Sorry if you've seen this, but I thought you might be interested in seeing it...got it from another list.
I thought the list might be interested in 3 stories in the Philly papers
over the last three days. Apparently, the PSP were knowingly using
defective RADAR units to issue speeding tickets since 1999. When the
PSP's own troopers and engineers complained, they were transferred and
trashed in the media. The state RADAR inspection stations also agree that
the units were faulty. A local attorney found out about it and had a few
tickets thrown out after the PSPs radar tech was called as a witness. Big
cover up, big investigation, sad state of affairs. Don't have internet
here at work to provide links, but if you go to www.philly.com
and do a
search for police radar, it comes right up. Also, the PSP's home page
addresses this story (with a few big whoppers lies). I know one of the
engineers involved (my dad), and I was a RADAR guy in the Navy, when I
read the article, I was absolutely shocked. An attorney in Philadelphia
is starting a class action lawsuit due to $26 million in tickets issued
with faulty radar guns. As a state civil servant, my dad could not
respond to the reporter when questioned (or would be fired for cause). I
can tell you that a federal whistleblower lawsuit has been filed and my
pop's lawyer is very confident. Anybody issued a radar speeding ticket
using a Genesis radar gun may be able to get their cash back.
My dad was the biggest supporter of the PSP and their integrity before
this happened. He still loves the troopers, but thinks that management
are criminals. He could not be more upset.
John "Lurch" Shingara
IBA, COG, KofC, NRA, IIA, AICPA, etc.....