Rochester, NY Parking Enforcement Employee: "I'm not going to write the Chief, I'm gonna watch...

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    DavyV. Rochester NY Police Corruption Blog

    By Davy V.
    Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard's
    official vehicle illegally parked, blocking fire hydrant.
    Photo by Davy V.​

    Even a City of Rochester, NY employee knows that when it comes to the Rochester, NY Police department, it's see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

    In other words, keep walking, shut your mouth, you didn't see anything.

    At least that seems to be the case with Bruce, a Rochester, NY Parking Enforcement officer making his rounds on Fitzhugh St. Monday morning, on the lookout for parking
    violations, and violators.

    Well, let me rephrase that.

    On the lookout for certain violators.

    Not Rochester, NY Police officers.
    Rochester, NY Parking Enforcement employee:
    "I'm not writing the Chief!"​

    Or the Chief.

    That's right.

    Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard, who illegally parked his official black Chevy Impala directly blocking a fire hydrant in front of Rochester City Hall.

    In the video below, Jimmy Nash, a Rochester resident, tells Bruce, the parking enforcement employee, about Chief Sheppard's blatant disregard for City of Rochester parking law which states that a vehicle can not be parked less than 15 feet from a fire hydrant.
    RPD Chief Sheppard's Impala.
    Photo by Davy V.​

    At one point, I myself ask Bruce why he isn't be doing his job by enforcing that law, and ticketing RPD Chief James Sheppard.

    Bruce's response?

    "I'm not writing the Chief, I'm gonna watch my job!"

    Bruce did call 911 to report that myself and Jimmy Nash had a complaint about the Chief's parking choice, but it was clear, that was all that Bruce was going to do, as he was visibly nervous,
    and uncomfortable.

    And there you have it, even Bruce, a man just making a paycheck, knows not to mess with Rochester, NY's biggest gang, the Rochester Police department.
    View from atop Sister Cities garage,
    showing RPD Chief James Sheppard's
    police vehicle illegally parked.
    Photo by Davy V.​

    Or its gang leader, Chief Shepard.

    I wonder if Bruce still has his job.

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    DavyV. Rochester NY Police Corruption Blog

    By Davy V.
    Rochester, NY Police officers
    after their lunch.​

    By now you'd think that Rochester, NY Police officers would realize that their abuse of power and blatant disregard for respecting the same laws, and regulations that you and I are held to, is being documented through photographs and video.

    Apparently not.

    Case in point.

    Three Rochester, NY Police officers and an unidentified woman, enjoyed a more than hour long lunch at Panzari's Italian Bistro in Rochester's Corn Hill neighborhood.

    Rochester, NY Police vehicle
    plate number M-67191​
    What's wrong with that you may ask?

    They did so with their official police vehicle illegally parked
    at an expired parking meter.

    Now I know there will be some who will say so what?
    Others will even ask what's the big deal?​

    But that right there is the problem.

    It is a big deal!

    It seems that some people are quick to give law enforcement a 'free pass' when it comes to situations like this, a simple parking violation.

    Some forget that it's these seemingly 'small infractions', which law enforcement officers commit, simply because they can.
    Expired meter​

    Because no one calls them out on it.

    Because no one dares to.

    As an activist, filmmaker, writer and blogger exposing police misconduct, corruption and the double standards which plague law enforcement, such as the 'do as I say, not as I do', way that many police officers seem to subscribe to, I have noticed that some people only want to see the clear cases of brutality, or corruption.

    I have even received messages asking me to video record beatings, and nothing else.

    It is precisely that way of thinking, that way of ignoring anything law enforcement officers do, short of beating someone, which has made a lot of people complacent and accepting of smaller examples of law enforcement officers abusing their power and authority.
    Rochester, NY Police officer
    exits restaurant, not pay for parking,
    but to use his cell phone.​

    And that is why many law enforcement officers, such as these RPD officials, continue to abuse their power.

    Unfortunately, some don't stop to think just how double standard and hypocritical it is that these same officers would not hesitate to write them a ticket for a traffic or parking violation, but since they are police officers, they can park wherever they want, whenever they want, however they want.

    Simply because they can.

    Take, for example, this video of Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard illegally parked, completely blocking a fire hydrant, and the City of Rochester, NY Parking Enforcement who admitted on video, that he is terrified to issue the Chief a ticket, for fear of losing his job.

    So, the next time you or someone you know are quick to give a police officer that 'free pass', or dismiss it as what's the big deal, ask yourself, what would happen if that were me parked at an expired meter?

    What would happen to my car if I parked in front of a fire hydrant?

    Here's a hint... not only would you be ticketed, but chances are, your vehicle would not be parked there when you returned.

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