Video: 75 Years In Prison For Recording On-Duty Officers?

Written by Joe Ross. Posted in Featured, Trends

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Published on September 04, 2011 with No Comments

We recently wrote about an app that documents recordings of law enforcement officers. This news report we found on Boing Boing documents the increasing use of existing laws against eavesdropping to prosecute those who make them. In this case, Michael Allison of Illinois is charged with five felonies, subject to sentencing guidelines equivalent to those applied in rape cases.

A First Circuit ruling this month, explained very well at the Citizen Media Law Project, suggests that such laws may be on a collision course with the First Amendment. For now, Mr. Allison is on his own.

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Joe Ross is one of the cofounders of KeyPulp. A law student, gadget geek and sci-fi fanatic, Joe also enjoys playing music, matching wits with kittens, and being proven wrong by his beautiful fiance. Note: Joe writes about legal stuff sometimes. None of that is legal advice and it should never be construed as such. | 

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