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The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Cook County state’s attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers.

Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois - chicagotribune.com

Why anyone ever thought it was a good idea to criminalize citizens filming agents of the government in doing their jobs is completely beyond me.

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