Henry David Thoreau said: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Choose to change that ratio. If you agree that the initiation of force is not acceptable, work to erode the bad ideas that legitimize police institutions, which exist per the claim that those who wear badges have a "legal" right to extort.

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Last week a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said that eavesdropping legislation, long used by police and their allies to target those who attempted to document their actions, “likely violates”...

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Our friends at Flex Your Rights made a timeline that depicted “A recent history of notable arrests and litigants whose court cases are poised to unravel unjust wiretapping laws.” It includes many incidents of which...

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UPDATE:  March 2nd, 2012 Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional “A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional.” “These people have tried to hide in the shadows. They don’t like being exposed.”...

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Along with Illinois and Maryland, Massachusetts has the most draconian and outdated legislation targeting those who film “public servants”. Case in point the arrests of myself and Ademo and our felony wiretapping charges for filming...

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Judge Throws Out Charges Against Anthony Graber

September 27, 2010 | 6 Comments

Anthony Graber who was driving his motorcycle down the highway at high speeds and doing tricks has had his ‘felony wiretapping’ charges dropped.  I’m happy for Anthony and hope that someone in Greenfield, MA will...

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Cops on Camera

September 18, 2010 | 1 Comments

At Cop Block, we're big advocates of filming the police and this video from the Cato Institute provides one of the clearest explanations as to why....

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Time Magazine has become the latest in a string of mainstream media outlets to address the issue of police abusing wiretapping laws to censor people with video cameras and duck accountability. Anthony Graber, a Maryland...

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MSNBC interviews Carlos Miller

July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carlos Miller, author of the Photography is Not a Crime blog, was interviewed several days ago by MSNBC about Anthony Graber and the abuse of wiretapping laws by police. Miller talks about the video here....

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USA Today recently published an editorial denouncing the abuse of wiretapping laws by police to censor people who try to film police encounters. I’m happy to see yet another publication defending the right to film....

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From Cracked.com We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it’s no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately,...

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Below is an excerpt from a recent article by Radley Balko on how cops and public officials in Maryland are using a “tortured, absurd interpretation of the [State's wiretapping] law that no court to date...

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