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Rochester (NY) Woman Arrested For Videotaping Traffic Stop
Copyright 2011 Finger Lakes Daily News ^ | 6/23/2011 7:01:41 AM

Posted on 06/23/2011 8:26:54 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Mayor Tom Richards released a statement Wednesday afternoon, which says he has seen the video of Emily Good's arrest last month. Good was arrested while she was videotaping police conducting a traffic stop in front of her home.

The video has been posted on YouTube.

Good was charged with obstruction of governmental administration.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: butforvideo; crime; donutwatch; emilygood; newyork; police; portcharles; rochester; rochesterpd; videotaping
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Standing in your own yard videotaping the police is obstructing governmental administration? I don't buy it.
1 posted on 06/23/2011 8:26:58 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

Upstate NY ping


2 posted on 06/23/2011 8:28:41 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Photography Is Not A Crime is a blog that covers this story and others like it. www.carlosmiller.com


3 posted on 06/23/2011 8:30:41 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Does she have a paid in full and up to date valid government issued photographers permit?
4 posted on 06/23/2011 8:33:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
What ticked me off was the comment the cop made to her. Something like, "It was what you said before you started taping that concerns me". Seriously?! How convenient that she just happened to say something before turning on the recorder.

This cop came off like a pompus jerk. He is the one who should be punished - not her.

5 posted on 06/23/2011 8:33:39 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This can't be obstruction. Because how would things have been different if the woman hadn't done any videotaping?

This woman was arrested for the crime of acting like a free citizen in a free country.

I hope a good lawyer hits the city with a lawsuit, and fast.

6 posted on 06/23/2011 8:34:13 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

One does wonder how video taping caused “obstruction”? It was maybe at worst a bit of aggravation to the government jackboot bullies... who think they don’t need to pay no mind to no stinking Constituion!!!


7 posted on 06/23/2011 8:34:37 AM PDT by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Me neither...and what sort of idiot fascist charges someone with a crime for videotaping????

I hope she fights this to the bitter end and wins.

Big.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I seem to recall other arrests like this being thrown out of court with prejudice.

Maybe someone could look up the relevant cases?


9 posted on 06/23/2011 8:36:45 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Heard about this yesterday.

Seems like she was at least 10 feet away. Not sure why the police were afraid.

Looks like this should have been a "no call" on the police part.

Ignore her.

10 posted on 06/23/2011 8:38:00 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Having a locked GATE, and a nice sturdy fence stops them from coming on to my property. You can film as much as you want then. I watched this video, this kind of thing makes ALL LEOs look bad. The day of the friendly neighborhood police officer is long gone. They have an US vs. THEM mentality, and if that is how they want it... That is what they get.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 8:38:27 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I read some other stories on this woman, apparently she has had some run in with the police in her neighborhood before. And what is meant by the officer "before you started taping"?
12 posted on 06/23/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I think Kodak has moved out of Rochester. This would mean that the pole leese don't have much to do. There probably is a drug problem but who doesn't.
I say, if you're on your own property you have the right to video anything on the public area( if there was a bank robbery can you film that).
Walk down any street in NYC and you're on camera so what's the difference
13 posted on 06/23/2011 8:39:49 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Rochester is a crazy city. The cop has a problem though and now the police department has a problem.

The city was great when I was a kid. It has lost 1/3 of its population in 50 years (300,000 to 200,000)....as it grew into a welfare haven. High school graduation rate is less than 50%. But teachers are still raking it in...

AND TEACHRS JUST GOT ANOTHER RAISE IN ADDITION TO THEIR BUILT IN RAISE.

14 posted on 06/23/2011 8:40:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This happened recently in Las Vegas too. Man standing in his drive way photographing the police arresting someone in his neighborhood. He was assaulted by an officer, arrested, his camera was confiscated, and he was charged with battery on the officer. Happy ending at least. See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2709580/posts
15 posted on 06/23/2011 8:41:26 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Doesn’t she know that the slaves must follow the orders of their government masters without question? If the Gestapo, I mean police, say that you cant stand on your own property and videotape something happening out in public, then they are right and cannot be questioned!

This country so needs a revolution to overthrow the tyrants that tax us, regulate us, bully us and enslave us. I am so sick of our oppressive government.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 8:43:41 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: King_Corey
They have an US vs. THEM mentality...

This has some implications for our future. Will the government find local LEO's sufficient, or will they need to import Canadian and/or Mexican or other LEOs. In Iran, they needed Palie and Syrian help. In the recent situation in Syria, they used Iranian help. LEOs without local ties do have advantages to governments that increase repression.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 8:43:41 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Let’s call it what it really is...the city fearing a lawsuit because of out-of-control cops being caught on tape abusing authority. I hope this woman sues the heck out of them.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 8:46:03 AM PDT by mardi59 (n)
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To: King_Corey

In WA State, it’s even worse. City of Everett Police basically executed two people in two years. One guy was an ass, but he was in his car and not cooperating with the police outside a diner on one of the busiest streets in the city.

