More coverage of 10/14 camera occupation

October 15, 2014

Here are two more articles about yesterday’s event:

In reverse?  Messages on traffic cameras heard loud and clear before election. (Fox 8 WJW)

Protesters call for ban on Cleveland’s traffic cameras (Cleveland Scene)


News Roundup – October 14

October 14, 2014

Our rally and camera occupation got quite a bit of media attention today:

Supporters, Opponents of Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Ramp Up Ballot Issue Campaigns  (Ideastream)

Campaigns for and against traffic cams ramp up (WKYC Channel 3)

Red-light camera opponents ‘occupy’ Chester Avenue intersection (Northeast Ohio Media Group)

Protests surrounding Cleveland’s traffic cameras as citizens prepare to vote on the issue (19 Action News WOIO)

Red light camera opponents want voters to ban the cameras in Cleveland this November (WKSU 89.7)

We need money!

October 12, 2014

If you would like to help rid Cleveland of traffic revenue cameras, then please make a contribution to our campaign.  We need money to get the word out to Cleveland voters to vote yes on Issue 35 to ban the cameras.  You can make a contribution on-line at or send a check to Liberate Ohio, 13825 Liberty Av., Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

Sun News: “Woman gets Cleveland camera ticket for vehicle she does not own”

October 8, 2014

From the Russell police blotter:

The offending vehicle in the photo was not hers and the license plate shown in the photo did not match the plate number listed on the citation. Furthermore, the cited license number was on a vehicle she had sold more than a year ago.

Stop the false accusations from Xerox revenue cameras!  Vote YES on Issue 35!

Please come to our fundraiser this Thursday!

October 6, 2014

We have a fundraising event this Thursday, October 9 at 7 pm at Denny’s at 4331 W. 150th Street (just south of Interstate 71, next door to the Marriott hotel).  We’d love to see you there!  Donate what you will.  Attendees who give at least $10 will receive a Camera Removal Team button.

If you can’t make it, but would like to make a donation, you can contribute on-line at or send a check made payable to Liberate Ohio to Liberate Ohio, 13825 Liberty Av., Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

Cleveland, Vote YES on 35! Maple Heights, Vote YES on 99!

October 3, 2014

The Northeast Ohio Media Group and the League of Women Voters have published a voter guide with information about candidates and issues on this year’s general election ballot.  The Cleveland camera removal amendment is Issue 35.  The Maple Heights camera removal amendment is Issue 99.  A YES vote on 35 will remove traffic revenue cameras from Cleveland.  A YES vote on 99 will remove them from Maple Heights.

Vote YES on Issue 99!

September 24, 2014

The Maple Heights camera removal amendment has been certified for the ballot as Issue 99.  The ballot language is as follows:

(By Petition)
A majority affirmative vote is required for passage.
Shall the Charter of the City of Maple Heights be amended to add new Article XXII, which provides that the City shall not use any traffic law photo-monitoring device for the enforcement of a qualified traffic law violation, unless a law enforcement officer is present at the location of the device and personally issues the ticket to the alleged violator at the time and location of the violation; and that the City shall not enter into, renew, amend, modify, or make any payment under a contract with a vendor for traffic law photo-monitoring devices or services if the contract involves payment to the vendor that is contingent upon the number of tickets issued or the amount of fines levied or; and that qualified traffic violations shall be tried only before a judge in either municipal or common pleas court, and the accused will be afforded all rights then generally afforded to defendants in criminal cases under the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of Ohio?
(Por Petición)
Se requiere un voto afirmativo por mayoría para su aprobación.
¿Deberán enmendarse los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Maple Heights para añadir el nuevo Artículo XXII, que dispone que la Ciudad no usará ningún dispositivo de vigilancia por fotografía de la ley de tránsito para castigar una infracción calificada de la ley de tránsito, a menos que haya un oficial de policía presente en el lugar del dispositivo y emita personalmente la multa al presunto infractor en el momento y lugar de la infracción; y que la Ciudad no celebrará, renovará, corregirá, modificará, ni hará ningún pago en virtud de un contrato con un proveedor para dispositivos o servicios de vigilancia por fotografía de la ley de tránsito si el contrato implica que el pago al proveedor esté supeditado al número de multas emitidas o el monto de multas impuesto o; y que las infracciones de tráfico calificadas sólo podrán ser litigadas ante un juez, ya sea en un tribunal municipal o en un tribunal de causascomunes, y el acusado tendrá todos los derechos que generalmente tienen los acusados en casos penales en virtud de las constituciones y leyes de los Estados Unidos y del Estado de Ohio?

A majority YES vote is required to ban traffic revenue cameras.  If you live in Maple Heights, please vote YES on Issue 99!