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No first amendment right to record cops

Says Federal District Court Judge Suzanne Conlon.

6 Responses to “No first amendment right to record cops”

  1. mikee Says:

    So if I am approached by a police officer, and I immediately state, “May I have your permission to record this conversation?” and the officer says, “NO!” and I then assert my 5th amendment right to keep silent, what trouble am I in?

    Let’s say I provide ID proving who I am, or even, if it is a traffic stop, license, insurance, registration, but keep silent unless he allows me to record the conversation. What then?

    Can one be arrested for silent compliance with an officer?

  2. JimB Says:

    LEO’s are exempt…. Of course they are

  3. Crotalus Says:

    Another enemy of the people in a black robe. Film them surreptitiously from now on, people.

  4. Stuart the Viking Says:

    Why bother Crotalus, you wouldn’t be able to use the resulting audio recording without encriminating yourself.

    This Illinios law is yet another of the many reasons I very rarely set foot in Illinois. I have a father, brother (and his family), and a daughter who all live in Illinois, but I don’t go there because I don’t want to be subjected to Illinois anti-liberty. So I limit my exposure as much as possible by visiting rarely.

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  5. ATLien Says:

    fine, since we have no legal means to protect ourselves from tyrannical cops, let’s just get plain old revenge once they step over the line.

  6. JB Miller Says:

    My surveillance system records audio as well.