It Isn't a Crime When the Government Does Itby Radley Balko
Nov. 18, 2012
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2.ADL Targets Trump: Saying "America First" is Anti-Semitic
3.WATCH: 'In the Name of the Profit' - Russia Exposes Turkey's 'Cozy Relations' With ISIS
4.Russians Blow Up Illegal Muslim Prayer Hall After Finding Explosives Inside
5.VIDEO: This Is What a Social Justice Warrior Looks Like
6.The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist
7.Hysterical Bloomberg Columnist: Trump's 'America First' Speech Reminiscent of 'Nazi Era'
8.'Violation of Sovereignty': Moscow Slams Obama Decision to Send 250 More US Troops to Syria
So remember when Chicago police were arresting people for recording them, and charging them with crimes punishable by 10 or more years in prison? Remember the woman who was arrested and charged because she attempted to record Chicago PD internal affairs police browbeating her when she tried to report a sexual assault by a Chicago cop? Remember all that stuff we heard from Chicago PD and Cook County DA Anita Alvarez’s office about protecting privacy?
So this happened . . .
[A] court filing in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city raised questions about whether a city spokeswoman had recorded Tribune reporters without their consent as they conducted a phone interview with Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in October 2011.If you work for the government and you violate a the law in order to record journalists who cover the government, you get a gentle “reminder.” If you’re someone like Michael Allison, Tiawanda Moore, or Christopher Drew and you violate a bad law in order to expose government abuse, you get arrested, cuffed, jailed, and charged with felonies.
Seems about right.