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Oregon Man Fined $500 for Challenging Timing on Red-Light Cameras

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Challenging Timing on Red-Light Cameras

By Melissa Quinn Mats Jarlstrom’s trouble all began with a red-light camera. In April 2013, Jarlstrom’s wife, Laurie, received a ticket after driving her Volkswagen through an intersection in Beaverton, Oregon, that was equipped with a traffic camera. His wife paid the fine, but the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection piqued Jarlstrom’s […]

Government Netted $4.5 Billion in Cash, Cars, and Houses Taken From Americans Last Year

Government Netted $4.5 Billion in Cash, Cars, and Houses Taken From Americans Last Year

By Melissa Quinn For federal state and local law enforcement agencies, a little-known practice giving them the power to take Americans’ property, cash, and cars has proven to be a boon over the last decade. According to a new report from the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm, the federal government has seen […]