BAYTOWN MAN IS FIGHTING BACK!

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It was back in 2010 when Byron Schirmbeck took on a relentless campaign in Baytown.

He wanted to get rid of red light cameras.

A mission that was eventually achieved by the voters in the city.

Schirmbeck was seen as a catalyst in that effort.

He went out and collected signatures on a petition and held a one man protest with a sign saying ban red light cameras.

But according to a lawsuit filed by Schirmbeck’s attorney Randall Kallinen it was not an easy fight.

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Randall Kallinen Attorney

He says Schirmbeck was retaliated against by city leaders.

Kallinen says the Baytown resident was threatened with criminal prosecution and fined for protesting with his anti-red light camera sign.

The lawsuit alleges Schirmbeck’s first amendment rights to freed of speech were impeded by the city with the threat of fines for protesting with that sign.

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Schirmbeck’s case was filed Thursday in federal court.

The Insite is hoping to get a response from Baytown city officials.