Chicago artist's protest backfires as he faces 15 years in jail for recording police

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    Chicago artist Chris Drew faces 15 years jail because he recorded own arrest | Mail Online

    This law is so ass-backwards.
     
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    If ever there was a good time to invoke jury nullification, this would be it.
     
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    Public officials recorded in a public place.

    Can they get that pig to fly?
     
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    Seems like bullshit to me too.

    Especially considering the fact that cops videotape traffic stops without asking permission all the time.
     
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    1. "Maryland, Illinois and Massachusetts are the only states where it is illegal to record conversations with the police.
    In Illinois police are currently prosecuting nine people for alleged breaches of the law."

    Read more: Chicago artist Chris Drew faces 15 years jail because he recorded own arrest | Mail Online

    2. The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".

    3. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others", Animal Farm
     

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