As several national media outlets are running stories of a possible shadow government trying to infiltrate, disrupt and leak information about the new Trump administration, a secretive, smaller shadow government is operating on the streets of St. Louis County.
The St. Louis, MO local Fox affiliate is reporting that a private security company, like those that guard gated communities across the country, are using radar guns to ticket drivers for speeding and other traffic violations.
As Fox 2 reports, “During our investigation, we spotted several people pointing radar guns at cars on Natural Bridge Road. They’re using the parking lot of a now closed barbecue joint in Uplands Park. It’s a town of 445 residents, located just a couple miles from the campus of University of Missouri St. Louis.”
The area in question is under the jurisdiction of the St. Louis County authorities. When approached with the situation, it appears St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar was caught off guard and called it a ‘money grab.’ He told Fox 2 that there were just five accidents in that area in the last three years.
Belmar also said the practice of hiring a security company to run radar and mail people tickets was ‘ridiculous, unethical and immoral.’ He said “It oughta be illegal.”
“To shoot all that down merely by hiring a security company to run radar and mail people tickets, it’s ridiculous, it’s unethical, it’s immoral,” Belmar said. “It oughta be illegal.”