Rochester Indymedia interviewed Larry Krieger, a local, Rochester attorney, on October 16, 2013, who is currently fighting the City of Rochester's red light camera ticketing scheme. In this 53 minute interview, Mr. Krieger, represented in court by Michael Steinberg, lays out a convincing and complete case against the use of red light cameras basing his arguments on the lack due process rights and the unconstitutionality of the law.
In addition to the lack of due process and vicarious liability issues, he answers questions regarding the issues of public safety versus private profit, hairline and technical offenses versus people blowing through red lights and if there is evidence to support the claim that the cameras increase safety. He talks about other issues such as how his case will impact other, open red light camera ticket cases, if the city has the ability to ruin your credit and whether or not the camera systems are used in racist and/or classist ways. Mr. Krieger ends with what he feels people can do to fight back. He will get a written decision regarding his case against the city from state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi before November 8th, 2013.
Larry Krieger and the unconstitutionality of red light camera enforcement schemes
Larry Krieger filed a civil suit with the NYS supreme court against the City of Rochester for their red light camera program.