Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:27 PM
Drale (7,932 posts)
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.
6 replies, 1495 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police (Original post)
Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 PM
truebrit71 (20,805 posts)
4. The end result is the same. We can now video the Polite Intelligent Gentlemen...
..to our heart's content...without threat of arrest or prosecution..