Injustice: Man Faces Life In Jail For Recording Police – Even Though It is Not Illegal


ny-state-police-trooper-catskillsPaul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones report: 41-year old Illinois mechanic Michael Allison faces life in jail for recording police officers after authorities hit him with eavesdropping charges based on the hoax that it is illegal to film cops, a misnomer that has been disproved by every other case against people filming police officers being thrown out of court.

The state of Illinois is trying to charge Allison with five counts of wiretapping, each punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Allison refused a plea deal which would have seen him serve no jail time but would reinforce the hoax that it is illegal to film police officers, as well as acting as a chilling effect to prevent other Americans from filming cases of police brutality.

Allison has chosen to reject the plea bargain and fight to clear his name via a jury trial, arguing, “If we don’t fight for our freedoms here at home, we’re all going to lose them.”

A judge is expected to rule on when the case will go to trial over the next two weeks.

As another report concerning the Allison case documents, in every other example where people have been arrested for recording police officers, the charges have been dropped and the case thrown out of court. Despite this fact, the state is so desperate to make an example out of Allison that an assistant from the Attorney General’s Office was recently sent to speak against him during a hearing.

The notion that it is illegal to film police officers is a mass hoax that is being promulgated by authorities, the media, and police officers themselves.

In the latest example, charges were dismissed against a woman who filmed cops in her own backyard in Rochester, New York.

In Illinois itself, eavesdropping charges against Tiawanda Moore for recording patrol officers were dropped, after a “Criminal Court jury quickly repudiated the prosecution’s case, taking less than an hour to acquit Moore on both eavesdropping counts.”

Despite the fact that recording police officers (public servants) is perfectly legal, Americans are still being arrested for doing so, and the establishment media is enthusiastically perpetuating the hoax that such conduct is unlawful, even though in doing so they are completely eroding protections that guarantee press freedom.

There is no expectation of privacy in public, the police are fully aware of this, which is why they have dash cams on their cars to record incidents, wear microphones and utilize other recording equipment as part of their job.

Cases like Allison’s have been thrown out all over the country and yet police continue to arrest people for filming them as a form of intimidation.

The fact that the state is knowingly ignoring its own laws in order to engage in acts of official repression highlights the rampant criminality that has infested every level of American government. This behavior is reflective of a predatory system that seeks to criminalize all first amendment activities.

It also highlights how petrified the system is about the public being able to document and record acts of police brutality.

Prosecutors in Allison’s case are deliberately attempting jail an innocent man for life for an activity that they know full well is not illegal. If anything, they should be the ones being charged with illegal conduct and official oppression.

{InfoWars/ Newscenter}


  1. Actually, the most likely result of this case is that Allison will become quite wealthy thereby.
    This is a classic situation where government attempting illegal use of police authority to
    violate somebody’s constitutional rights is
    subject to what is known as a section 1983 lawsuit in federal court.

    The only question is: are the police personally
    liable for damages? Normally, police can claim
    qualified immunity. This means that unless it
    can be shown that the police knew or should have known that their actions were unconstitutional, they cannot be held personally responsible.

    However, a federal appeals court decision last week in Boston brushed aside a claim of qualified immunity in precisely such a case: videoing police. The court ruled, unanimously, that the police officers could be personally sued in federal court because it is so obvious that a person has a First Amendment right to film the police that even if the police didn’t know, they should have known. They also noted that whatever rights applied to the so-called mainstream media under the First Amendment also applied to individual private citizens.

    It seems that section 1983 lawsuits against the State of Illinois and probably the arresting officers personally have an excellent chance of success. This being in federal court, the well-known corruption of local government will no protect the defendants.

    Note that the federal court decision did make the point that if the videoing of the police directly interfered with the performance of their duties, the rules are different.

  2. wow, i get tbe feeling that 1% of this writeup is actual news, and that only 1% of the actual story is presented here.
    about the only thing that is true and accurate is the guy’s name

  3. There is much better coverage of this issue in another article:

    [Warning: hufpost article is based on a predator charge and describes the incident … might not be suitable for all readers here]

    It seems that both Massachusetts & Illinois have different provisions making it illegal to record public officials in various settings.

    The posted article from InfoWars is not thorough at all.

  4. It’s amazing that “public” officials – who are employed & paid for by us the dumb taxpayer, think that they are somehow above the law. They live a double standard. As soon as they put on their uniform, they become elitist’s! Don’t do to me what I can do to you! When these parasites get fired & are unemployed for a while, they turn against their public funded employers! So they’re phonies thru & thru! Btw, there is a website which tracks brownies giving parking tickets while they themselves are blocking pumps, bus stops, crosswalks, etc… as they lecture & fine us!