Stop Making Sense!
This popped up in a comment section regarding body cameras:
- Ok maybe a dumb question but how are they going to get around Illinois law on two party consent except for the traffic stop exemption????
Oh you silly reader - the legislature is already working on that!
- Legislation to fix the state’s unconstitutional eavesdropping law will head to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk after winning approval in the Illinois Senate on Thursday.
If signed into law, it would replace the 1961 Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which had made it a felony to record a conversation unless everybody involved agreed. Earlier this year, the Illinois Supreme Court justices struck down that law, saying it infringed on free-speech rights, especially in an age where cellphone camera videos are a routine part of life.
Unless of course, this law doesn't cover the body camera question:
- During debate on the Senate floor, the bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, admitted statewide eavesdropping guidelines are still a work in progress, with additional issues to be addressed in the next legislative session. Lawmakers including Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, pointed out that the bill doesn’t address privacy issues raised by recordings made on cameras worn by police officers on their bodies.
Maybe the commentator has a point.
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