posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:41 AM
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Although I agree with a law against evesdropping as a good thing (thinking the reverse here), I think it is open to abuse as this case shows.
Police should always expect they are being recorded when on the clock...they are public servents and accountable while working by the public.
The no evesdropping should only apply to the public sector, not a cop on the job, or a politician doing their offical business...the law needs to be
As far as the content of the tape, I don't know what was on it so I can't make an opinion one way or another..also, this should not be a felony either
way...thats harsh. 15 potential years is above and beyond the crime. (btw, he wont get 15 years...he won't even get 6 months, but thats beside the
There is a very simple rule that can be applied to "wiretapping" cases.
It's called the "expectation of privacy" - I also agree that people should be allowed to record public employees in the course of their duties no
IMHO 1 day is a totally unacceptable injustice, let alone 6 months.
Of course, if I was on the jury, it's automatic innocent on all counts no matter what the guy was doing.
Then I would stand up in the jury box and tell the prosecutor to take that verdict and shove it up his ass sideways, after which I would chew out the
judge for wasting my time, which of course would land me in prison myself, but it would be worth it.
edit on 15-9-2010 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)