Cops get privacy on a public street?
July 27, 2010 5:01 AM Subscribe
posted by jeffburdges (141 comments total)
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The ACLU of Maryland
Anthony Graber for violating Maryland wiretap laws because he recorded a video
of a plain clothes officer drawing a gun during a traffic stop without first identifying himself as a police officer. The Maryland State Police raided Graber's parents' after learning of the video on YouTube. Another person has since been similarly charged under the same statute.
The wiretap law being used to charge Anthony Graber was intended to protect private communication between two parties. The ACLU attorney handling Mr. Graber's case said 'To charge Graber with violating the law, you would have to conclude that a police officer on a public road, wearing a badge and a uniform, performing his official duty, pulling someone over, somehow has a right to privacy when it comes to the conversation he has with the motorist.'