Tape recording Illinois cops

by Walter Olson on January 25, 2011

It could send you to prison. [New York Times; Radley Balko] Related: Jim Harper, Cato.

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1 L Nettles 01.25.11 at 9:29 am

Flier beats TSA video recording charge in court

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/24/flier-beats-tsa-vide.html

2 Jerry Vandesic 01.25.11 at 10:47 am

This comes the same day that the NYT has an article titled “Unusual Wave of Violence Strikes Police Officers.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/us/25shootings.html).

I wonder if there is some connection?

3 Smart Dude 01.25.11 at 5:18 pm

These jack-booted thugs are our employees, not a special Praetorian Guard.

The ability to tape these would be tyrants is a freedom of speech issue.

4 D 01.25.11 at 5:43 pm

Note the president of the Fraternal Order of Police said that the “audio recording of police officers while performing their duty ‘can affect how an officer does his job on the street.’”
I’m glad we agree on that.

The other interesting quote was from the stripper in a stormy relationship with her live-in boyfriend that frequently ends in a visit from the police. “I don’t want to be in jail. I want to make my parents happy and proud of me.”
My, how times change.

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