Police Ticket `Emily Good` Supporters At Meeting

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in Misc

Remember the lady who was arrested for filming while standing in her yard? At a meeting for her support, all were cited.
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Male 977
fair enough they may have been being petty, but christ that is some AWFUL parking at 1:09
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Male 1,569
Hope our police doesn`t see this, it might give them some ideas...
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Male 7,378
This proves the cops are your enemy.
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Male 5,189
Well said Lolboy.
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Male 798
Wow I just watched that again and realized how retarded that lady was. Obviously they were doing it to ruffle some feathers, but guess what? If you park your car within a foot of the curb like a capable human then you wouldn`t get a ticket.

Also, guess what`s cool about America? You can propose changes to local ordinances! That may be a new concept for most people since many don`t even understand how the government really works but complain about how their rights are being infringed. So stop complaining about how America is becoming a "police state", while you do nothing about it. If you really care you would be working to have the laws you complain about changed through the proper channels, not just shouting about it.

Stop making a huge deal about it just because you were the one who got ticketed. If you didn`t get ticketed then that wouldn`t be very just, would it?

TL;DR: Get over it.
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Male 2,384
the police state is among us
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Male 11,739
So freedom of speech is illegal, and stupidity is legal and welcome. Gotcha.
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Male 411
This is why people respect police more and more every day :D
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Female 143
Unbelievable. What a bunch of dicks.
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Male 29
The cops will soon find out that the are in the end, hired by these people to protect them. If they spend their time with three officers ticketing cars, there are obviously too many on the force. Some will be fired. I think they deserve it.
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Male 1,268
Lived in 9 different states in the past 10 years, and although I never got further north east than Virginia, I got a ticket in every one of these states. Allow me to adjust my statement.

I was pretty sure this went out of style over ten years ago for everyone but hot females.
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Male 907
I`m sure it was a complete coincidence that they decided to stomp hard on the evil crime of parking too far from the curb right when people were gathering to take action against an abuse of the law by the police.
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Male 6,227
A good cop understands the difference between the spirit and the letter of the law. Enforcing the law out of vindictiveness alienates the citizenry; exercising a little magnanimity, on the other hand, can go a long way in terms of good public relations.

And this is definitely *not* good public relations.
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Female 71
"How many times have you gotten pulled over for speeding and been let go?"

"Never. I won`t go into how much money that has cost me, but I was pretty sure this went out of style over ten years ago. I don`t know anyone who`s been pulled over for speeding and not picked up a ticket."

I know people that less then 5 years ago have been pulled over in Rochester for speeding with an expired registration and inspection and not gotten a ticket. And I`ve had almost the exact same situation happen to me not that long ago. It may just be where I`m from but just cause you get pulled over here doesn`t instantly mean a ticket.
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Male 149
The cops pick and choose when and what laws they want to enforce. If you`re a middle class average joe and your vehicle or home gets burglarized they won`t do anything even with a full description of the offenders and a license plate number. Had a vehicle broken into 4 times, same vehicle same city, 1 occasion had description of the offenders and make/model/plate on their vehicle. Cops did nothing. Other time made them send out crime scene people and had them take finger prints. Cops refused to run the prints and did nothing. My car had blow out spun out on the freeway, no cop saw it, somebody called it in, I wasn`t even driving, cops pull up I`m in other vehicle, got arrested and charged with DWI. Theres your so called justice people.
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Male 8,560
Batmanners-"Enforcing a ridiculous law."

Parking laws are ridiculous? Ever seen the danger of going around someone double-parked or who`s sticking out into traffic?

If you can`t get within a foot of the curb, you don`t need to be driving. Or do you want there to be no specific unit and leave to the descretion of the officer? Hell, you`re pissed at the officer`s descretion when there IS a specified unit. You`d really be upset if there weren`t. (It basically boils down that YOU don`t want a ticket..that`s what`s unfair.)

Batmanners-"but that is not the point of a police officer."

