Recording police making arrests: The outrageous Illinois law that makes it a felony.

Posted: February 2, 2012 in NEWS, POLICE STATE, POLITICS
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Is Chicago really planning on detaining anyone who records protestor arrests at the G-8 summit?

In three months, thousands of reporters from around the globe will descend on Chicago for the G-8 summit. Part of what they will chronicle is the protests and police crackdowns that have made each annual meeting so newsworthy. Sadly for all these reporters, and for all the American journalists with plans to film the protestors and cops, any effort to audiotape police activity on public streets or in parks is a crime in Illinois—a crime punishable by 15 years in prison.

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