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Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers


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#1 knucklehead bob

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Courtdeclined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law. The broadly written law -- the most stringent in the country -- makes it a felony to make an audio recording of someone without their permission, punishable by four to 15 years in prison.
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#2 Chauncy Gardner

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Yahoo!! This is what public accountability is all about. Civilian control of the police and police accountability for their actions. I feel much better today about our future.

Every encounter with police that results in an arrest or fine should be recorded. I can't believe that anyone (other than the police) would even consider that such an activity would be illegal. The police should be required to wear cameras in order to record their interactions with citizens, and the cameras should be able to be activated by the citizen - in other words not controlled by the police.




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