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  • Breaking: Wikileaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    08/06/2016 10:56:06 PM PDT · by Pollard · 22 replies
    Just a little info bar at the top of the site for now. Screenshot below. Clicking on Voew More just brought me to more election stuff. Guess I'll find out more in the morning.
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    07/27/2016 5:31:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 458 replies
    Corruption: Clinton's cash-machine, cozying up with rich donors who want leverage on the White House.
  • Osama bin Laden's son threatens revenge against U.S.

    07/10/2016 7:50:00 AM PDT · by granite · 56 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Published Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:03AM EDT | The Associated Press
    BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era

    11/23/2015 6:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | Claire Voon
    From cakewalks to carols, historic sounds of all kinds are preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Cylinder Audio Archive, home to a vast collection of recordings. The UCSB Library first made this archive available online in 2005, but it recently launched a new website that now features over 10,000 cylinder recordings - all available to download or stream online for free. Cylinders, as the website explains, are what people listened to "before MP3s, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records - First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were...
  • Audio Recording from Inside Bataclan During Terror Attack [Better Quality Version]

    Audio of the dramatic shootout in the Bataclan in Paris on the night of November 13, 2015. Italian Vincenzo Capuana, Perugia, who has lived in France for several years, was attending the concert and recorded audio when all hell broke loose. The music suddenly interrupted by the winds, the screams of the people, the stampede, the chaos ..... the audio was recorded on phone in the pocket by Vincenzo Capuana and played over the phone to radio show "Trapocoinedicola", a nightly radio news show hosted by Stefano Mensurati Read more at
  • Music [trivia] question: Green Acres theme

    08/12/2015 1:22:10 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 66 replies
    Way too early on April 12, 2015 | Self
    In another thread, I came across Donald Trump doing a passable job of the Green Acres theme. Here in the Dallas area, the Ticket sports station has their own variation of the theme. My question to the vast collection of musicologists out there in FReeperland is about the instrumentation deployed on that familiar theme. What in the heck are those instruments that gave it such a distinct, rustic flavor? Was it Moog synthesizers or traditional string and woodwinds? I'll admit to being pretty much of an idiot when it comes to the "behind the scenes" stuff involved in creation of...
  • Hidden Camera Catches NYPD Cops Arresting Man For No Reason, Making Up Purpose for Stopping Him

    05/06/2015 4:39:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies ^ | 1 May, 2015 | Josie Wales
    Bronx, NY – A video published on Youtube yesterday by user benfarias13 shows an apalling abuse of power by the NYPD when they pull over and arrest a man for absolutely no reason. The video begins with the driver sitting calmly in his car when an officer walks up and opens the car door, demanding he “step out of the car.” The cop immediately tells him to put his hands behind his back and cuffs him, asking him if he has any weapons. The man complies and replies that he does not have any weapons, asking why he’s being arrested....
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Constitutional Rights to Video and Audio Record in Public

    12/31/2014 2:39:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Graphic from The ubiquity of inexpensive and capable video and audio recording devises is changing the legal and political landscape for everyone, but especially for police, criminals, and armed Americans.  The open carry movement learned early on that recording of an incident removed the he said/she said ambiguity that is often found to be in a police officer's favor.  There have been many cases where the interaction was recorded and a settlement was paid to the person exercising their rights.  Many defensive actions by armed Americans have been caught on surveillance cameras and have gone viral on the...
  • NY: Recording Makes Crucial Difference in NY Defense Case

    12/04/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, David Carlson of Sparrow Bush, New York, was a principal actor in a tragic situation involving a fugitive who was facing statutory rape charges.   Norris Acosta-Sanchez had fled the police and was living in a cabin not far from the Carlson's home.  Carlson got to know him; well enough to invite him to dinner in his house several times.   Acosta-Sanchez eventually confided in Carlson that he was a wanted man, though he did not disclose the charges against him. Carlson tried to cooperate with police to have Acosta-Sanchez taken into custody.   In a sequence of events worthy...
  • BYU professors discover hidden recording device in classroom ['content inadvertently erased']

