Man faces life in prison for filming police

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by paulbrower, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. paulbrower

    paulbrower New Member

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    I hope this doesn't count as political. I'm still a somewhat new member, for I'll take this down if not appropriate for this forum. Having said that ....

    THIS INFURIATES ME! I'm wondering if there are any LEO's in here that have comments one way or another.

    Man Faces Jail For Recording Police
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I moved this to the legal forum.
     

  3. Bonytony1

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    It is just ridiculous isn't it?!
     
  4. Dennis845

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    Key word!



    ILLINOIS


    Lived there for 38 years, glad I'm finally out.
     
  5. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    Well atleast we know Illinois isn't just an anti gun state. Now we know it is anti camera, too!
     
  6. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I just find the whole thing mind-boggling.
    Where would he be sent to if found guilty?
    Siberia? It appears and not only in politics,
    but in every aspect of American society, the dregs
    once at the bottom have risen to the top, and
    now occupy influential levels of power.
    Is the Peter Principle in perpetual motion?
     
  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    A court of appeals found that the arrest was a violation of the persons 1st and 4th Amendment Rights.

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  8. paulbrower

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    Our government is like little kids. They are always pushing limits. The second we don't fight back, we have given up ground. We need to be more involved.

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  9. tellmaster207

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    I have a feeling I'm going to be asking a dump question.
    In Illinois would you be able to video tape someone without audio, thus not breaking the wire tap law?

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    Good news.
     
  11. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    Sue everyone involved, police, DA's etc.
     
  12. JonM

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    if i have an interaction with police the phone comes out the record gets pushed. the cleo is welcome to a copy if they want it. if the cop arrests me for recording that agency can expect a civil rights suite with lots and lots of zeros in the number of dollars.

    if the police can record me without violating "wire tap" laws with their dash cams and red light cameras and tollway cameras and access store security cameras and atm cameras without a warrant i can record them. works both ways
     
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  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
     
  14. tellmaster207

    tellmaster207 New Member

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    This is an Illinois issue. The people there support these kind of things.
    I have lived in liberal states before & that's just the way it is. You & I cannot change this. States do have the power to make there own laws. The constitution and bill of rights mean nothing in many states already. Goggle," Illinois supreme court", scary stuff.

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  15. RecklessRegard

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    In Ohio, at least, the way law reads and is understood: as long as one or more persons being recorded know they are being recorded, there is no violation of the law.

    -So, here, if you record your interactions between LEO and yourself, you're safe (you know about the recording).

    -If LEO records his/her interactions between a subject and themselves, they are safe (they know about the recording).

    -If a supervisor records an interview between a detective and a suspect/victim, and neither know about it, no good.
     
  16. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    stupid laws by stupid people

    This just screams 'IM TRYING TO COVER UP SOMTHING!'......Dont do anything stupid/embarassing you need to sweat being filmd in the first place. A crooked law to cover crooked people's hind ends.