Judge Declares Case Against Man for Recording Police Unconstitutional

Posted: September 21, 2011 in Police State, US News
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Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
September 21, 2011

A judge in Illinois has thrown out a case against Michael Allison for recording a conservation he had with police.

The state wanted to throw Allison in prison for 75 years – tantamount to a death sentence – for violating Illinois’ strict eavesdropping statute.

Circuit Court Judge David Frankland cited First Amendment protections when he wrote in his opinion that Allison had a right to record police officers and court employees.

“A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties,” the judge wrote in his decision.

Crawford County State Attorney’s Office may appeal case in next 30 days. Allison told Infowars.com that he believes they will appeal, but for now have dropped the charges against him.

Allison credited Infowars.com and Alex Jones with prompting a large public outcry over his case. Hundreds of phone calls opposing the prosecution were made to the mayor, district attorney’s office, and police in Robinson, Illinois.

Alex Jones interviewed Allison on September 8, 2011:

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  1. Jerome Noel says:

    Press Assoc. – 2 hours 1 minute ago

    A Sikh teenager excluded from school for breaking a “no jewellery” rule by refusing to remove a wrist bangle which is central to her faith was a victim of unlawful discrimination, a judge ruled.

    As a result of the judgment in the High Court, Sarika Watkins-Singh, 14, will be returning to Aberdare Girls’ School in South Wales in September – wearing the Kara, a slim steel bracelet.

    Her lawyers had told Mr Justice Silber that the Kara was as important to her as it was to England spin bowler Monty Panesar, who has been pictured wearing the bangle.

    Sarika, of mixed Welsh and Punjabi origin, of Cwmbach, near Aberdare, was at first taught in isolation and eventually excluded for refusing to take off the bangle in defiance of the school’s policy, which prohibits the wearing of any jewellery other than a wrist watch and plain ear studs.

    The judge declared that the school was guilty of indirect discrimination against people of faith – BBC ‘say’?

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