Sorry, you do not get to determine what is `the point` of a police officers. That`s what the law is for. IT determines the job of the officers.

These people are complaining when the officers don`t follow the law (in their eyes) AND when they do follow the law.

Seems to me they just want to complain.
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Male 8,560
mykunter-"MeGrendel is a cop."

MeGrendel is a Research Chemist and Graphic Designer. He also understands the law.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Not liking a particular law is no excuse. Complaining about officers not following the law, and then complaining when they do enforce the law, is asanine.
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Male 1,268
"How many times have you gotten pulled over for speeding and been let go?"

Never. I won`t go into how much money that has cost me, but I was pretty sure this went out of style over ten years ago. I don`t know anyone who`s been pulled over for speeding and not picked up a ticket.
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Female 71
While the cops were within their rights to ticket all these people this is clearly an abuse of power. How many times have you gotten pulled over for speeding and been let go? If they can disregard what I consider a more dangerous infraction it’s obvious they’re going out of their way to harass these people, not to enforce the law.

The cops said at one point that "someone complained about the parking" and frankly, I believe it. It wouldn`t surprise to me find out that they were the ones who called them in the first place. Just to try to get more attention.

Did they also tell the cops to bring rulers and 4 squad cars? In Rochester they don’t even use that many officers for a DUI stop. There are streets far worse and more trafficked then this that they could have focused on. Why waste time and effort on this street? Because they had a vendetta and it’s that simple.
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Male 4,004
Enforcing a ridiculous law, or being bullies who wrongfully arrest people on their lawns, it seems to me that the entire Police Dept of this city is VERY unprofessional and childish.

Yes it`s okay for a police officer to enforce any and all laws he pleases, but that is not the point of a police officer. Giving people tickets like this is not "Protect and Serve". It`s bullying.

I`ve no problem with authority, but I have a problem when a PERSON, appointed to protect the citizens of a city, can become the person who bullies these citizens. It`s absolutely ridiculous. Police should have no ticketing power. I don`t know who thought it was a good idea to give these cops the power to ticket people, but they misunderstood the point of a Police Officer. If I`m in a crisis, and I need the Police`s help, I don`t want to be scared of them, I need the knowledge they will protect me from anything and everything I may need protection from.
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Male 2,436
MeGrendel is a cop.
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Male 1,832
why do you need support from people after spending a night in jail? or am i missing something?
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Male 8,560
Scrodo-"While these people may have been "technically" breaking a law..."

Hint: `technically breaking a lawa` = breaking the law = citable offense. These people have no reason to complain.

Scrodo-"When was the last time you saw a cop with a ruler writing citations for this? Never."

If there`s a law on the books, it`s been enforced. So your `never` is bull.

So, you`re upset that the police arrested a lady for NOT breaking a law (you think), and now you`re upset because the police didn`t let people get away with breaking the law.

Hypocrisy much?

@5Cats

In the first one, while the officer did not handle it well, he was well within his rights to ask the lady to NOT skulk behind him. He did NOT ask her not to film. Plus we do not know what went on before the camera rolled.
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Male 721
why park so far from the kerb? its not that hard
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Female 2,761
agree that both times the cops were being ridiculous, however, they were right. In the first scenario, it could have been for the protection of the man being arrested, it could have been for her safety if they felt something could escalate and she`d be caught in it or it could have actually been for his safety. It was nighttime and she was standing behind him while he was trying to arrest/apprehend/etc. another person. In all fairness, he wasn`t telling her to stop filming, just to step inside and no one knows why he wanted her to do so
The second scenario- again, I agree the cops were being ridiculous and petty and revengeful, however, they didn`t technically do anything wrong. I thought the girl filming the video was making herself look stupid. The cops already looked stupid by having several cars and cops out for parking violations but then she had to pull out a camera and start in "You have a ruler?!?!?!?111!!!!" And he did
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Male 587
I totally agree with Scrodo. No more tax hikes to pay the police they are obviously to many of them as it is if they have the time and people to do this...
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Male 587
Where is a drive by when you need one.
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Male 40,772
@HalfPintRoo & @Samsquanch & MeGrendel (all of whom I have great respect for) you`re wrong and/or misinformed on this one:

First video: cop is shaking down a motorist for no apparent reason. A woman starts to record it, is asked to back up, she DOES SO, is told to `go inside`. It is at this point the cop violates her HUMAN RIGHTS. His excuse is pure crap and not a reason to arrest her. He doesn`t feel safe? From a handcuffed driver or a woman with a camera? Bunkum!

