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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:26 AM

Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that prohibited people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers.

The law set out a maximum prison term of 15 years.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-supreme-court-rejects-plea-to-prohibit-taping-of-police-20121126,0,686331.story?track=rss

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davidn3600 Nov 2012 #1

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

1. So basically Illinois is saying you should get 15 years in jail for filming police brutality

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