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Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois (Video)

Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois (Video)

By Jason Meisner
Tribune reporter
7:44 p.m. CST, November 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a controversial Illinois law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who audiotape police officers.

A temporary injunction issued after that June ruling effectively bars Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez from prosecuting anyone under the current statute. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit against Alvarez, asked a federal judge hearing the case to make the injunction permanent, said Harvey Grossman, legal director of the ACLU of Illinois.

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I just visited some family in

TX, and they would not shut up about how their state is like its own country, how they follow the constitution and don't let the "liberal left" dictate what they do. They bragged about how almost nothing down there was unionized which led to more jobs as a result with cheaper goods, and I can vouch for that, everything is bigger in Texas except when it comes time to pay the bill.

What is ironic though is their teachers union.lmao And now this? Texas reminds me of a state with a largely brainwashed populace because they are just as much plucked as the rest of the 49 states, mainly because the 90% of the voters are all talk but don't otherwise have a clue.

Also, Texans seemed brainwashed to love the state, can't go anywhere with out seeing their flag or star, or some type of state propaganda.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James