Video two: At a rally/meeting FOUR cruisers show up to ticket cars. Is there really NO other crime on the 911 wait list more important than "car parked 1/2 inch too far from the curb"? Really? Obviously the Nazi-Pigs are showing the civis `who`s boss`. Notice how the cops weren`t "afraid" of this camera-woman, even though she was on the sidewalk? Pigs.
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Male 40,772
Humm, I found the video and put it up, but it`s not here. Weird!

@EgalM, it takes 4 (four) cruisers to enforce PARKING VIOLATIONS? Wow, must be a safe city where the cops have nothing better to do, eh?

How would the cops know about a rally? Oh, idk, perhaps from flyers, advertising, permits granted, word of mouth, they were notified? YUP! It`s a total mystery, I`m certian it`s pure coincidence that FOUR cruisers are randomly enforcing parking laws on that street (dumb*ss!).
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Male 1,268
This is NO different than the reporter in DC. I still don`t know if the parks officers were legally sound in arresting him, but that`s not the point. One way or the other, it was wrong. Yes, it sucks being arrested/fined, but if you aren`t willing to take that risk to stand up and voice what you feel is wrong in your community, that`s your choice to be afraid, not theirs/ours/mine.

As an aside, I totally agree the people who set up this meeting HAD to have called the cops on themselves. There`s no way the cops there are THAT interested in these peoples daily lives.
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Male 1,268
This has nothing to do with "Oh, the cops are bad when they don`t enforce laws, but they`re also bad when they do." This, at it`s heart, were both libertarian issues. "I`ll take care of myself, and do what I feel is right for my community." There should be nothing wrong with filming cops performing their duty in NY. The cop fealt differently. There should be nothing wrong with parking 12.5" from a curb. The cop fealt differently. Doesn`t matter if the cops were legally right in both scenarios. Doesn`t matter at ALL. What matters is getting a voice behind either unjust practice of the law or the ridiculous laws enforced.
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Male 51
non-nice individuals who pointlessly film the cops and think they`re being heroic...pathetic.
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Male 526
Yes sometimes police officers overstep their boundaries and act like douchebags. No, this is not one of those times. Nothing to see here.
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Female 2,761
So I`m confused, they don`t like when they "don`t do their job" but they aren`t happy when they do?
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Male 792
Exactly LOLBoy...Emily Good had no idea what the man being arrested was being detained for. While it was likely petty, there are still chances that it could have been a violent situation.

How about we get rid of all law enforcement? Yeah, that`ll be good. They`re just jack boot terrorists, after all, aren`t they?

In the end, Emily Good was being disrespectful by flaunting her "rights" to the officer. What? He doesn`t have rights? He said he felt uncomfortable with her standing behind him. She could have respected that, gone inside, and continued taping the incident from the safety of her living room.

How would you like me to come to your work, and hover behind you with a video camera?
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Female 437
A foot away from the kerb is miles away, really you shouldn`t be able to get your foot in between the tyre and the kerb. Although saying that, your roads seem a heck of a lot bigger than ours
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Male 599
Hmmm...amazing how those on the breaking the law bandwagon do not seem to know or care the difference between constitutional rights and local ordinances.

Dead today is:
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom to the Right of Assembly

Guess guns will be targeted next then religion.

