For John, BLUF: A Question for the next time the Superintendent is on the show. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the headline from MassLive:
Chicopee woman faces wiretapping charges after allegedly recording her own arrestHere is the lede:
SPRINGFIELD—A Chicopee woman apparently got a little too loud and belligerent while drinking on Chestnut Street Sunday morning, and refused to cooperate with police when they asked her to quiet down. When she was about to be arrested, police say the woman activated the voice recording feature on her smart phone, hid it in her purse and surreptitiously recorded the entire arrest. Now she faces the unusual charge of unlawful wiretapping.I think Host George Anthes should talk about this on City Life, and not just because he was originally from the Springfield area. Is this the only part of the nation where recording the police is illegal? Probably recording the police is legal and this is the police just trying to intimidate folks. If they are doing it by the book, what do they have to fear?
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff