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    Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    Prison For Recording A Cop? Illinois Law Under Fire | Fox News

    Talk about some bullsh!t.

    Drew was carrying an Olympus digital voice recorder. Police had no idea that he was recording the arrest. When you record police, prosecutors or judges in Illinois without their consent, it is a class one felony, punishable by 15 years in prison
    If you are a public servant, in a public area, doing a public service then you should be able to record them.

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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Prison For Recording A Cop? Illinois Law Under Fire | Fox News

    Talk about some bullsh!t.



    If you are a public servant, in a public area, doing a public service then you should be able to record them.
    That is ridiculous especially how are we supposed to hold corrupt cops accountable without being able to record them?

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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Prison For Recording A Cop? Illinois Law Under Fire | Fox News

    Talk about some bullsh!t.



    If you are a public servant, in a public area, doing a public service then you should be able to record them.
    I thought this was already struck down or was that some other state?
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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    This happens all the time now... there was a famous case not too long ago in California where a guy died. Cops regularly threaten people who are recording them on their phones.

    Police fight cellphone recordings - The Boston Globe



    BS like this has GOT to be reversed. Cops should assume they are being recorded all the time and act accordingly, not threaten people, trump up charges of "illegal electronic surveillance" and arrest bystanders who are doing nothing wrong.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    The anti video taping police law was stuck down in a lower federal court,so hopefully this makes its way to the SC and the SC agrees.

    Federal Court Rules Videotaping Police Is A First Amendment Right | PFPM
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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    I've had cops literally say "who are they going to believe me or you" and I was like "yep wish I had a tape recorder right about now" and now they are going to put people in jail for defending their rights? Tell me is this a two way street? Are police going to have to inform people that their squat car is under surveillance or is that covered under "you have the right to remain silent anything you say can and will be held against you in the court of law," and if so is the defendant who stands accused of recording the police officer allowed to use the same vague statement and continue recording without penalty? Why do certain members of our society have more rights than others? Because I'm fairly freaking sure that the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause says quite clearly that "no State shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    Have I stated that I really don't like this legislation?

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    Re: Prison for recording a cop? Illinois law under fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormageddon View Post
    That is ridiculous especially how are we supposed to hold corrupt cops accountable without being able to record them?
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