"You could pull into a street corner and, if there's a drug deal going on a half-block away, you can hear what's going on. You could have all the windows shut and the air-conditioning on and you could hear everything going on outside the vehicle," [Chicago PD Fleet Management Commissioner Michael] Picardi said.
Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, said he would be concerned if the police recorded those conversations without a warrant.
"It would raise serious questions under the Fourth Amendment and the Illinois eavesdropping law," Yohnka said.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
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Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."
It can be hard to see what's in front of you, especially when you're struggling not to see it.
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