Emily Good to Run for Monroe County, NY Sheriff

Published On May 20, 2013 | By Davy V. | Articles

By Davy V.

Almost two years after she made international headlines, shortly after she was arrested by Rochester, NY Police officer Mario Masic for video recording him conducting a racially profiled traffic stop of an African-American motorist in front of her home, Emily Good will announce she is running for Monroe County, NY Sheriff.

Good will run on the Green Party ticket, in what is sure to be a tough battle to upset incumbent Republican Patrick O’Flynn who has been Monroe County Sheriff since 2001.

Among her top priorities if elected Sheriff, Good says she will refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or I.C.E.

“As Sheriff I would pledge non-cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement because I believe that we are a country of immigrants, we are a county of immigrants, and it is no place in our job to harass our neighbors and fellow workers, so I would not cooperate at all with I.C.E. as several Sheriffs throughout the country have done.”

Good also said she would call for mandatory video recording of all interrogations, as well as installation of dash cams in all Monroe County Sheriff’s vehicles.

“We know that police and sheriffs and law enforcement are legally allowed to lie… videotaping confessions and interrogations would help us keep an eye on potential abuse, manipulation, lying and false confession signing that happens”, said Good.

As for having dash cams installed in Monroe County Sheriff’s cruisers, Good sums it up best in one sentence.

“We’ve seen in many cases that dash cams can provide some accountability for our law enforcement, which we really need, here in Monroe County”, Good said.

Emily Good will hold a press conference, officially announcing her candidacy, Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Plaza, between the Hall of Justice and the Public Safety building.

 

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  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    While I am happy for her for wanting to run for sheriff, I cant say I support her stance on illegals.

  • Film Police

    She’s got my vote !

  • Casual Observer

    Could “law enforcement” in Rochester, NY actually get any worse?

  • RadicalDude

    Trying to inject good faith into an institution predicated on bad faith…

  • https://www.facebook.com/585ROC Justin

    lmao! This has got to be a joke. First of all, when has anyone from the Green Party EVER been elected?

    Second, the woman has NO law enforcement background. She is running purely off her dead 15 minutes of fame.

    Yeah sure she made headlines years ago….No one knows who she is, or cares for that matter.

    And in a day and age where terrorists are constantly trying to get into our country and do harm to American citizens, she got no votes with her comments on immigration.

    You even said it yourself Davy, tough battle….one that she will not win.

  • https://www.facebook.com/585ROC Justin

    lol “A Black Panther that has been incarcerated for 41 years, he is a political prisoner”

    LOL! He’s been locked up since before she was born, but she thinks she knows the facts about his incarceration? He is a domestic terrorist, plain and simple.

    She isnt even taking this serious, she’s laughing at herself lol!

  • RadicalDude

    @Justin:
    A lot of these activist-type candidates want to use their candidacy to address issues that matter to them, I think this kind of even applies to Ron Paul. “Winning the election” isn’t necessarily the main goal.

  • Justin

    @Radical. Yes I understand that, and this screams publicity stunt, especially since the only interview she has done so far has been for Davy.

  • Ernie Menard

    Does she really need law enforcement experience or does all she really need is to know what the law states and be a good administrator?

    Prior to the ‘professionalization’ of law enforcement, who became police officers and administrators? Just guessing, I’d suppose in large cities the administrators were always people were experience. I’d also guess that elsewhere the position of chief of police or sheriff was essentially a popularity contest.

    Law enforcement hasn’t gotten any more complicated than it was 100 years ago. [Unless you believe that the lack of freedom to bash heads is a complexity.] Terrorists aren’t trying to get into the country everyday – they’re getting in. And law enforcement cannot stop them because this is, ostensibly, a free country.

    I hope she runs and wins. I further hope she has the financial wherewithal to counter the argument that she doesn’t have any law enforcement experience by using examples from history of successful law enforcement administrators, whether they were labeled chief’s, sheriff’s, or simply HMFIC, that also didn’t have any law enforcement experience.

    A person doesn’t need to be a lawyer or a cop to know and understand the law, a person merely needs to be literate. A person doesn’t need to be a cop to enforce the law, otherwise there would not exist such a thing as a citizens arrest.

  • t.

    “international headlines”. Never heard of her anywhere but here.

  • Justin

    Last I knew Emily Good was an unemployed home maker.
    No political experience or law experience.

    Just because she got the charges against her dropped does not make her a law expert.
    She is running against a Sheriff that has been in office for 12 years, and the last to run against him was a DA, and he lost as well. Like I said, this is nothing but a publicity stunt to get her name out there again. Davy is going to be all over this, just to get his name out there too. Watch, I bet he will be standing behind her at her “press conference”.

