Breaking the law: no big deal if you’re the Chicago mayor
Much hubbub was made about police there arresting people for recording the police under and eavesdropping act. And now:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at a Monday news conference, didn’t like questions about whether his press office had recorded reporters’ conversations without first seeking their consent.
That’s a big no-no under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, one of the toughest two-party consent laws in the country.
One woman, Annabel Melongo, spent 20 months in Cook County Jail before a judge finally freed her.
Her crime: She had recorded a couple of phone calls with a court clerk. We’re talking felony, folks.
Emanuel, invoking “Will” Shakespeare, dismissed such bothersome questions about his press office doing the same as “much ado about nothing.”