Police State Update
A woman was arrested for filming police officers from her own front yard. Then, when neighbors held a meeting at a private home to discuss ways they could support this poor woman, four cop cars showed up to ticket cars every car that was parked more than 12 inches from the curb. As Randy Balko notes, “they even brought a ruler.” Balko adds:
By the way, due to a $50 million budget shortfall, the city of Rochester is considering cutting 27 full-time police positions. If the the cops in Rochester have time to carry out petty grudges against citizens who dare to show support for a woman who was illegally arrested, maybe the city ought to consider cutting 40 or 50 positions instead. They could start with the cops in this video.
Every day, cops are wrongfully arresting people for filming them. And everyday, the the TV news reports on the Palins.