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-- right well in Illinois.
Can imagine using your cell phone to record the police.
Could send you to prison.
-- -- The speicher in hot water for -- himself getting pulled over for speeding on -- to.
Now estate flop makes it a felony to record audio of the police.
Is just one example from Merrill and Mike Tobin is joining us live -- Chicago.
But they don't have the line Maryland that just was an example how about in Chicago -- That they do have the law in Chicago and there are a lot of issues whether -- start with the fact that just about everyone has a Smartphone with some kind of recording device and it.
Not look forward to may when Chicago's going to be hosting the NATO summit.
That event is expected to bring throngs and throngs of protesters most of them.
Armed with some kind of recording device that will record record both audio and video and easy -- starts happening if police are required to arrest everyone who records them without consent.
The whole thing could spin out of control.
So many people have cell phones with cameras and if they're out in a public place and they're observing a police officer in action.
And they take out their cell phone and happened to record that officer that happens to be a class one felony that carries with a fifteen year penalty.
Now circuit court judge here in Chicago -- shot down the law saying that it's over broad.
He said that a mother could be recording -- soccer game inadvertently record the police.
And be charged with a felony.
So still you have problems with the law because.
And they -- State's attorney out here -- Cook County says she will continue to prosecute the law as long as it's on the books you have the legislators.
Elaine actress the represented Bea just heard from.
It's working fast to repeal this law ahead of the NATO summit.
But it's still going to face some challenges in the legislature GA.
You know I can understand the dilemma of protecting the officers -- your right to record that mom example is unbelievable.
Either look at it or work to repeal it in the -- that they -- have -- now.
Well it's interesting because the police are still going to support this particular law we've got a statement from the fraternal order of police saying if this law is repealed there will be a chilling effect on witnesses coming forward.
There will be victims who are re victimize me recordings of them could be uploaded to the Internet they're also concerned that -- cell phone could be mistaken for a gun -- -- -- -- as an attorney I'm torn thanks Mike for bringing it to us yet.
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