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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Judicial Persuasion Through Judicial Funding By Red Light Camera Tickets

According to The Truth About Cars New Mexico will increase red light camera fines from $75.00 to $100.00 if the bill is signed by the Governor in April. The increase in fines is to make up a budget shortfall. Apparently, the State is concerned about the legality of the red light cameras. So they are looking to buy "goodwill" by sending $23.40 to the court automation fund, $7.20 to the “traffic safety fund” and $5.40 to the judicial education fund from each ticket. Sounds to us like a bribe to the judiciary to keep the program intact. How many judges do you think will recuse themselves for having a financial interest in a finding of guilt over a challenged ticket?