Men in power want to control and do so under their own prejudices. This applies to all the little despots out there. All hail the coming Caesar! So many who:


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Male 18
police were well within their duties to cite these vehicles for laws broken.. it sure is damn petty considering the circumstances, but they were doing nothing wrong. At least the lady filming this time didn`t overstep her bounds and get arrested
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Male 1
Here`s the bottom line: While these people may have been "technically" breaking a law by being 12.5" from a curb in a residential zone instead of 12", this is obviously just petty retribution by the police to "put the public in its place". When was the last time you saw a cop with a ruler writing citations for this? Never.

So while the tickets will have to be paid, I hope the voters in this area remember, the next time a bond or tax measure comes up for the police and they start saying "we risk harming public safety and having to lay off police officers if you don`t give us this money" that there is apparently so little to worry about in that area that the police force can divert EIGHT officers and 4 police cars to a residential zone to do nothing but write street-citations for an afternoon. Obviously, they don`t need so many officers.

Incidentally, the original videotaping woman saved an innocent man from being railroaded.
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Male 3,631
I don`t like how she cuts [edit] when the cop is attempting to humor her (:59).
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Female 5
she was just being a twat
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Male 226
@Lolboy
The issue here is that no laws were broken and she was perfectly legal in filming them from her property.

No laws broken=no reason to arrest. I`ve seen the video and I doubt they had her best interest in mind.
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Male 10,338
Another video of police doing nothing wrong on IAB. Seems to be a trend these days.
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Male 798
Goddamn, you can`t please anybody nowadays. Everybody thinks they`re so damn special and that perfectly reasonable laws don`t apply to them.

In the first one, the police didn`t tell her not to record, just that they didn`t want her out there in their grill during a traffic stop, which can be very dangerous. In this one, they were citing people for parking their cars improperly. Get the drat over it.
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Male 528
I haven`t said this since `75-"PIGS" Ahhh...that felt good.
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Male 612
the police did no wrong in the first video, and they have done no wrong in this one.

just a case of overly liberal idiots getting what is deserved.
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Male 17,511
The police motto is "To serve and protect", NOT "To harass and be douchebags"
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Male 25,416
she was just being a twat
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Male 8,560
unmercyfuldu-"Apparently fighting for your rights is pissing off the cops these days."

I did not comment on the validity of the original situation or what they were supporting at the meeting.

Just commenting on the fact that the cars were illegally parked, and got a perfectly legal parking ticket.

You wouldn`t want these supporters upset that the Police were not doing their job and enforcing the law, now would you?
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Male 8,560
Sakamura-"I`m sorry but it doesn`t work that way."

In this case, it does. They were being cited for a very specific offense. (When parallel parking, your tires must be no further than twelve (12) inches from the curb.) Hell, it was such an `obscure` law that the lady filming even KNEW what the required distance was.

There are many blue laws or ambiguous laws, but in this case specific laws were used. And the funny thing is, this video can be used as evidence for the POLICE.

In my city, it`s illegal to tie your pet alligator to a parking meter. If I`m having a dispute with an officer, I will damn well make sure I don`t tie one to the parking meter.

Do you REALLY expect to insult, or piss off, an officer of the law and he not practice due diligence in making sure YOU are following the law? After all, if taken to court the officer would like it be known that he followed the book.
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Male 762
"Lesson learned: If you`re going to p!ss of the police, make sure you`re not breaking ANY laws in the process."

Apparently fighting for your rights is pissing off the cops these days. We certainly a police state.
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Male 2,172
People are going to be afraid to talk against cops in the future... or afraid to own cars.

One or the other.
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Male 237
@MeGrendel : "Lesson learned: If you`re going to p!ss of the police, make sure you`re not breaking ANY laws in the process."

I`m sorry but it doesn`t work that way. There are countless laws you can use to arrest or annoy about anyone you might ever want. Let me give you one simple example from my place: "Misuse of public commodity". You could get this if you`d be leaning or sitting on a big concrete block. There are obscure laws, things they`d be using when people go really out of bounds... or to find "something bad" about someone.
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Male 8,560
Lesson learned: If you`re going to p!ss of the police, make sure you`re not breaking ANY laws in the process.

