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Category: Illinois Eavesdropping Law

Chicago Police Apologize to Hip Hop Artist Rhymefest for Ordering Him to Stop Recording Them in Police Station

Chicago Police Apologize to Hip Hop Artist Rhymefest for Ordering Him to Stop Recording Them in Police Station

A man who entered a Chicago police station Saturday to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint ended up pulling out his phone to start recording when officers refused to take his report. Police then ordered him to leave, telling him he was not allowed to record inside the building, ...
Illinois Cop Tells Disabled Man Photography is a Crime, Refuse to Take IA Report

Illinois Cop Tells Disabled Man Photography is a Crime, Refuse to Take IA Report

An Illinois cop was caught on video accusing a disabled man of being a criminal for recording, then denying his attempt to file an internal affairs complaint while trying to hide behind that state's struck-down, unconstitutional eavesdropping law, which the ACLU had overturned in 2012. ...
Illinois Woman Arrested for Recording Cop Accepts $117,500 Settlement

Illinois Woman Arrested for Recording Cop Accepts $117,500 Settlement

An Illinois woman arrested for video recording police on her friend's property is receiving a $1117,500 settlement. But Naperville officials last week insisted this hefty sum was in no way an admission that its cops "acted wrongfully." However, anybody viewing the video showing uti ...
Illinois Cop Joins Misinformation Campaign Regarding State Wiretapping Law

Illinois Cop Joins Misinformation Campaign Regarding State Wiretapping Law

It didn't take for Illinois cops to start thinking they could start arresting people for recording them thanks to the onslaught of misinformation that went viral this week, convincing much of the internet that it was once again a felony to record cops in that state. That is not the ca ...
The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

Just when you thought it was safe to record cops in Illinois without spending more than a decade in prison, along comes a bill that is said to be as Draconian as the previous law, which was ruled unconstitutional earlier this year after numerous citizens were put through the judicial wri ...