  • Common Sense

    Maybe she can get advice from that guy who was evicted from a house in Michigan and ran for sheriff. He was soooo close, only got beat 2/1.

    She might as well run on the communist ticket.

  • Common Sense

    Justin is right, he’ll be all over it and when she trampled, he can blame the ‘corrupt system.’

  • Keith

    Wow. It’s very naive to think opening the borders is the right thing to do. If I were in that jurisdiction, I would be petrified that a potential sherrif will refuse to adhere to imigration laws. Yeah, that’s what TAX PAYING citizens need, more of a burden. Look, i’m all for hunting those down who abuse their power and victimize the citizenship they swore to protect. However, just like I preach to civilians, you cannot ignore the law just because you don’t like it, you have to change it, which is why we are here. Refusing to obey any laws, especially law enforcements refusal, is horrible. When do I get to decide which laws are “unconstitutional”, or “immoral”? People like this are dangerous. We don’t ignore laws, and we don’t kill cops. We work to change how society works, within it’s confines. Anything else would be anarchy.

  • shawn

    @ernie

    Sheriff is like any political office. She needs elected. That is it. Personally, some of what she says sounds good. Recording interogations for one. And i thin this country can use a few sheriffs who aren’t career cops. People who understand it is their job to control and discipline their officers, not excuse every action. The sheriff’s job is to serve the public’s interests.

    But she , and a lot of cops too, needs to remember that the sheriff has no role in deciding what laws are good and what aren’t. When they do that, they piss on the concept that the community decides law.

  • enslave Keene

    Keene NH needs some more “meter feeders”!!

  • Pigsticker

    All you “nay” sayers consider this, even with her lack of experience, (in selling out to the political machine/running interference for those ruining this country, cultivating a swarm of swine willing to crush citizen’s rights), if she were to somehow manage to pull it off, could it be ANY worse than the 5th column filth we see emerging from Israeli trained cops now?
    At the very least you might well see “AmeriKan Justice” applied more evenly than before where it concerns blue-filth.

  • YankeeFan

    Justin,

    She has no chance at all but remember, her 15 minutes were because of the police deciding she couldn’t film them standing on her own property ordering her to go inside her house.

  • Justin

    Oh I know exactly how she got her 15 minutes of fame. By lying to a police officer. She told the officers that night that she knew the guy they pulled over, and when asked the guy said “man I don’t know that bitch” was that enough reason for her to be arrested? No. But obviously there wasn’t that much of a violation of her right either since Officer Masic is still Officer Masic.

  • Knows Open

    That’s good Shawn. Now if we can get judges to stop pissing on the right to use nullification, maybe the community could actually decide the law.

  • Keith

    “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use…” – President Jimmy Carter to Congress, August 2, 1977.

  • YankeeFan

    Actually she was standing on her own property and charged with a crime the DA dismissed saying what she did did not rise to the level of the charge. Let me link excerpts:

    Then one of the officers, identified as Mario Masic in the arrest report, turns to the camera and asks, “You guys need something?”

    “I’m just — this is my front yard — I’m just recording what you’re doing. It’s my right,” Good replies.

    “Actually, not from the sidewalk,” the officer replies, incorrect about the legality of Good’s actions.

    “This is my yard,” Good says.

    “I don’t feel safe with you standing behind me so I’m going to ask you go into your house, you understand?” Masic says.

    and

    From there, the conversation escalates into a confrontation, with Masic alleging that Good is threatening his safety, and that she expressed other, unspecified anti-police statements before the videotaping began.

    “Due to what you said to me, before you started taping, I think, uh, you need to go stay in your house, guys.”

    Good’s public defender, Stephanie Stare, told HuffPost she believes from her conversations with several neighbors who were present that Good made no threatening comments before the tape begins.

    and

    tape.”

    For more than a minute of the video, the officer and Good argue about whether she is threatening his safety. Finally, it appears, Masic has had enough: “You know what, you’re gonna go to jail. That’s just not right.”

    Acuff claimed that he and Good were complying with the policeman’s order to return to their porch when she was arrested.

    “The real reason they arrested her was because she was videotaping,” Acuff said. Both he and Good are activists who have previously protested foreclosures in the area.

    Acuff has posted his own account of the arrest on Indymedia. He said he and Good were videotaping the traffic stop out of concern about police misconduct.

    So far anything I have read did not indicate that she lied to any cop about knowing a guy THEY pulled over. Unless you have something!

