Rochester Woman Arrested After Videotaping Police From Her Own Front Yard (

June 22, 2011 12:00 am

Media Contact
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States

A videographer in Rochester, NY was arrested on her front yard because she videotaped police during a traffic stop, in violation of her First Amendment rights. The arresting officer claimed her standing in her yard with a video camera posed a security threat to the officers at the scene.

By completing this form, I agree to receive occasional emails per the terms of the ACLU’s privacy policy.

The latest in National Security

ACLU's Vision

The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

Learn More About National Security

National Security issue image

The ACLU’s National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights.