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Shooting Cellphone Video is Not a Felony (in Illinois)

An Illinois judge reverses trend on cops who arrest bystanders recording the action on video.
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Illinois: Where Recording On-Duty Cops Is Treated Like Sexual Assault

News : Reason (5 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

Federal Judge Says There's No First Amendment Right to Record the Cops

News : Reason (4 years ago)

Federal District Court Judge Suzanne Conlon has dismissed (PDF) an ACLU challenge to the Illinois law that makes recording someone in a public space without their permission a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. As I've r... Read Post

New at Reason: Jacob Sullum on Recording Cops in Illinois

News : Reason (3 years ago)

Two weeks ago, an Illinois judge dismissed eavesdropping charges against Michael Allison, who was charged with five felonies punishable by up to 75 years in prison for recording his own conversations with police and other local offi... Read Post


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