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Michael Allison faces 75 years in prison for recording law enforcement officials without their consent in Robinson, Illinois.
Illinois is one of the states applying old eavesdropping and wiretapping statutes to new technologies like cell phones or anything else that records audio.
Those laws technically make it illegal to record on-duty law enforcement officials without their consent. The penalty for that crime here in Illinois, is a class 1 felony.
“[In three states] it is now illegal to record an on-duty police officer even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.” -Are Cameras the New Guns?
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Any judge who convict this man over this needs to be disbarred. Any cop who will arrest the guy need to be kicked out of the force, without pension. Any juror who votes to convict this guy needs a serious reality check.
Originally posted by anumohi
if the penalty is 75 years, then just kill the cops, you're going to die in prison anyway