Friday, May 17, 2013

75 Years in Prison For Videotaping Police

Michael Allison faces 75 years in prison for five counts of recording law enforcement officials without their consent in Robinson, Illinois.

Illinois is one of the states applying old eavesdropping and wiretapping statutes to new technologies like cell phones or anything else that records audio.

Most states allow citizens to record audio in public of on-duty law enforcement officials without their permission. But that's considered a felony in Illinois, punishable by up to 15 years in prison for each offense.-

via LRC Blog

The law in Illinois is being enforced for one reason and one reason only, to protect the uniformed thugs call cops. Much blatant police misconduct will now not be recorded by citizens for fear that they too could be prosecuted and sent to one of the state's hellholes called prisons, simply for using their cellphones to record the cops in a public place while said cops are on duty and "protecting" the citizens. Oh, but the criminal cops can still record YOU without YOUR consent!

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