    11/17/2014 8:55:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Jessica Ivins
    PROVO — Police at Brigham Young University are investigating whether any laws were broken after professors discovered a voice-activated recording device stuck under a chair in a lecture hall on campus. Two professors were working on a PowerPoint presentation in the Joseph Smith Building two weeks ago when they discovered a digital recorder stuck to the bottom of a stool with Velcro, police said. After attempting to play back the recordings, they grew concerned and began searching other classrooms in the building. Upon discovering similar Velcro setups under chairs in other classrooms, the professors called police. The investigation, however, has...
  • How to Select a Region By-The-Numbers in Audacity (Free Sound Processor)

    11/13/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 11/12/2014 | Charles O'Connell
     The worst rub is the learning curve. There needs to be a hierarchy of the most common tasks.  Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many...
  • [VANITY] Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Question

    10/25/2014 10:30:26 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 55 replies
    Oct 25, 2014 | Nobody but me
    Here's a full length (12:04) version of Papa Was A Rolling Stone by the Temptations in high quality evidently played off vinyl. This longer version has a very long instrumental introduction and a long bridge at the midpoint. The musicianship impresses me. A very haunting melody with a string section and brass, rare in music nowadays. Since I know little about the recording industry, I have to ask the intelligentsia (a big word for FReepers), what techniques were used in the early 1970s to create such a sound. I presume it was recorded in the rather modest facilities of Motown...
  • Audio captured at time of Michael Brown shooting, company says

    08/30/2014 4:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jason Hanna
    A company whose video chat service apparently captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting said Thursday the recording was created at the time the Missouri teenager was killed this month. The revelation from Glide appears to bolster a man's claim that he inadvertently recorded audio of gunfire at the time a police officer shot and killed the 18-year-old Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9. The video was created at 12:02:14 p.m. that day, Glide said. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shortly after noon.
  • Minneapolis Police to Use Body Cameras as Early as September

    07/08/2014 3:10:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | Jay Kolls
    We now know when and where Minneapolis Police officers will soon be testing body cameras on the streets. The Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed that dozens of officers will test the body cameras in three precincts in late September or early October. The tests will be done in precincts that generally have higher police activity. MPD says the body cams will be used for testing purposes only in the First Precinct downtown, the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis and the Fifth Precinct in southwest Minneapolis. The city council set aside $400,000 to buy the cameras for the 2014 budget. Mayor...
  • Could Streaming Music Go The Way Of The Betamax?

    06/12/2014 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/11/14 | Christopher Versace
    Hollywood and the recording industry, often called the content industry, have a long and ignoble history of opposition to new technology. That list now includes streaming services. The record industry is pushing every button to try to kill off this growing marketplace. Look at Pandora, which had 77 million active listeners at the end of May. During the month those millions and millions of people listened to 1.73 billion hours of Pandora programming, a 28% increase year over year. Wall Street expects Pandora to grow its revenue 38% this year to 900 million – that’s the good news. The bad...
  • Secret Recordings Expose Alleged Murder Plot

    04/27/2014 12:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    ABC Local ^ | Friday, April 25, 2014 | David Ono
    They were a Los Angeles power couple - smart, beautiful, successful. But suddenly, their relationship went into a tailspin. Now, one is in jail for attempted murder. It is a sad story of how a once wonderful relationship can go tragically wrong. In this Eyewitness News exclusive, we have obtained what prosecutors call the key piece of evidence: an audio tape of the husband allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his model wife. Monica Olsen once walked the runway for top designers, was the inspiration for a crime fighting comic book heroine, an actress, and now a...
  • Police seizing cellphones: A civil-rights dispute

    03/20/2014 7:28:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    You're walking down the sidewalk and see police officers making an arrest. They're using force, and the man they're arresting is protesting. You pull out your cellphone and start recording. An officer orders you to stop, says you're breaking the law. He demands that you hand over your phone. What should you do? Are you breaking the law?No, according to local lawyers, as long as you were in a public place and not interfering with the officer or his investigation. "You have an absolute right to videotape an officer or anyone else on the street," said Howard Marks, an Orlando...
  • Recording youtube clips to DVD

    03/01/2014 9:33:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    muhself | 3-1-14 | TZ
    Wanting to record some "how-to" videos to a DVD disk for future use in a portable , battery-operated DVD play-only device. is there a way to do this and do so without signing up for a youtube account?
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Recording Traffic Stop Lands Davie Woman In Jail [S. FLA}

    02/20/2014 9:28:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 02-20-2014 | Staff
    FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Davie woman plans to sue the Broward Sheriff’s Office after she was forced to spend the night in jail for using her cellphone to record a deputy during a traffic stop. Last March, 33-year old Brandy Berning was pulled over by Lt. William O’Brien after she reportedly drove in the HOV lane at the wrong time, according to The Sun-Sentinel. As O’Brien approached her vehicle, Berning hit the record button on her phone. She recorded about 15 seconds of the conversation before telling O’Brien that he was being recorded. That’s when the deputy told her...
  • Prompted by criminal charges, Little Canada man announces run for council

    02/03/2014 4:53:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-1-14 | Raya Zimmerman
    Andrew Joseph Henderson announced his candidacy for the Little Canada City Council on Thursday, roughly a year after he was criminally charged for videotaping the activities of a sheriff's deputy and ambulance crew outside his apartment. Henderson, 29, said Saturday his ongoing trial played "a good part" in his decision to run for city council, although he said he would have run either way. "I believe the government should be watched and held accountable for the people," he said. "People are in charge of the government and not the other way around." Henderson was charged in Ramsey County District Court...
  • CFTC Takes A Page From NSA; Broker Recording

    12/12/2013 2:35:48 PM PST · by h20skier66 · 7 replies
    Turnkey Trading Partners ^ | 12/12/13 | James Bibbings
    The obligation to tape record oral communications is imposed on all oral discussions whether they are conducted by telephone, voicemail, mobile device, or other digital/electronic media for a period of at least one year. Conversations must be captured and recorded by registrants whether they occur over company owned equipment or staff owned equipment (ie personal mobile phones, tablets, computers, etc.). These recordings are then also required to be cataloged, maintained, and archived in a form and manner that is both identifiable and searchable by transaction. In person, face to face meetings are excluded from the tape recording obligation.
  • The Secret of that Capitol Studios Sound.

    12/06/2013 6:43:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 19 replies ^ | Dec 2nd, 2013 | by John Peabody
    "There are a few magical studios with such amazing sound that they have become sort of sonic temples for musicians who dream of making musical pilgrimages to them. There’s Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, home to the Motown sound. There’s FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where artists like Wilson Picket and Otis Redding honed the 60’s southern soul sound. And then there’s Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles. Housed in the iconic circular building on Hollywood and Vine, it’s uniquely famous as much for what it looks like on the outside, as what’s been created on the inside........" .....Designed in...
  • Help Please: How Do I Record A Live Webcast in Win-7 Pro 64x?

    11/02/2013 5:51:57 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    General Dynamics Electric Boat ^ | 11/2/13 | General Dynamics Electric Boat
    General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen North Dakota (SSN-784), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard here on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. A "live" video and audio webcast of the North Dakota christening will be accessible online at: Webcast coverage will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EDT; the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12:15 p.m. The program will be available for on-demand replay for one week, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
  • Yes, You Have the Right to Record the Police: Analysis

    06/07/2013 12:42:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 5 June, 3013 | Morgan Leigh Manning
    On May 8, Maria Melendez, Melendez's daughter, Melissa Quair, and Quair's boyfriend reportedly witnessed about a half-dozen Kern County, Calif., highway patrol officers beating and kicking 33-year old David Silva in front of Kern Medical Center. Silva, the father of four young children, died early on the morning of May 8, presumably from the injuries he sustained from the incident. Melendez recorded the entire episode on her phone, as did her daughter's boyfriend. But before she could send the videos to news media outlets, she later told reporters, detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, acting without a warrant, confiscated...
  • Alleged McConnell Bugger Visited White House

    04/18/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 26 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | April 17, 2013 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — The head of a group accused of illegally taping private meetings of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign visited the White House days before the group's Twitter account began actively attacking the Kentucky Republican, according to White House visitors logs.
  • Need information for an idea I have.

