Illinois Makes it a Felony to Record Police

Despite the state supreme court, it is now a felony to record police. How many times has a citizen’s recording of his encounter with a police officer (or even the cop’s own dashcam video) helped to corroborate the civilian’s story and exonerate him? Many times, if it hadn’t been for someone’s video footage of the confrontation, the civilian would be locked up for years, all because of what was written in the police report. Cops hate being recorded, especially by a “civilian.” Read more […]