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A Blow to the Police State: Judge Rules Illinois Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional

March 5, 2012
Madison Ruppert, The Intel Hub

In a major victory for Americans who value liberty and the First Amendment, a Cook County, Illinois judge ruled that the state’s highly controversial eavesdropping law is unconstitutional.

The law made the simple act of recording a police officer without their consent, even during the course of their public duties, a felony offense.

Judge Stanley Sacks declared that the eavesdropping law is unconstitutional on the grounds that it has the potential to criminalize what would otherwise be “wholly innocent conduct.”

I couldn’t agree more, and it’s great to see that there are, in fact, some sane individuals working in the American justice system still.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rwolf permalink
    March 5, 2012 5:17 pm

    In some instances a Citizen’s only chance against corrupt and abusive Police—to prove what actually happened during a police encounter—is to record/film the Cops. Almost every week there are published news accounts of e.g. police taking bribes, aiding & smuggling illegal drugs, robbing drug-dealers, planting evidence and committing perjury. Police corruption has become a greater threat to Americans since Congress passed in December 2011 (NDAA) The National Defense Authorization ACT of 2012. Police that falsify reports and give perjured testimony can cause innocent Citizens to be swept off the street and indefinitely incarcerated for suspected of supporting or being a terrorist, combatant or belligerent. Under (NDAA) Government doesn’t need probable cause or corroborating evidence to Indefinitely Detain Americans without charges, without right to an attorney, trial or Habeas Corpus. A recording or film of police may be a Citizen’s only hope-provided police don’t destroy it…

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