What’s the officer do?

Fires eight rounds through the back window of the car through the seat, killing the UNARMED civilian where he sat. The year previous to that a guy locked out of his house got killed trying to get back in. Two cops put more than 10 rounds into the guy.

The victim was armed, but his gun was in the holster at the time in a pretty bad neighborhood.

WA State Patrol is just issuing tickets as many as they can write. They right you up for exactly 11 over, then ‘cut you a break’ by knocking it down to 5 over.

So much for ‘oath keepers’.

It is, quite literally, armed highway robbery.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Kaslin

Funny. The cops can videotape citizens, with red light cameras and cop car cameras, all day. But let one of them be videotaped and suddenly it’s “obstruction.”


21 posted on 06/23/2011 8:47:31 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: King_Corey
Pittsbugh is right now in the midst of a high profile trial of a POS who gunned down three LEOs in cold blood who were in his mother's house responding to a domestic disturbance call.

I can understand the LEO statement that he didn't feel safe with someone behind him given these type of situations.

My sympathy ends there when he proceeds to act like a fascist jerk and arrest the woman for not snapping to his attention and immediately obeying his orders. His buddy had the perp from the traffic stop already under arrest and in the car. I have no idea why the perp was stopped, but the fact that he was released to concentrate on what sounds like a petite woman videotaping indicates the charge probably wasn't all that serious.

There are obviously incomplete facts shown on the videotape. I'd have to know them before passing a final judgment on the cops. But based on the videotape alone, they were clearly over the top.

22 posted on 06/23/2011 8:47:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ninergold3
"What ticked me off was the comment the cop made to her. Something like, "It was what you said before you started taping that concerns me".

LOL...How does he know when she started taping?!?!?

23 posted on 06/23/2011 8:50:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: svcw
Most here haven't heard the recording or they wouldn't be so quick to condem the police. Unless they are blatantly ignoring what was said.

We don't know what SHE said to the Police BEFORE she started taping. It wasn't "Have a nice day" or the police wouldn't have said, "Your comment concerns me and I'm not comfortable having you stand behind me".

She was looking for trouble. And found it!

24 posted on 06/23/2011 8:54:58 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: C210N

Works for me.
I find it much easier to return fire on those who don’t live in my city, state or country ;)


25 posted on 06/23/2011 8:55:30 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

the words “I Work for Andrew Brietbart” should help you out in this situation


26 posted on 06/23/2011 8:56:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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27 posted on 06/23/2011 9:04:36 AM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"LOL...How does he know when she started taping?!?!?"

Remember always TWO or more cameras. One they see and at least one more they don't.

My entire property is covered with cameras and are on battery backup power supplies with a nice 6 hour (or more) battery time.

Sucker cameras for everyone to see and many hidden cameras to catch the perps after they think they have disabled my system.

I am in a downtown area and by installing these cameras we have put four thieves in jail and crime in our immediate vicinity is down to nil. Of course the cops don't do traffic stops anywhere near our building now either heheheh.

28 posted on 06/23/2011 9:04:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: shadeaud

That is an excellent point. No doubt the police have been filmed by surveillance cameras thousands of times. They better get to work arresting all those obstructers.


29 posted on 06/23/2011 9:09:03 AM PDT by albionin
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To: Nevadan

Too many cops with too much time on their hands. A simple traffic stop sometumes acts like a magnet and the scene becomes cluttered with five or six patrol cars!


30 posted on 06/23/2011 9:09:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it wont attract cockroaches.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Most cops, not all, are little punks that got picked on and
beat up in their younger years and became cops to get back
at the world. Their abuse of the law and the citizens that
they are supposed to protect has led to governments passing
laws restricting or circumventing the rights of the citizens
to protect these punks and their administrations that
depend on the loot. When a punk cop tells you what to do, you
better do it or you may end up in jail or dead.


31 posted on 06/23/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: muleskinner
We don't know what if SHE said to the Police BEFORE she started taping

Fixed that for you. It is only from the implication made by the cop that we infer she said anything.

The other explanation is that cop is trying to contaminate the evidence.

32 posted on 06/23/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: muleskinner
She was looking for trouble. And found it!

B.S. I looked at the entire tape. It is my belief the cop blatantly lied. There is NO proof this lady was involved with other incidents.

The arrogant attitude of that POS cop was one of an overlord. That arrogant, sadistic, lying cop was clearly abusing a citizen. That arrogant cop should be sued and fired.

