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Emily Good to sue Rochester Police Department (videotape at traffic stop)
WHEC.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Ray Levato

Posted on 06/28/2011 1:39:35 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The Rochester woman whose run in with the law with her iPhone and made national headlines, plans to file a lawsuit claiming Rochester police violated her civil rights.

Donald Thompson, attorney for Emily Good, told News 10NBC's Ray Levato Tuesday they may sue the individual police officer involved in her arrest, the Rochester Police Department, "any or all of the above and that's something to be discussed and considered."

Good was arrested in her bare feet and pajamas while standing in her own yard one night in May while taping a traffic stop that happened in front of her 19th Ward home. Good kept recording even after an officer asked her to stop and go inside. She was charged with obstructing government administration.

Monday, the District Attorney's office asked City Court Judge Jack Elliott to dismiss the charges because a review of the evidence showed there was no legal basis to prosecute.

Thompson says, "Her stated reason for video taping in the first place was that three white officers were stopping a young black male. And she's obviously attuned to social issues and concerns. There's nothing wrong with monitoring the course of those proceedings to make sure the correct procedures are being followed."

Thompson says says the lawsuit will claim a violation of Good's civil rights under the guarantees of the First Amendment. He said they will either file it in state or federal court.

"There was no crime that she committed here," says Thompson. "There was no basis to arrest her. There was no reason to forcibly take her from her property. It's a violation of her civil rights."

"It was pretty far over the line," says Thompson. "That's why it went national. "

(Excerpt) Read more at whec.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: emilygood; policestate; rochester; videotape
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; Lazamataz
DNMFOHE, that was precisely my observation as well.
What was the point of sending her into her house to feel safer, anyway?
She could have been indoors with a rifle and scope for all he might know.
He felt he was getting "sassed" by a barefoot woman wearing pajamas and he was certainly going to make her pay...


51 posted on 06/28/2011 2:31:24 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Scotsman will be Free; SoldierDad
If the cops felt comfortable with the righteousness of the arrest, they certainly would not have bothered harassing the citizens. That the woman bothered to get out of bed, or wherever she was at the time of the stop, come out and film the police activity at her street curb suggests that the citizens of that community may not be comfortable with their local police.

Most likely it's a bad community relations situation, bigger than just this one event.

Let's consider Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles
(Via http://www.newwestpolice.org/peel.html)

  1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.

  2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.

  3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.

  4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.

  5. Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.

  6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.

  7. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

  8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.

  9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.
By my count this department has problems with 6 of the 9 principles. I'd bet they have a lot more problems than just this case.
52 posted on 06/28/2011 2:31:34 PM PDT by bvw
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To: SoldierDad
Did you happen to pay attention to this woman’s proximity to the traffic stop in making your determination? Are you of the opinion that the officer could not have possibly felt unsafe with the person there because she’s a WOMAN? I have a challenge. Next time you see a traffic stop, or any police action for that matter, try walking up within a few feet of the officers and see what happens.

There were other individuals on the lawn, behind the cops. Why were they not intimidated and or arrested?

53 posted on 06/28/2011 2:32:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MrB
If he was “polite and asked her numerous times just to” take her clothes off, would that be OK?

That's an asinine comparison, and if you don't know that, you are beyond help. In any situation where safety is an issue, the police have a right to take reasonable steps to secure the scene. It doesn't matter that she was on her property - she was close enough to the cops to make her a potential threat. If the cops come into your home to ask you some questions, they may ask you to not go into another room without an officer present - to prevent you from coming back with a gun. That is not unreasonable.

She was asked to move back or go inside to ameliorate that perceived threat. She refused. Should she have been arrested? Probably not, but she probably should have been taken aside by one of the officers and her movements restricted to insure the safety of the officers until they were done with their arrest of the suspect.

54 posted on 06/28/2011 2:34:42 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: SoldierDad
I find it infathomable how anyone would support this cretin.

This "cretin" thing you describe seems to somewhat of an epedemic.

The American Police State is the 'New Normal'

Jared Spurbeck Jared Spurbeck – Sat Jun 25, 5:24 pm ET

$nip>

Tasering nonviolent people to death

A 72-year-old woman named Kathryn Winkfein got tasered not too long ago after she lost her temper at the cop who pulled her over. Her offense? Shouting at him.

Luckily, she "learned her lesson" about talking back to America's authority figures. She was also awarded $40,000 in damages, which her County Constable, Richard McCain, complained was a reward for "bad behavior." Apparently putting 50,000 volts through the heart of someone's great-grandma is not bad behavior, as long as you wear a police uniform.

Winkfein was lucky. In what Digby calls the "Taser Atrocity Of The Day," a man who took groceries without having paid for them was tasered continuously for 37 seconds, after he became "aggressive and was communicating loudly." He died in the hospital.

The police officer who killed him was suspended for five days.

Stealing your cellphone (and its data)

Recordings of government workers performing their duty are, by law, in the public domain. So if you think a police officer is going to do something untoward, try filming him so you have evidence. Right?

Not so fast. Prepare to have your cellphone taken from you and stomped on. The Miami Beach, Fla., police in particular have a history of doing this, and they aren't alone. But the people who have their phones stolen and vandalized by the police are lucky; a man named Michael Allison faces up to 75 years in prison for trying to record a judge, and was arrested without any warning.

Meanwhile, the Michigan State Police is taking people's cellphones when they pull them over for traffic violations, and using "extraction" devices on the phones. The ACLU is trying to find out why they're doing that, but the police department placed a price tag of over $500,000 on their Freedom of Information request. How much justice can you afford?

Arresting nonviolent activists

Want to feed homeless people free meals in the park? Prepare to be arrested. Or how about dancing in front of the Jefferson Memorial? Prepare to get tied up and beat up.

$nip>

55 posted on 06/28/2011 2:36:14 PM PDT by Chunga85 ("Foreclosure Fraud", TARP, "Fight Club Lawyer", Bailout)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
The jury will come back with a nice award for the gal or the city will settle. What the gal does with the award is yet to be seen, but she will have to pay the lawyer.

Nothing much is liable to happen to the cop, they'll keep him around to provide publicity to empower leftist politicians, it's good to have a sore spot bothering the citizens.

Unless, of course, the cop pulls a similar boneheaded stunt with someone connected to the Mayor, then his job and pension will be gone faster than the Mayor can say "It's him or you, Chief".

56 posted on 06/28/2011 2:37:50 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: SoldierDad; Scotsman will be Free; Lazamataz
Did you happen to pay attention to this woman’s proximity to the traffic stop in making your determination? Are you of the opinion that the officer could not have possibly felt unsafe with the person there because she’s a WOMAN? I have a challenge. Next time you see a traffic stop, or any police action for that matter, try walking up within a few feet of the officers and see what happens.

There were other individuals on the lawn, behind the cops. Why were they not intimidated and or arrested?

In addition, did ya happen to notice another person standing on the lawn, behind the cops, took the camera as the homeowner was taken into custody and continued video taping the incident?

They clearly did not move into the house and were standing right next to the woman taken to jail. Why were they not arrested?

57 posted on 06/28/2011 2:39:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DC Ripper

Things are quite different in Soldier Dad’s world than they are in the real one.

In his world, front yards are sidewalks, iPods are weapons of mass destruction, a woman videotaping with an iPod, in the her pajamms, in her own front yard, is a lethtal threat to 3 armed police officers, and the U.S. Constitution does not exist.

I hope I never visit that world.


58 posted on 06/28/2011 2:41:13 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: CA Conservative

“she was close enough to the cops to make her a potential threat.”

Then why didn’t the cop say this in the first place? “I’m gonna need everyone to step back, please.”

But no, his first words were “You guys (note: plural) need something?”

She said she was recording, and it was her right (which it is).

“Not from the sidewalk it isn’t,” She steps back. “This is my yard.”

The cop has nothing to say, and walks away. Then after giving it some thought, he decides he “feels threatened.” But the other cops don’t and one keeps his back to him.

It’s bogus. Are you not even allowing for the POSSIBILITY that this cop was being Billy Badass, and wanted to save face in front of his cop buddies?


59 posted on 06/28/2011 2:41:53 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: SoldierDad

Look at the freeper Ron Paul continent. Our anarchist contingent sticking up for this money grubbing commie pest named Emily Good. And howling for this cop, who just might have a family to support, to be fired


60 posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:08 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SoldierDad

Excuse me? She was on her PRIVATE PROPERTY.

The cop had no business even being close to her property without a warrant.

Your homepage says your ancestors fought in the American Revolution? Who for? George III? Your supporting affronts to property and security on one’s property from unreasonable police presence that Fat George would have been been in favor of, you know.


61 posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: SoldierDad
So comeon then. Put the money up! See, it's not really a gamble to you, since you are so 100% right, correct? I mean, it's a no brainer! So it's not really gambling!

Put your cash where your teeth live.

62 posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: Lazamataz
On this thread you can read where SoldierDad unequivocally called the DA a coward and a liar for dropping the case.

Actually, what I said was the DA didn't have the balls to pursue charges against the woman for interfering with a police officer. The charge that I called the DA a liar is a fabrication of Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears. Surprise surprise that he'd make such a fabrication.

63 posted on 06/28/2011 2:47:37 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad; Lazamataz
Sorry, I don’t gamble - ever.

OK, then how about a formal vanity thread where you apologize/admit being wrong if this turns out to be the case?

Others can come along and post cartoons of people wearing dunce caps, and have a good ol time at your expense. You know, all in fun, since you don't bet money and all.

64 posted on 06/28/2011 2:48:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

>>Your homepage says your ancestors fought in the American Revolution? Who for? George III?<<

Interesting comment!

I said to Laz on another thread on this topic that the people blindly defending the cop in this case would have been Loyalists during the American Revolution.

It’s probably exactly correct.


65 posted on 06/28/2011 2:49:03 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: CA Conservative

I also made the statement of wanting to know what the woman said before she began videotaping the officers on an earlier thread. Apparently these anti-cop FReepers could care less about what the woman did.


66 posted on 06/28/2011 2:49:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: dragnet2

LOL


67 posted on 06/28/2011 2:49:57 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
It’s bogus. Are you not even allowing for the POSSIBILITY that this cop was being Billy Badass, and wanted to save face in front of his cop buddies?

Of course it's possible. But if that was his intention, he certainly didn't do a good job. From the video, he appears to be calm and polite, explaining his concerns and making a seemingly reasonable request several times. He does not come across as an unreasonable JBT pissed off about being videotaped. On the other hand, she comes across as looking to instigate an incident.

Look, I don't reflexively support the cops in these situations. In way too many cases, you have guys with badges and an insecurity complex trying to prove how important they are. That's not what I saw here.

Now, the city may settle just because it is cheaper financially. But if this went to trial, I think she would have a hard time winning. The cop just does not come across as trying to bully her or abuse his authority.

68 posted on 06/28/2011 2:51:34 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: dragnet2; SoldierDad
OK, then how about a formal vanity thread where you apologize/admit being wrong if this turns out to be the case? Others can come along and post cartoons of people wearing dunce caps, and have a good ol time at your expense. You know, all in fun, since you don't bet money and all.

Deal, SoldierDad?

Public humiliation. Game to make the wager?

69 posted on 06/28/2011 2:51:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: dragnet2

Increible the number of so-called conservatives on FR of late who are supportive of a left-wing moonbat who intentionally went out of her way to incite the officer, and got what she was looking for - a potential payday through public tax dollars. I’m glad this woman is filing this suit. She’ll look like the money grubbing SEIU type thug that she is when all is said and done.


70 posted on 06/28/2011 2:52:54 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: dennisw
Our anarchist contingent sticking up for this money grubbing commie pest named Emily Good.

More can be found out about Good and her partner, Ryan Acuff in this article. Can you imagine the bad luck of the cops making an arrest of a black man in front of their house?

71 posted on 06/28/2011 2:53:02 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Lazamataz; dragnet2; SoldierDad

You better get back in your house before Soldier Dad has you arrested. :)


72 posted on 06/28/2011 2:54:10 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: SoldierDad

After watching the video numerous times, she’ll lose the case. >>>>>>

I agree. Last week it was reported that a money grubbing law firm is out 7 million in expenses when they lost the class action sexual disinformation suit against WalMart...and hopefully they will be paying WalMart’s attorney fees in the millions


73 posted on 06/28/2011 2:54:30 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SoldierDad
Increible the number of so-called conservatives on FR of late who are supportive of a left-wing moonbat

Where she was born, who she votes for or what she eats, have nothing to do with this arrest incident.

74 posted on 06/28/2011 2:55:30 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lazamataz

Is this “offer” going both ways? Or, are you too fearful of the outcome? One caveat. Since the DA didn’t have the balls to back up his LEO, if the city settles out of court - no deal. There must be a court or jury finding. And, if the officer does lose (very low chance of that), we’ll also await the appeal. Deal?


75 posted on 06/28/2011 2:55:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Lazamataz

I want in on the ping list.


76 posted on 06/28/2011 2:55:56 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: SoldierDad; Lazamataz
if the city settles out of court - no deal.

LOL!

77 posted on 06/28/2011 2:57:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoldierDad

Yes I did. I’m sorry we disagree, but I’m making my opinion based on 30 years as a cop. The copper over reacted to a nonevent. A perception of danger has to be reasonable and the cop has to be able to articulate what was so dangerous about this particular woman. He’s got a hell of a lot of articulating to do, and with what I’ve seen and read so far, I’m very sceptical about his chances.


78 posted on 06/28/2011 2:58:54 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: dragnet2

Where she was standing, withing feet of the traffic stop, does have something to do with her arrest. The fact that she was hoping for one of the officers to react to her presence of being too close to the incident also has something to do with her arrest. Do me a favor. Next time you come across a police officer during a traffic stop or some other police action, walk up within a few feet of where they are conducting that police action. Then let me know what happens. I’ll be waiting.


79 posted on 06/28/2011 2:59:29 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

Allow me to copy and paste our conversation, and refresh your memory.

Post #199 SoldierDad “Simply because THIS DA didn’t have any balls to stand behind this officer’s arrest of this woman doesn’t mean that the arrest was invalid or inappropriate. “

Post #201, (Me): “So when the DA said there was NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME, and the Rochester Police Department offered none that we know of, in your mind, the DA is a liar and a coward. Got it.”

Post #207, SoldierDad: “About time. You sure take long enough to allow facts to sink in.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2740713/posts?page=199#199


80 posted on 06/28/2011 2:59:36 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: SoldierDad
Is this “offer” going both ways? Or, are you too fearful of the outcome? One caveat. Since the DA didn’t have the balls to back up his LEO, if the city settles out of court - no deal. There must be a court or jury finding. And, if the officer does lose (very low chance of that), we’ll also await the appeal. Deal?

I'm on board. But No Deal on waiting for appeal. First official court finding, and the loser sucks it up and suffers public humiliation.

It's a wash if there's a settlement. Hope there isn't.... want you to suffer.

Deal?

81 posted on 06/28/2011 2:59:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why is it legal for the cops to tape me, but I cannot tape them. That is crap.

As long as I am not interfering with their duties I have every right to tape them.


82 posted on 06/28/2011 3:00:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Ah, because I didn’t directly respond to your fabrication of the use of the term “liar” with respect to the DA, that must mean that I agree with your fabrication. Got it.


83 posted on 06/28/2011 3:00:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: dragnet2
if the city settles out of court - no deal. LOL!

Hell, I'll cut the loser that kinda slack.

84 posted on 06/28/2011 3:00:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Until Obama, has there ever been, in history, a Traitorous Ruler?)
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To: Blue Jays

>>>DNMFOHE, that was precisely my observation as well.
What was the point of sending her into her house to feel safer, anyway?
She could have been indoors with a rifle and scope for all he might know.
He felt he was getting “sassed” by a barefoot woman wearing pajamas and he was certainly going to make her pay...<<<

Great point about her actually being potentionally more dangerous inside. She obviously was unarmed outside, so if she was, as Fraidy-Cop claims he believed, some sort of psychotic cop killer, who would murder a police officer, in front of two others, while videotaping the whole thing, the chance that she had a weapon inside the home, to carry this out with, had to be high.


85 posted on 06/28/2011 3:01:51 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: SoldierDad

“The fact that she was hoping for one of the officers to react ...”

I see, you’re a mind reader now.

