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Illinois Prosecutor Invokes Homeland Security in Recording Cops Case

3 years agoNews : The Agitator

Christopher Drew, whom I’ve written about here and here, is a Chicago artist who was arrested in December 2009 for recording his arrest by a Chicago police officer. Drew set out to get arrested. He was protesting a Chicago city ordinance that prevented him from selling art on city streets without a permit. He says [...]
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Illinois: Where Recording On-Duty Cops Is Treated Like Sexual Assault

News : Reason (4 years ago)

Last week, an Illinois judge rejected Chicago artist Christopher Drew's motion to dismiss the Class I felony charge against him. Drew is charged with violating the state's eavesdropping statute when he recorded his encounter with a ... Read Post

Illinois Judge Says Eavesdropping Law Is Unconstitutional

News : Reason (2 years ago)

Today a Cook County judge ruled that the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which makes it a crime to record public encounters with the police, is unconstitutional. The case involves Christopher Drew, a Chicago artist who was charged with ... Read Post

Another Illinois Citizen Charged for Recording Police

News : The Agitator (3 years ago)

The New York Times reports on the Illinois eavesdropping law, which allows for a felony charge and up to 15 years of prison for people who record police officers on the job. In addition to artist Christopher Drew—whom I’ve written a... Read Post


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