Rochester Police Arrest Citizen for Taping Traffic Stop
On May 12th, Rochesterian Emily Good was arrested for taping a traffic stop in front of her 19th Ward home. She, with a friend, was standing in front of her house with a hand held recording device when the arrest happened. The video shows what happened.
Officer Mario Masic was the arresting officer. Mario is a breeder of Alaskan sled dogs and runs a business called Harvest Moon Malamutes. Good was charged with obstructing government administration and was bailed out on the night of the arrest. Currently, her case is moving through the legal system.
Rochester Indymedia would like to remind our readers that you have a protected right to video tape police in public settings. However, should you be arrested, the only information you are required to tell police is your legal name and address. Other than that, remember the magic words: "I'm going to remain silent; I'd like to speak to a lawyer."
Eye-Witness Account of Arrest: Police Illegally Trespass and Arrest Woman in Her Front Lawn for Recording Traffic Stop: An Eyewitness Report
Additional Information: Statement from Mayor Thomas S. Richards Regarding Arrest of Emily Good | Chief Sheppardâ€™s statement regarding arrest video | RPD Surveillance of Picket Raises Concerns | Indy TV #27: Davy V on Police Brutality and Fighting back with Video Documentary | Wackenhut, Lies, and Videotape: or what happens when "They just don't want their pictures taken" | Miami Herald: Witness releases new video of fatal police-involved shooting during Urban Beach Week | ALLEN E. ROBINSON v. PATRICK V. FETTERMAN, et al.
Other Coverage: Glenn Beck: Whoâ€™s right? The cops or the woman videotaping? | HuffPost New York: Rochester Woman Arrested After Videotaping Police From Her Own Front Yard | D&C: Arrest of woman taping police sparks controversy | Salon.com: Should filming the police get you arrested? | LiveLeak.com: Rochester Police Arrest Woman For Videotaping Them From Her Front Yard | On PIXIQ by Carlos Miller: Rochester Police Arrest Woman For Videotaping Them From Her Front Yard | The Daily Paul: Rochester Police Arrest Woman For Videotaping On Her Lawn