I am going to link over to Eric Zorn’s blog, where he provides representative quotes from both the majority and dissenting opinions from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling upholding a temporary injunction prohibiting the Cook County State’s Attorney from prosecuting anyone for video recording a police officer who is acting in his or her official capacity in public.
The highlights are easy to read (not in incomprehensible “legalese”) and are worth reading.
Here is the full link: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2012/11/highlights-.html
Update: Zorn is at it again! In a new post, he uses the example of a threatened “eavesdropping” prosecution by a Lindenhurst officer to shows how ridiculous enforcement of this statute can be as the police uses his “dash cam” video to surreptitiously record a citizen who is surreptitiously recording his traffic stop. Read it here: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2012/11/eaves.html