive some Punitive Damages as well, I think that other drivers who have found themselves in the same situation I was put in deserve to be saved from such non-Constitutional behavior of a City and its Judicial System.
Since there are certainly tens of thousands of other drivers who have also improperly been Ticketed and Fined for such similar ridiculously brief alleged Violations, I would really like to initiate a Class Action Suit against the Municipal governments and against the businesses which run the Red Light Cameras. Butr I am not a Lawyer and I have no idea how to do that! So I could use some help from anyone who happened to know those Legal procedures.
In exchange, I am willing to use my science knowledge to teach them how to build an inexpensive ($200) device which ALWAYS can generate 80 mph automated speed camera violations, for STATIONARY vehicles! My device would be left off during normal driving, but once completely STOPPED at a stop sign or red stop light, it could be turned on where within a second or two, it would cause the automated speed camera to generate an 80 mph Violation record! I suspect that a few such fictitious Violations would be useful in THEIR Class Action Suits!
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