75 Years in Prison For Videotaping Police


Published on May 15, 2013 by TheTruethSeeker

Michael Allison faces 75 years in prison for five counts of recording law enforcement officials without their consent in Robinson, Illinois.

Illinois is one of the states applying old eavesdropping and wiretapping statutes to new technologies like cell phones or anything else that records audio.

Most states allow citizens to record audio in public of on-duty law enforcement officials without their permission. But that’s considered a felony in Illinois, punishable by up to 15 years in prison for each offense.

11 thoughts on “75 Years in Prison For Videotaping Police

  1. Well I guess that what obama say explains it all – Nothing to hide nothing to fear – and those damned cops sure got a lot to hide don`t they.

    1. yes, Digger — exactly. Just the fact that he was arrested, and that they’re constantly confiscating video cameras is giving the public the perfect message.
      Like they were always telling us as they installed surveillance cameras all over: “if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about”.
      The cops are obviously doing a lot of wrong things if they spend so much effort destroying evidence, and the public is seeing this.

  2. Didn’t the Supreme Court recently rule on the issue of videotaping police? What I recall is that it is perfectly legal to videotape a cop on duty performing his job. Can anyone confirm this?

    1. Oh yeah, we absolutely have the lawful right to film anything and everything in the public square, it is just that they will be beat you to death if you do. I think they call this a ‘grey area’.

      1. Well then Henry, they will have to try to beat me to death if they ask me for my cellphone or any other videotape device I may have caught them on. Best thing to do is press the send button to a website like FTTWR for full disclosure.

  3. They have apps now that can send video straight to a pc, or several at the same time. People need to start using them.

    Then if the cops grab their phones, thinking they have all the evidence that’s been recorded, they’ll be in for one hell of a surprise when their atrocities show up on YouTube for all to see.

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