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Editor’s Note: The red-light camera companies will do almost anything to protect their interests. When community opposition develops against red-light camera programs, usually in the form of ballot initiatives, the camera companies set up their own “grassroots” groups to fight back. In reality these are nothing more than front groups created to give the impression of strong community support for the cameras. Often these groups may have only one member who acts as a figurehead. WTSP in Tampa recently profiled one such shady group organized to fight a camera vote in Brooksville, Florida. It should be noted that a judge just struck down the Brooksville ballot initiative before it even took place.