Category: Wiretapping

Miami-Dade Prosecutor Loses Landmark Right To Record Case In Federal Court

Miami-Dade Prosecutor Loses Landmark Right To Record Case In Federal Court

A Florida man won the right to surreptitiously record police officers while making internal affairs complaints without the threat of prosecution when he defeated the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office (SAO) in a federal appeals court ruling. Prosecutors tried to censor the citizen, wh ...
Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Homestead Police Department (HPD), in South Florida, has myriad problems respecting the First Amendment. I went to HPD this week to serve some officers in a civil rights suit, the story was covered earlier. While entering I discovered that HPD still has not learned that photography is no ...
Massachusetts Wiretapping Law Targeted by ACLU Lawsuit, The Second Such Suit This Year

Massachusetts Wiretapping Law Targeted by ACLU Lawsuit, The Second Such Suit This Year

The Massachusetts wiretapping law makes it a felony to surreptitiously audio record anyone — even police officers and other government employees, and even when in a public place. But a lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts argues that the law is ...
Controversial Conservative Group Sues to Overturn Massachusetts’ “Unconstitutional” Wiretapping Law

Controversial Conservative Group Sues to Overturn Massachusetts’ “Unconstitutional” Wiretapping Law

The Project Veritas Action Fund, a conservative nonprofit known for releasing undercover videos, filed a federal lawsuit last Friday seeking to overturn aspects of the Massachusetts wiretapping law, which criminalizes secretly audio recording conversations. Stephen Gordon, a spokesper ...
New Hampshire Man Beats Wiretapping Charges After Recording Cops Who Raided His Home

New Hampshire Man Beats Wiretapping Charges After Recording Cops Who Raided His Home

Despite coming up with a novel argument to justify wiretapping charges against Alfredo Valentin, the New Hampshire man arrested in March for recording police as they searched his home, prosecutors were smacked down by a judge in a ruling issued last Wednesday. "They tried to take the ...
LAPD Caught on Video Shooting Unarmed Homeless Man to Death While Holding Him Facedown

LAPD Caught on Video Shooting Unarmed Homeless Man to Death While Holding Him Facedown

An LAPD cop shot and killed a homeless man on Los Angeles' Skid Row earlier today as other officers held him facedown on the sidewalk, sparking outrage from dozens of witnesses, calling the cop who pulled the trigger a "sellout" because he was black like the victim. The incident, whic ...
Illinois Cop Claims It’s “Now Illegal to Record” Cops After Caught Sleeping in Car

Illinois Cop Claims It’s “Now Illegal to Record” Cops After Caught Sleeping in Car

An Illinois cop told a man it was "now illegal to record a police officer in public" after the man claimed he had caught him sleeping in his car on Friday. It is not illegal to record cops in Illinois, as we explained here, but it used to be under the state's Draconian Eavesdropping B ...
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 ...