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

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by Bones, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Bones
    Offline

    Bones VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    344
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Ratings:
    +81
    Chicago artist Chris Drew faces 15 years jail because he recorded own arrest | Mail Online

    This law is so ass-backwards.
     
  2. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,778
    Thanks Received:
    7,234
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,880
    If ever there was a good time to invoke jury nullification, this would be it.
     
  3. P F Tinmore
    Offline

    P F Tinmore Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    34,664
    Thanks Received:
    1,700
    Trophy Points:
    1,080
    Ratings:
    +2,927
    Public officials recorded in a public place.

    Can they get that pig to fly?
     
  4. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,778
    Thanks Received:
    7,234
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,880
    Seems like bullshit to me too.

    Especially considering the fact that cops videotape traffic stops without asking permission all the time.
     
  5. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,190
    Thanks Received:
    10,174
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,769
    Mr Drew, the founder of the Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center, had set out to get himself arrested for selling items in the street three times before he was finally stopped by police.Under the Eavesdropping Act, which applies in 12 states, all parties must consent to a recording being made.


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








    Be careful what ya wish for huh boys? :lol::lol:
     
  6. PoliticalChic
    Online

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    55,922
    Thanks Received:
    15,698
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ratings:
    +25,052
    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
     

Share This Page