Saturday, March 4, 2017


Written by: Mark and Carol Fairall
Sun City West, Arizona

The Arizona lawmakers are considering passing HB 2525 which would ban photo-enforcement cameras throughout Arizona. HB 2525 just passed the Arizona House of Representatives with a close vote of 32-28 to eliminate all photo-radar cameras in Arizona. It is being reported that there is momentum building at the Arizona Capitol to pass HB 2525 and banish photo radar.

Now the bill goes to the Arizona Senate for a vote. Arizona Representative Grantham calls the photo-enforcement cameras a modern "tyranny" and a "police state tactic." Grantham told his fellow lawmakers that the automated traffic enforcement violated basic constitutional protections ensuring people face their accusers. He and other lawmakers said the cameras were little more than a “naked attempt” for cities to squeeze revenue.

Mark Fairall road rage incident picture
taken by Redflex photo radar camera
We wrote a heavily documented report in October 2013 about how we failed to receive justice. We were victims of road-rage with a car bouncing off our car's rear bumper and sped up to protect ourselves. The judge failed to follow the self-protection law, Castle Law SB 1469, and refused to look at the picture of the road-rage we experienced. The interim city judge, B. Monte Morgan, was more interested in meeting his photo-radar revenue goals and not be fired like the last city judge, James Mapp, who failed to produce the "big bucks" for El Mirage. Our Redflex report was our most read internet report that received many compliments for its extensive details and heavy documentation. We documented the injustice online at:

Representative Grantham is reporting that more citizens are becoming concerned about the Constitutionality of the highway photo radar system. Grantham is concerned about the fraud problems of Redflex bribery which has resulted in jails terms for former company executives, Karen Finley and Aaron Rosenberg, and a Chicago official, John Bills. Reflex has agreed to settle the Chicago lawsuit for the company’s illegal activities for $20 million. He is worried about the corrupt relationship between city leaders and the photo radar vendors. The solution Representative Grantham states is to ban the photo radar camera before that happens in Arizona like it already has happened in other many other states.
Some Arizona municipalities are paying big money for studies to justify keeping the photo radar cameras. Grantham is suspect of those statistics because the municipalities have a vested interest in their self-studies. Scottsdale reported that 42,290 photo radar tickets were issued last year costing drivers over $3 million and nearly half of that went to the city. The Town of Paradise Valley reported that 23,722 photo radar tickets were issued last year costing drivers over $2 million and nearly half went to that town. Of course, those municipalities want the photo radar to continue because they are addicted to the profitable robot cameras with quotas.

The Arizona Lawmakers need to know that Redflex Holdings is a dying company due to the cancellation of contracts caused by its scandals. The Redflex stock has dropped from its high of $4.15 a share to its present $0.70 a share. Stock analysts give Redflex a 55% chance of filing bankruptcy and highly recommends to sell the risky stock. Redflex just reported a $26.2 million loss for the first-half of this year and revenue dropped 8.9% in the USA. This poor financial condition of Redflex affects the company's ability to maintain its equipment and that puts in jeopardy the validity of its photo radar camera results. Arizona does not need another "Boondoggle" like Theranos! See Redflex's downward financial documentation at:
There have been several lawsuits against photo radar won based upon the collection violations (New Mexico $3.5 million settlement) and the illegality of the drivers being unable to cross examine the robot cameras (Louisiana $7.1 million settlement & New Jersey $4.2 million settlement). The largest is a $90 million class action lawsuit which has just been a "green light" to proceed in Canada. The Canadian class action lawsuit against photo radar is for the refund of 70,000 tickets from 151 photo radar cameras in Quebec, which could be $90 million in refunds. The Canadian judge ruled that photo radar cameras is "Insufficient", "Inadmissible" and "Illegal" because no officer witnessed the traffic violation. Judge Serge Cimon concluded that the photo radar evidence was "Hearsay." What is so shocking is that Canadian Government is listed as one of the six defendants in the photo radar class action lawsuit. This could be very expensive for Canada for allowing the lawbreaking photo radar system.

