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Illinois Prosecutor Invokes Homeland Security in Recording Cops Case

4 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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In rare case, NYC cops charged with assault over teen's arrest

News : The Newsroom (last month)

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York police officers have been charged with assaulting a teenaged boy during his arrest in Brooklyn, prosecutors said on Wednesday, an unusual case in a city where prosecutions of polic... Read Post

Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

News : The Raw Story (20 hours ago)

Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee ... Read Post

Another Illinois Citizen Charged for Recording Police

News : The Agitator (4 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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