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1 posted on 11/26/2012 9:20:50 PM PST by Altariel
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the public should be able to tape government officials in the course of their duties. our cars can’t be covered under 4a rights and overhead police drones can loiter over our property indefinitely, and the cops can’t be taped doing their job in public? it’s the right decision.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 9:29:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Altariel

[Meanwhile, several efforts to amend the statute in Springfield have stalled in committee amid heavy lobbying from law enforcement groups in favor of the current law.]

TRANSLATION: The police unions are greasing the palms of legislators to keep the law intact. But they failed to get to the judges.

Citizens with video recorders could really put a crimp in various law enforcement rackets in Chicago.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 9:45:12 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Altariel

The Supreme Court finally does something right.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 10:18:00 PM PST by Republican1795.
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By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who audiotape police officers.

I tried diagraming that sentence, and I got a hand cramp and ran out of paper.

/johnny

5 posted on 11/26/2012 10:28:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Actually, if the police, and more precisely the police unions, really cared about protecting their officers, they would want police activity recorded to protect the officer from lawsuits. The fact that governments try and block recording of police operations shows they indeed have something to hide.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 4:18:59 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Altariel

Good call by the supremes.
LEOs afraid of having their public duties recorded should scare any clear thinking individual.
The very idea is just ridiculous.
The 1st Amendment lives to fight another day.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 5:22:05 AM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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Great decision, though I wish they’d actually heard it, to make a stronger statement how blatantly unconstitutional it is. Several other states have these types of anti-freedom laws.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 6:51:02 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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10 posted on 12/01/2012 8:12:21 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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And what all the people whoe were victims of Felony Kidnapping at the hands of the Police?? Are they now being prosecuted for this BLATANT FELONY KIDNAPPING of countless US Citizens?? and why not?? They all belong in PRISON. And the US Supreme Court just AFFIRMED that. Where are the Federal Prosecutions?? Wake up America.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 5:09:30 AM PST by eyeamok
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