Do you do birthday parties?


86 posted on 06/28/2011 3:01:57 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: SoldierDad

Feel free to answer the questions:

In addition, did ya happen to notice another person standing on the lawn, behind the cops, took the camera as the homeowner was taken into custody and continued video taping the incident?

They clearly did not move into the house and were standing right next to the woman taken to jail. Why were they not arrested?


87 posted on 06/28/2011 3:02:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lazamataz

Nice, Laz. You always use personal attacks against those who disagree with a postion of yours? Maturity something you struggle with?


88 posted on 06/28/2011 3:02:14 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

“...the officer acted appropriately...”
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And I suppose that is why no charges were brought?
And the there is the retaliation with the cops and the rulers measuring how far the cars were parked from the curb.
Her lawyers are going to drink the city’s milkshake.


89 posted on 06/28/2011 3:02:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm on board.

Be sure to ping me to that fun fest!

90 posted on 06/28/2011 3:03:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Gee, dragnet2, I don’t know? Maybe because those people were actually standing in the woman’s yard and not within a few feet of the police action? Just spitballing here. This really isn’t rocket science people.


91 posted on 06/28/2011 3:03:37 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: PalmettoMason

“I’d rather see her take everything the cop has, so he and his family ends up living out of a shopping cart.”
Agreed, brother.


92 posted on 06/28/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Moonman62

More can be found out about Emily Good and her partner, Ryan Acuff in this article. >>>>>

Surprise! He is a bearded college prof teaching psychology to young skulls full of mush

Name: Ryan Acuff
School: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY
Department: Psychology


93 posted on 06/28/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: SoldierDad; Lazamataz

Better be careful Laz. I think you are making Soldier Dad feel unsafe and he is about to make a citizen’s arrest.


94 posted on 06/28/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Repeal The 17th

Not with respect to Emily Good’s arrest, she won’t.


95 posted on 06/28/2011 3:04:37 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

lol...

Thanks for humor!

Please ping me to the vanity thread...I’m looking forward to it!


96 posted on 06/28/2011 3:05:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Venturer
Glad you remided me of something I found on the Rochester Police Department Website, and posted on another thread on this subject. Unreal:

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Check this out, everybody!

I did a random google search, and found this gem.

It's from the Rochester Police Department site, and they're BRAGGING about how many video surveillance cameras they plan to have trained on citizens! NO JOKE!!!:

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"Reducing criminal activity is a top priority for the city’s Mayor and the Rochester Police Department.

These leaders have taken a stand against crime and prioritized a significant amount of time, money, manpower and technology to reduce crime, protect residents and increase business opportunities within the city limits.

Video surveillance is a proven tool in monitoring, analyzing and even shifting crime and terrorist activities. Because of this, the amount of cameras deployed in public surveillance applications continues to grow.

Current forecasts anticipate more than a billion cameras will be installed in the United States alone over the next five years. The city of Rochester is no exception.

The city envisions video surveillance as a powerful tool that augments the abilities of its officers, increases situational awareness and enhances safety."

LINK

Hypocrites!!!

97 posted on 06/28/2011 3:05:41 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; All

With each point/counterpoint, this lady destroyed this thig cops arguments...

Cop: go inside...

Lady: This is my yard, I have a right to stand in my yard...

Cop: I don’t feel safe...

Lady: Look at me, how do I threaten you?

With Robocop’s arguments being ground down, he resorts to old cop standby: I told you to do something and you didn’t do what I told you to do.

And there is the rub.... Cops cannot think that just because they tell you to do something that you must therefore do it. They aren’t above the law, nor do they have the power to make up rules on the spot. If cops can’t prove their contentions (as in this case), and are acting arbitrarily then they should let it go and stand down.


98 posted on 06/28/2011 3:06:05 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Repeal The 17th

Oh, and as for the retaliation, if the officers were conducting these parking checks in adjacent areas, there will also not be any win by this woman and her scummy attorney.


99 posted on 06/28/2011 3:06:26 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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Has it ever occurred to you that she said nothing whatsoever to the cop before she started taping?

Of course cops NEVER lie or make things up. </sarc>


100 posted on 06/28/2011 3:08:04 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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