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No Longer Illegal to Record Cops in Illinois

It is no longer illegal for Illinois residents to record police officers on duty, now that a longstanding law has been nullified by the courts.

Since 1961, state law prohibited the audio taping of law enforcement without their consent, except for cases involving the media. Citizens caught violating the law were subject to a felony conviction and 15 years in prison.

Source: All Gov. Read full article. (link)

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  • Incredulous||

    Now we just need to make it not only a crime but a serious felony for police to arrest and detain people for recording them. And police need to be prosecuted and see serious jail time for such a terrible crime. Until then, the law is meaningless.