LEO is quickly becoming sadistic in its treatment of citizens. The time will come when there will be real blow back. I will boldly be on the side of the citizens.

There is absolutely NO excuse for LEO to be disrespectful to the public.

33 posted on 06/23/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If the charge isn’t dropped, some prosecutor will get her indicted by a grand jury, and the chance of her getting convicted on this bogus charge is is very good. Welcome to the police state. She was intimidating and terrorizing those weakling cops.


34 posted on 06/23/2011 9:13:55 AM PDT by pallis
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To: ninergold3

Not. A police officer when making an arrest does not want anybody behind him, in that close of proximity to him. Ask any one.


35 posted on 06/23/2011 9:15:06 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: ninergold3

Not. A police officer when making an arrest does not want anybody behind him, in that close of proximity to him. Ask any one.


36 posted on 06/23/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Cops have a tough, dirty, dangerous job, especially in a town like Rochester. But they were not “pressed into service” by anyone. It is their choice to be cops and those who become too arrogant and too dismissive of the rights of the “little people” should be removed from duty.


37 posted on 06/23/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: ninergold3

Not. A police officer when making an arrest does not want anybody behind him, in that close of proximity to him. Ask any one.


38 posted on 06/23/2011 9:15:17 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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"What ticked me off was the comment the cop made to her. Something like, "It was what you said before you started taping that concerns me".

LOL...How does he know when she started taping?!?!?

Hold on.... DID YOU JUST QUESTION ME? DID YOU JUST IMPLY I WAS WRONG???!?

Oh, sorry about your broken leg, but you were "resisting".

39 posted on 06/23/2011 9:19:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Mad Dawgg
The cop stated I don't feel comfortable with someone at my back...That's the biggest liar in the world the jack boots are out there in force......Most times you cannot drive them off there asses from the car. This traffic stop had 3 cops to arrest 1 bad guy...then 1 jackass decides to arrest a person on there own property for videoing which is exactly what the cop was doing so where is the beef. He should get a week suspension without pay and be docked a weeks pension rights and then put on crap patrol in the worst neighborhood in that city or what ever they call themselves
40 posted on 06/23/2011 9:21:19 AM PDT by straps (THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh snap! (literally)


41 posted on 06/23/2011 9:21:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: mfish13
Not. A police officer when making an arrest does not want anybody behind him, in that close of proximity to him. Ask any one.

Tough titties. He's in a closely packed neighborhood.

Unless you want full-scale evacuations of entire areas whenever the bubble-lights go on, yer just gonna have to freakin' cope.

42 posted on 06/23/2011 9:22:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz
Oh, sorry about your broken leg, but you were "resisting".

LOL! And refusing to "calm down".
43 posted on 06/23/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
charged with obstruction of governmental administration

That has got to be the vaguest, most BS charge I've heard yet.

So now I can be arrested at the DMV for disagreeing with the clerk?

44 posted on 06/23/2011 9:28:53 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: mfish13

You are correct about the close proximity and behind. However, I am friends with many LEO’s. I haven’t heard one yet say this guy was right. All said that he was within his rights to ask her to move - back but most of my friends felt that was even a power play. The officer was turned toward the lady taking the video most of the time.


45 posted on 06/23/2011 9:34:16 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: muleskinner

I viewed the video that is posted on YouTube, and I find it confirms the woman’s story, and not the police officer’s claims.

None of us, you included, know what she said before rolling tape, but your conclusion about that fact is a non sequitur.


46 posted on 06/23/2011 9:34:37 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: GunsAndBibles
That has got to be the vaguest, most BS charge I've heard yet.

Any rational, reasonable, logical person that is not mentally deficient would see it that way.
47 posted on 06/23/2011 9:34:58 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Vigilanteman

I’d say it is a bad thing every time in this situation.

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve
mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against
deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful
against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all
men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain
courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop
self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in
thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in
obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.
Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in
my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in
the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices,
animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise
for crime and the relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law
courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never
employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I
accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the
police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals,
dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.


48 posted on 06/23/2011 9:36:59 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: muleskinner
We don't know what SHE said to the Police BEFORE she started taping. It wasn't "Have a nice day" or the police wouldn't have said, "Your comment concerns me and I'm not comfortable having you stand behind me".

Quite possibly, she had said absolutely nothing before switching on the recorder, but the "clever" policeman thought that it would make a good "sound bite" to say that anyway!

Regards,

49 posted on 06/23/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: Leaning Right

Not just the city, but the cop himself, needs to be sued, and held civily if not criminally liable.


50 posted on 06/23/2011 9:41:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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