"Jailed For Recording Law Enforcement Parts I & 2" by Patrick Fazio, NBC2 Terre Haute, IN, 11/7+8/12





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Published on Nov 9, 2012

Part I: http://mywabashvalley.com/fulltext?nx...

As NBC 2 has investigated for the past year and a half, citizens have faced felony charges for recording audio of law enforcement.

Now we've found an Illinois woman who's actually spent time behind bars because of the state's eavesdropping law.

Annabel Melongo was arrested and jailed for more than a year and a half for recording her conversations with an on-duty law enforcement official.

For the first time ever, Melongo is talking about being locked up for recording possible government corruption.

Part II: http://mywabashvalley.com/fulltext?nx...

At least one prosecutor is still trying to enforce the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute, even though another court has ruled that law is unconstitutional.

Appeals have been filed in the Illinois Supreme Court and now an appeal is also being made to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The ACLU of Illinois has sued this prosecutor to try to stop this law from being enforced.

In the meantime, the law is still on the books and, as NBC 2 has investigated, citizens are still at risk and some have even gone to jail for recording audio of on-duty law enforcement officials.

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