Make sure you`re parked legally, that all your required lights are in working order and don`t step on the grass. I wouldn`t speed when leaving the meeting, either.

Petty? Might be, might not be. But no one received a ticket for NOT breaking a law.

Kinda funny to be complaining about the Police..then commence to complain that they are enforcing a law. ("Oh? You only want them to enforce the laws that inconvenience you? Sorry, dont` work that way.")

Probably all women drivers, anyway. They were lucky to get within 3 feet of the curb.

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Male 2,422
Cops are just another gang with snazzier uniforms and state sanction.
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Male 2,790
now she`s just trying to get arrested again
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Male 599
Well I`m waiting for Boss Hog and Sheriff Roscoe P Coltrane to come along any minute now.
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Male 47
@josebrwn

I`m with you, so much. People are content with everything until it affects them directly. It`s pretty disgusting really, and I hope it does affect them personally.

Nothing in this country will change until they somehow offend enough people, and only what offended the majority will be changed.

You are all ignorant of damn near everything... all you people seem to understand anymore (those of you who just got offended aside) is Call of Duty, Fox or CNN (both terrible come on get your news from Stewart already) and the latest trend that might get you some pussy.

I hate you all, I really do... please break into my house. My rant is over... for now.
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Male 12
amazed at the IAB law n` order types who are so happy with our police state. want to be secure in your home, or allowed to peaceably assemble? go back to france.
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Male 362
just leave the cops alone, they`ll leave alone less overall by the time you die
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Male 302
Cops were not breaking any laws.
Lesson learned, don`t drat with the 5 oh
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Male 1,735
The cops said at one point that "someone complained about the parking" and frankly, I believe it. It wouldn`t surprise to me find out that they were the ones who called them in the first place. Just to try to get more attention.

Did the cops really know they were having a support party/rally? How did they know? Why would they care? Could they be there cause they were indeed called? Just think about it yourself instead of letting these fools trick you with cheap stunts.
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Male 1,735
So far this reminds me of bubble girl. Causing crap, than flipping the camera on and acting like they didn`t do anything. Go ahead, pick fights with cops over stupid poo that`s none of your business, see what comes of it.

Keep in mind this all started with a routine traffic stop, from what I can tell,that had nothing to do with the original women. Other than the fact it happened out front of her house.

If I did that, I`d be busy as hell filming all the speeders that get busted near me. Their video was setup to go viral, she pissed off the cops than flipped it on. I don`t get it, would you want some harassing you at your job? Than why do it people who are trying to help you in the first place.
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Male 483
So incredibly lame. The police are losing more and more support each day. As more evidence of power abuse/trips becomes public, people begin to realise these who are supposed to "serve and protect" are instead acting like overaged children with guns. I smell a revolution.
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Male 497
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Male 1,440
Pudding1961, it was a revenge act against the supporters so they did it just because of the negative publicity of the lady who videotaped them.
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Male 1,442
I hate people who park too far from the pavement, making me need to go into oncoming traffic to get past. Hell even 12 1/2 inchs out seems more then necessary. Stop bitching and park better!
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Male 40,772
I can hear it, but it`s a black blob for me...
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Male 7,834
they were being complete douches, but technically they were breaking the law. if you break the law in any way i cant feel bad about you suffering the results.
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Female 446
That would be *cited*.

This is getting ridiculous.

The police may be applying the law, but geeezzz, it`s getting to be a farce. 1/2 inch to far away from a sidewalk? With neon pink ruler for *good measure*?

I don`t care what the background story is. This is horrible policing, imho. :-(
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Male 6,227
Four patrol cars, eight officers with Glocks on their hips, fighting valiantly against... what? American citizens who believe people should be able to stand in their own yards with a video camera?
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Male 240
Dickheads
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Male 768
Should have parked an inch or 2 closer.
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Female 8,043
Link: Police Ticket `Emily Good` Supporters At Meeting [Rate Link] - Remember the lady who was arrested for filming while standing in her yard? At a meeting for her support, all were cited.
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