    04/13/2013 5:19:37 PM PDT · by knarf · 17 replies
    self ^ | April 17, 2013 | knarf
    I have an idea that would use one of those greeting card type recordings but I would need .. or want .. one that would play about 3 minutes ...
  • mp3 recording help needed

    03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Cowman · 26 replies
    self | 3-30-2013 | self
    I'm having trouble recording mp3s. My Asus laptop has 2 headphone jacks and I used to use a short cable between one of them to my microphone jack and use Magix to record internet radio while I'm at work. I recently had a virus removed that required reinstalling Windows 7. Since then one headphone jack stopped working and when I connect the one that does work to the mic jack I just get a buzz in the recording. If I connect a mic to the jack and record from that it seems to work but the recording is not as...
  • Supreme Court: Go Ahead Citizen And Record Police Officers(FL)

    11/30/2012 4:42:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Tim Brown
    For a while now, especially since the arrival of YouTube ordinary citizens have been attempting to make police accountable for their actions by videoing them. Many times police officers do not have a problem being videoed. However the State of Illinois does not like their officers being videoed and sought to impose a penalty of up to 15 years in prison tied to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law. ---------------------------cut----------------------- Obviously lower level courts and even a Justice Department backing, in an Obama administration, concluded that there was nothing criminal about citizens videoing police officers. Officers are not above the law. Their...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested For Trying To Report Suspected Crime

    05/19/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Carlos Miller
    John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. The former city council candidate ended up in jail after the men who were in street clothes turned out to be cops arresting a suspected shoplifter. They thought he was taking their picture. According to the Kinston Free Press: Nix said one man quickly walked up to him, showed a police badge, and asked: “Can I help you?” He told the officer he could not help him, but...
  • First Amendment Right to Record the Police Performing Their Duties in Public

    05/19/2012 6:26:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    The U.S. Justice Department opined May 14 that the First Amendment does secure such a right, reaffirming a January letter that I had missed. “Recording governmental officers engaged in public duties,” the letter reasons, “is a form of speech through which private individuals may gather and disseminate information of public concern, including the conduct of law enforcement officers.” The letter, addressed to the Baltimore Police Department based on the Department’s past interference with such recording, is consistent with the Seventh Circuit’s May 8 decision in ACLU v. Alvarez (which it doesn’t cite) and the First Circuit’s decision in Glik v....
  • Simon Glik Wins $170,000 Settlement From Unlawful Arrest Recording Police(MA)

    03/28/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Carlos Miller
    Simon Glik, the attorney who last year forced the First Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm that recording police in public is not a crime, will receive a $170,000 settlement from the City of Boston, stemming from his 2007 arrest for recording police in a public park. Even though criminal charges against Glik were quickly dismissed, it took five years to settle the case because police were seeking qualified immunity in making unlawful arrests, which would have protected them from such lawsuits. Obviously, they were under the impression that the long-standing legal principle of ignorance of the law excuses no...
  • House kills audio recording bill

    03/22/2012 10:22:50 PM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    The State-Journal Register ^ | March 21, 2012 | David Thomas
    The Illinois House killed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed citizens to make audio recordings of police officers in public places. Video recordings without sound already are legal in Illinois. “Citizens are unfortunately being charged under this current law for doing nothing more than what we already do every day, which is to take out our cell phone, open up the camera, and start recording," said the sponsor of House Bill 3944, Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, The bill failed on a 45-59 vote. As a result, Illinois remains a “two-party consent” state when it comes to wiretapping. This means...
  • Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional(IL)

