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Los Angeles Won't Disrupt Red-Light Enforcement To Protest Arizona

June 25, 2010  | 

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously not to pull the plug on a red-light enforcement program managed by an Arizona vendor as a way of protesting that state's new immigration law.

The council agreed to extend a multimillion dollar city contract with American Traffic Solutions, which manages cameras at 32 intersections.

In May, the council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa agreed to halt most travel and contracts with Arizona, after that state's Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of suspects they are already questioning.

Los Angeles is now reviewing all of its contracts, including the LAPD's agreement with TASER, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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