Conscious Flow Radio

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Arrested for Videotaping a Police Beating

A do-gooder who recorded abusive Boston police officers was
himself arrested under a controversial ‘wiretapping’ law
This past October, when Simon Glik used his cell phone to record Boston police officers making what he thought was an overly forceful arrest on Tremont Street, he didn’t think he would be the one who ended up in the back of a police cruiser. But cops saw Glik using his cell phone’s camera with its sound-recording feature, so they arrested him for breaking the Massachusetts law that prohibits secret electronic recording, deemed “wiretapping.”