Rochester Police To Undergo Training After Retaliatory Incidents

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  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

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    I swear I posted on the original case, but can't find the thread.
    edit - Found it.
    http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/sh...zen-tickets-cop-for-illegal-parking-cop-fined.

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    -I have spoken with friends back home in Rochester about this situation. Most agree that Emily Good is pretty much an attention whore and authority is a favorite target of hers. However, these friends also believe in keeping the good guys honest, and the decision by RPD to engage in retaliatory practice is sad and annyoing. I know a few cops back there and they're good guys. A difficult job with a sometimes difficult public to serve.
     
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    One note -- "targeted enforcement activity" is not automatically retaliation or persecution of a selected group. Just like profiling -- it's a tool that can be misused. Targeted enforcement activity can be things like strict enforcement of speed limits around a school at the start of a school year, or heavy enforcement and patrol around an open air drug market.

    I'm not justifying the actions here -- but I won't let a good tool get thrown out with the trash, either.
     
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    If they were ticketing people parked in no parking zones or for some other reasonable offense I would say "so what"? But pulling out rulers to ticket people parked more than 12" from the curb is just plain silly. Im thinking that this was a couple of coppers doing "their own thing" vs some supervisory mandate or department order.
     
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    Who parks that far away from the curb anyway! I know you have wide roads in America but still ...123
     

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