    03/05/2012 3:47:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 2 March, 2012 | Jason Meisner
    A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law makes it a felony offense to make audio recordings of police officers without their consent even when they’re performing their public duties. Judge Stanley Sacks, who is assigned to the Criminal Courts Building, found the eavesdropping law unconstitutional because it potentially criminalizes “wholly innocent conduct.”
  • Bill would let people record audio of cops(IL)

    01/23/2012 7:42:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12 January, 2012 | Ryan Haggerty
    With the constitutionality of Illinois' eavesdropping law already facing several court challenges, a Democratic state representative from Northbrook has filed a bill that would allow people to audio-record a police officer working in public without the officer's consent. "I believe that the existing statute is a significant intrusion into First Amendment rights, so with the prosecutions and the court cases that have been reported about, it just seemed that this is a problem in need of a swift solution," Rep. Elaine Nekritz said in an interview Thursday. Illinois' eavesdropping law is one of the strictest in the country and makes...
  • Supreme Court Rules Home Use of VCRs Okay! (1984)

    01/18/2012 6:07:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    The Eighties Club ^ | 1/18/1984 | The Eighties Club
    Supreme Court OKs Use of Video Recorders in Homes 5-4 Decision in Copyright Case: The Supreme Court Jan. 17 ruled, 5-4, that the noncommercial home use of video cassette recorders did not violate the federal Copyright Act of 1976. The decision in Sony v. Universal City Studios had been one of the most eagerly awaited of the current high court term. According to the video industry, an estimated 10% of U.S. households had VCRs, with about eight million machines in use at the end of 1983. VCR sales in 1984 were expected to be over five million. The ruling was...
  • Strict eavesdropping law ruled unconstitutional in Illinois case

    09/17/2011 7:29:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Kirsten Berg
    An Illinois judge ruled the state’s eavesdropping law unconstitutional as applied to a man who faced up to to 75 years in prison for secretly recording his encounters with police officers and a judge. “A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties,” the judge wrote in his decision dismissing the five counts of eavesdropping charges against defendant Michael Allison. “Such action impedes the free flow of information concerning public officials and violates the First Amendment right...
  • Even a top cop concedes a right to video arrests - but the street tells a different story

    09/07/2011 4:44:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 3 September, 2011 | JAN RANSOM
    TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken. Meanwhile, two officers...
  • The War on Cameras It has never been easier—or more dangerous—to record the police.

    12/10/2010 6:45:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | January, 2011 | Radley Balko
    Michael Allison, a 41-year-old backyard mechanic from southeastern Illinois, faces up to 75 years in prison for an act most people don’t realize is a crime: recording public officials. Allison lives in Bridgeport, Illinois, and often spends time at his mother’s house in Robinson, one county to the north. Both towns have abandoned property (or “eyesore”) ordinances prohibiting the parking of inoperable or unregistered vehicles on private property except in enclosed garages. These rules place a substantial burden on hobbyists like Allison; to obey the law he must either build a garage—which he says isn’t an option, given his property...
  • ACLU sues Illinois over absurd law forbiding recording of cops

    08/22/2010 6:42:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Photography is not a Crime ^ | 20 August, 2010 | Carlos Miller
    There’s been a misconception in the media lately about it being illegal to videotape cops in three states; Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. That’s not exactly true. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to secretly record anybody without their consent, but there is no law against openly videotaping anybody in public with or without their consent, including cops. In fact, charges have been dropped against people who have been arrested for videotaping cops in public in Massachusetts. In Maryland, state police and a certain prosecutor treat it as if it is illegal but another state attorney as well as the attorney general...
  • "Police Officers Don't Check Their Civil Rights at the Station House Door"

