1.18.11 Founder and President of the Rutherford Institute John Whitehead joins Coy to discuss the Obama administration’s proposal for internet control. Whitehead points out what he views to be a number of flaws with regard to individual privacy in the “Identity Ecosystem” program. Also included is a breaking news update regarding the Aaron Tobey case. Tobey is the college student and Albemarle County native who was recently arrested at Richmond International Airport for writing the 4th Amendment across his chest in protest of the full-body scanners, and the Rutherford Institute is announcing today that they will sue on his behalf. The conversation also touches in on the latest red light camera news.
1.14.11 Founder and President of the Rutherford Institute John Whitehead joins Coy to discuss the red-light camera citations. Whitehead had the opportunity to view the video tapes from the cameras installed on Rio Road, and he did not like what he saw. Today’s conversation breaks down the statistics from tickets issued, percentage of those tickets issued because of right turns on read, and the amount of revenue brought in from the resulting fines. As always, Whitehead encourages you to give him a call at the Rutherford Institute if issued one of these aforementioned citations at [(434)978-3888].
1.12.11 Senior Editor of The Washington TimesRichard Diamond joins Coy with the latest on the red-light cameras in Charlottesville. Today marks the one month anniversary of the cameras going live at Rio Road, and Diamond analyzes the press release today proclaiming the cameras have decreased the number of traffic violations in Albemarle County. One of the foremost experts on red light camera usage nationwide, Diamond notes some clever language in the press release which shapes the statistics in a manner favorable to Redflex, the Australian company behind the cameras.
12.13.10 Senior editor of The Washington TimesRichard Diamond joins Coy to discuss the latest on the red light cameras. As of this weekend, Albemarle County is officially out of the “trial period” and into the era of citations and fines for violating the traffic laws at Rio Road. A host of issues with the cameras are touched on, including the legality of the cameras, the amount of time and effort which has to go into reviewing the violation count, and whether these cameras are actually helping to reduce accidents. Listen in as Barefoot, Diamond, and concerned callers react to the new system.
Coy welcomes Richard Diamond to the program to discuss growing concern with the issue of red light cameras on 29 North. Is it making our streets safer or is it just a money grab? Why are a portion of the fines going to an Australian company? Find out on Charlottesville Right Now.
Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris joins the program to talk a variety of issues including the latest on the water supply plan and the future of the Martha Jefferson Hospital building. The interview starts with a discussion about red light cameras.
Local blogger and former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, Rick Sincere, joins Coy in studio. The two discuss the legality of upcoming red light camera being installed in Albemarle County.