Rochester Police Hand Out Curb Violation Tickets to Emily Good Supporters
The video below is from a Rochester, New York, neighborhood meeting in support of Emily Good, the woman arrested for videotaping a traffic stop from her front yard. So Rochester police sent four squad cars to ticket the cars of meeting attendees who parked more than 12 inches from the curb. Yes, they even brought a ruler.
On May 12th, A Rochester woman was arrested for taping a traffic stop in front of her 19th Ward Home. She was standing in front of her house recording several officers’ search of a man’s car with a hand held recording device when the arrest happened. Officer Mario Masic, Rochester Police Department, executed the illegal arrest. Emily Good was charged with a criminal misdemeanor.
There was only one problem, videotaping a police officer in public is perfectly legal in New York state — and the woman was in her own front yard, which was private property. The arrest report of the incident also contains an apparent discrepancy from what is seen in the woman’s own video.
<a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/emily-good-arrested-videotaping-police-rochester_n_882122.html”>Article on Huffington Post</a>
<a href=”http://wearechangetv.us/2011/06/rochester-police-hand-out-curb-violation-tickets-to-emily-good-supporters/”>Article on WeAreChange</a>