    08/12/2010 8:33:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 9 August, 2010 | Radley Balko
    The debate over whether citizens should be permitted to record on-duty police officers intensified this summer. High profile incidents in Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere spurred coverage of the issue from national media outlets ranging from the Associated Press to Time to NPR. Outside the law enforcement community, a consensus seems to be emerging that it’s bad policy to arrest people who photograph or record police officers on the job. The Washington Post, USA Today, the Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, writing in Popular Mechanics, all weighed in on the side that citizen photography and...
  • Maryland Law Enforcement Officials Still Arresting, Charging People for Recording Cops

    06/04/2010 5:42:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies · 1,289+ views
    Reason ^ | 29 May, 2010 | Radley Balko
    In a column last month I wrote about Anthony Graber, a Maryland man who was arrested for posting a video of a traffic stop to YouTube. Graber was pulled over on his motorcycle by Maryland State Trooper Joseph David Ulher. Uhler drew his gun during the stop. Graber was wearing a camera on his helmet. Graber thought Uhler's actions were excessive, so he posted the video to the Internet. Days later, police raided the home of Graber's parents. Graber was arrested, booked, and jailed. He was charged with violating Maryland's wiretapping statute. In an interview he gave to blogger Carlos...

    05/19/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 176 replies · 2,138+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | unknown
    thatstheguy07 — May 17, 2010 — Since this video has been getting so many views, and ppl have been asking the same questions, I figured Id explaion a ciuple things here. This video was sent to me by someone on facebook. I dont know who the guy is, what the aftermath was, or which crossing this was at.
  • DVR turning Leno slot into a black hole

    11/30/2009 3:33:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 784+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2009 | PAUL THARP
    Jay Leno has done more than just bomb in his prime-time slot on NBC. He may have started a revolution there. It seems that not only are viewers tuning out Leno and other shows offered at 10 p.m. -- they are actually using the slot to catch up on shows they've recorded. DVR usage, which like live programming is measured by Nielsen Co., is up by 1.4 household ratings points in the 10 p.m. slot, while NBC has lost an average of 1.8 points compared to fall 2008. "The DVR phenomenon is a little bit higher than we thought," said...
  • Music industry bows to point-and-shoot cameras

    11/10/2009 12:49:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 75 replies · 1,357+ views
    Cnet ^ | November 10, 2009 4:00 AM PST | Daniel Terdiman
    At last month's huge U2 show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., how could you tell the difference between the professional photographers and your average amateurs? Answer: the professionals were the ones whisked away after Bono and friends finished their third song, and the amateurs were still there, happily shooting to their heart's content. Nearly every person at any show these days is going to have some form of camera with them, be it a point-and-shoot, an iPhone or some other camera phone, and it seems that there is almost no way to imagine keeping all those devices out....
  • MICROPHONE HAT -- hands-free recording

    I guess no one has ever thought of this before. This guy is gonna make a mint selling these things. Buy while you can!!!
  • Michelle Obama Story to be Updated Tomorrow October 19

    10/18/2008 8:46:53 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 111 replies · 3,857+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 18, 2008 | African Press
    We would like to inform all our readers that update on Michelle Obama story will be released tomorrow. We have understood the importance that the American people put into electing the right candidate for the Presidency. It is important that the tapes be released and all can judge for themselves what Mrs Obama meant and why it has come at the near-end of electioneering. The fact that the mainstream American media has been reluctant to reveal what they know about Obama is very unfortunate. The American mainstream media seems to be interested in excitement and we all know that the...
  • Why don't cell phones include a conversation recorder option?

    06/20/2008 6:41:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 543+ views
    Self | 20 June, 2008 | Marktwain
    There is a considerable demand for a feature on cell phones that would record conversations. Given today's technology and cheap memory, it would be very easy. Moreover, It would be legal in the approximately 37 states and the Federal government that allow recording of conversations when a person involved in the conversation approves of it. It would be an excellent tool for recording conversations with "customer service" who record us all the time, and for any official or contractual conversations where matters of law might be involved. Manufacturers of cell phones seem to have gone to considerable lengths to insure...