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    Not against the law to film Police!!!!!

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    The Police had no problem dragging a cop car over to film us once upon a time in Madison....................but they're special and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    The Police had no problem dragging a cop car over to film us once upon a time in Madison....................but they're special and all.
    So true! Does anyone have that video?

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    I only know for sure that IL (in our area anyway) prohibits filming or recording LEO's. The court case was an appeals court in Washington, I don't know what district that would cover.

    So if IL decides to prosecute in spite of that ruling, and the appeals get to the appeals court on the fed level and THAT appeals court differs from the Washington court in it's decision, then it'd have to go to the SC.

    So in other words, you still might have a LONG court fight on your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul@paul-fisher.com View Post
    So true! Does anyone have that video?
    Yes, but it's rather uninformative. It has no sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcav8r View Post
    I only know for sure that IL (in our area anyway) prohibits filming or recording LEO's.
    You can film and record the Police in public in IL. You can't audio record them without consent. However, if you have camera anywhere near them in public be prepared to be surrounded, verbally abused, and threatened with fake laws "since 9-11".
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    Video

    The only video I know of is the Illinois incident where the guy is going to get 75 years. Check it out on http://www.theblaze.com. He went to court to answer the charge and was recording that and he told the judge he was. As soon as he left the building he was arrested for violating the eavesdropping statute. Go see the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law abider View Post
    The only video I know of is the Illinois incident where the guy is going to get 75 years. Check it out on http://www.theblaze.com. He went to court to answer the charge and was recording that and he told the judge he was. As soon as he left the building he was arrested for violating the eavesdropping statute. Go see the video.
    He was arrested for audio recording.

    There are three landmark cases in IL regarding wiretapping.

    The first is the street artist selling without a business license in Chicago. A friend recorded his arrest. The cops charged the artist with felony wiretap. The case has been postponed because the artist has cancer. (posted in several threads here)

    The second was the Indiana woman who secretly recorded two corrupt cops trying to talk her out of filing a complaint against a third officer. She won her case two weeks ago with a not guilty verdict by the jury. (posted in several threads here)

    The third is our man who also audio recorded police, city officials, and the judge. One of the reasons he recorded the judge was because they (the court) would not have a court reporter document his court proceedings. So he did it himself. His trail was just postponed. One of probably 20-30 postponements he will have to endure. One of the tricks in IL is to drag the case out as long as possible to grind down the defendant's will, money, and time in hopes they will eventually deal instead of going to trial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNlJYSIzjoU
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyHamlet View Post
    One of the tricks in IL is to drag the case out as long as possible to grind down the defendants will, money, and time in hopes they will eventually deal instead of going to trial.
    That's not just an IL 'trick.' The BATFE wing of our federal government has a long and proud history of doing it, as do many other governmental entities, and some corporations also.

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