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Cops Get Strict on Parking —at Rally Over Arrest

Rochester officers crack down at meeting over videotape incident
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2011 1:11 PM CDT
Rochester Police Crack Down on Parking at Meeting to Support Emily Good After Arrest
Be very careful how you park.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Strange coincidence in Rochester, New York: Police busted out their rulers (literally) and issued a slew of tickets to cars parked even an inch beyond regulation from the curb. The coincidence part? It happened outside a community meeting to question police action in the arrest of Emily Good, who videotaped a traffic stop from her front lawn. (Click to see that video, which is going viral.) Boing Boing picks up on a video of the parking crackdown originally posted at Rochester Indymedia. Click on either link to watch.

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"Needless to say, the 12-inch ordinance isn't normally enforced with this kind of vigor," writes Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing. (Read more Rochester stories.)

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