Photo radar contributes to commercial "Blight" because motorists avoid areas where the robot camera speed traps exists. Grand Ave is not so "Grand" anymore because it has become known as a greedy "Speed Trap" for El Mirage. Cities are fighting blight. Grand Avenue is a prime local example how different cities are fighting blight, graffiti/litter, and closed businesses. Grand Avenue is 50 miles long and it goes through seven cities. Glendale looks to improve transportation and access to its “historic old town” businesses. Phoenix is creating an "arts district” that won a National Planning Achievement for Urban Design for its focus on business growth. Otherwise, Grand Avenue has a newly improved highway that runs through Arizona's biggest "Blight Route" in Arizona. The photo radar system has played a major role in reducing traffic and destroying business opportunities.

An extremely important point to make is that robot photo radar cameras do not stop dangerous highway crimes in progress; such as: road-rage, reckless driving, impaired driving, wrong-way driving, highway shootings, and extreme speeding. You need real police to truly protect the public not robot cameras!
Many other states and cities are banning the revenue robot cameras and are supporting their citizens' Constitutional Rights. Arizona needs to join the other enlighten leaders that view the photo-radar camera law enforcement as a SCAM. It is urged that Governor Ducey continues to reduce risks and promote business growth. Governor Ducey needs to support of HB 2525, the banning of photo radar, because it is one key to Arizona's increased prosperity.

The ARIZONA REPUBLIC newspaper just published our Opinion Letter:

 It is time to stop illegal photo radar in Arizona otherwise our state will look like Red China. Redflex handles the spying for Red China. Redflex's partner is China Tell which is owned by the Red China Government. This is shockingly dangerous to our security!
Mark and Carol Fairall
The Real Faces of Elder Abuse
Carol and Mark Fairall
Mark was forced in retirement from his vice-president bank manager career, at 43, because of a stroke. Carol ended her restaurant management career, at 57, because of a needed liver transplant. After we retired we met at our senior living facility, Sun Grove Resort Village (SGRV). We saw the abuse and corruption there and we fought for the rights of our fellow senior residents. Our fight against elder abuse and senior financial exploitation has mushroomed into our being Elder Justice Advocates.  

We first reported in 2009 and 2010 the SGRV Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Crimes to the Peoria Police and the Arizona Attorney General. However, the Arizona Law Enforcement failed to interview the SGRV abused victims and failed to discover that the manager of SGRV, Scott Green, confessed and was convicted in 2005 of Medicare Fraud. Scott Green was terminated on 08/28/12 from SGRV and reincarcerated for parole violations. We presented our documentation to the California Court concerning the mastermind of the Oakdale Heights/AREI Ponzi scheme, James Koenig. That Ponzi scheme defrauded 2,000 investors of $250 million and hurt over 2,500 seniors that were living in the 23 senior living centers destroyed in the Ponzi scheme. Based upon our evidence the judge sentenced James Koenig to 43-years in jail. The California judge said this was more than the money but it was elder abuse. SGRV was one of the 23 senior living facilities destroyed by the Ponzi Scheme. In 2015, the 20 investors of SGRV lost $4.5 million when it closed and filed bankruptcy. The US Senate – Special Committee on Aging had us post our report about the "The SGRV Elder Abuse Story" and about the 66 SGRV elder abuse cases, 47 seniors have died with no justice. 

Carol Fairall in the hospital for the
rejection of her transplanted liver
Carol's exposure to the SGRV toxic mold started her transplanted liver rejection. We speak from experience after being abused and seeing many seniors abused and financially exploited. We taught classes and write articles as THE REAL FACES OF ELDER ABUSE. Our emphasis is on how to avoid being a victim of elder abuse and fraud. Elder Abuse and Senior Fraud has become epidemic and the “CRIME OF THE 21ST CENTURY” with a senior being abused in the US every five seconds. We taught that the key to stopping elder abuse is to prevent it before it happens with knowledge. We write a daily Facebook “Mark Fairall”, which has maxed out with 5,000 worldwide Facebook Friends. We share elder abuse stories, new senior protection law ideas, and tips on senior scams. Finally, we each volunteer about 5,000 hours a year which totals for the both of us for the past five years of over 50,000 hours in protecting seniors from elder abuse and fraud.

Mark has been recognized in 2013 by COVINGTON’S WHO’S WHO for his civic volunteer activities. Carol was the runner-up for ARIZONA AARP’S 2013 Andrus Community Service Award. Carol recently received letters from President Obama and the US Department of Health and Human Services thanking her for her volunteer work and wishing her better health.                               

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