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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:27 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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Drale Nov 2012 OP
rocktivity Nov 2012 #1
Drale Nov 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #3
truebrit71 Nov 2012 #4
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #5
dicapslo Dec 2012 #6

Response to Drale (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:31 AM

1. Don't the cops realize that if it isn't legal for civilians to tape police activities

it isn't legal for THEM to do it, too?


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:33 AM

2. Who's going to stop them?

Thats the attitude many police have, especially in North-West Indiana, or at least that has been by experience.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:19 PM

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..

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:02 AM

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