November 26, 2012

Supreme Court Rejects Police State Appeal

You know, once in a great while, when you least expect it. The ACLU at last does something good.

The Supreme Court has rejected an Illinois prosecutor's plea to allow enforcement of a law aimed at stopping people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers. The law sets out a maximum prison term of 15 years.

I'm sure that the most corrupt police force in the country there Chitown isn't too happy about this.

By Howie at 02:33 PM | Comments |