  • YankeeFan

    No. But obviously there wasn’t that much of a violation of her right either since Officer Masic is still Officer Masic.

    and how much of a violation do you need to violate someone’s rights?
    Does it need to be several small ones to equal a large one? It matters not if she said anything to a cop that was a lie. She was told by a COP WRONGFULLY she couldn’t film from the street, was charged with a crime to get her to stop filming them, which is standard operating procedure for police these days(see Glik, no way the Boston PD believed he was violating the wiretapping law when according to the 1st circuit, the first thing or one of the first things aid to him was, I think you have taken enough pics))and the charged was dismissed. There were also plenty of neighbors that backed up her story. Yes, we do know she got her 15 minutes and it was because of another dipshit cop who violated her 1st amendment rights. But it was just a small violation!

  • YankeeFan

    If you follow this Emily Goode discussion out, it was neat how a 5 man detachment went to that residential area and cited every car in sight that was more that 12″ from the curb. If I recall, those citations were tossed and those officers rebuked for that nice “community relations building’ stunt.

    I wil also ask this, what does the, it must have been a small violation as he is still on the force have to do with the fact it was a violation of her rights? The members of the Boston PD who arrested Glik are still on the force and officer Cunniffe is now immortalized in that famous ruling. They violated his 1st and 4th amendment rights. It happens a lot. That’s why courts are there to spank the police when the run afoul of the constitution.

  • https://www.facebook.com/585ROC Justin

    LOL! I know what was reported by the news. I know what was reported by Davy, I saw all the little speeches Emily gave after.

    The point is, her 15 minutes was up. The Occupy movement didnt give her the attention she got from that arrest, so she had to figure something out.

  • Unjustified

    Emily Good as Sheriff would pledge non-cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement???

    Nos encanta Emily buena. Ella va a abrir las puertas y dejarnos entrar, nos dan su dinero, su tierra. Seremos victoriosos. Ella piensa que eres demasiado estúpido para ver lo que está sucediendo.

  • YankeeFan

    JUstin,

    I agree it is up. The idea of her being a sheriff is as appealing as a brusell sprout salad.

  • A Guy Named Burt

    This is as ridiculous as I have ever seen. First, there are 10 different law enforcement agencies in Monroe County. The Sheriff only has power over one of them, The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. What does she plan to do to influence law enforcement in those other 9 agencies? Second, I believe that the District Attorney’s Office is responsible for deciding on what they will and will not prosecute. What does the Sheriff have to do with anything such as this? Third, the Judges are responsible for deciding who stays or is released from jail. How does she plan to influence these Judges? Is she going to threaten them with an illegal arrest if they don’t see it her way? Fourth, how does she believe that as being Sheriff, she is going to influence state mandates or disregard them, such as the Commission of Corrections who dictates how prisons and jails are operated? Sounds like a potential federal indictment for our Prized Sheriff WannaBe. I already avoid bringing my family to Rochester for any event what-so-ever because of the violence caused by these activists crippling the police from doing their jobs. I guess we might as well make sure that good families avoid all of Monroe County all together. I do support Emily Good for Sheriff, because a prison term would be imminent for her for sure because of her stupidity about what the job actually means. At least we could expect all of the Monroe County Deputies would either be immediately fired or transfer to the other 9 law enforcement agencies in Monroe County not under the Sheriff’s influence. This will definitely lower my taxes until I move out of this county. GOOD FOR SHERIFF. GOOD FOR SHERIFF.

  • https://www.facebook.com/585ROC Justin

    Monroe County Sheriff’s new uniform policy under Sheriff Good – Tie-Dye Tshirts and Birkenstock sandals with a button up flannel for winter months.

  • Slappy

    I can’t keep up this charade any longer. I’m just a troll. I’m a 34 year old mall security guard. I live in my mom’s basement. I failed out of the police training program at community college. The only sexual experience I’ve ever had was with my uncle. Posting comments on sites like this and pissing others off is the only way I can find to feel good. It’s really the only way I can get any attention or really get anyone to interact with me. I’m just angry at my own personal failures in life and I’m really lonely. I honestly just need a friend and a hug.
    :(

  • mike

    Slappy, quit copying and pasting you life story on every topic. Thanks! ;)

    You will be famous some day. Probably when you finally get caught by the FBI stealing drugs from dealers in your town.

    As far as finding a friend…I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • Common Sense

    Justin,

    Ha ha ha.

    She should be a spokesperson for raw milk.

  • t.

    “raw milk”. A grand cause indeed that is.

  • J

    She needs to really educate herself because she sounds quite naive and uneducated on topics at hand. she also needs to do interviews not under the influence. the press conference was hysterical. she was high as a kite. The giggling!

  • wpww

    dont vote for her she retarded and very ugly!