Thursday, September 29, 2011

They can record you, but you not them.

Louis Frobe was on his way to the movies one day, and was pulled over for speeding when he wasn't.   He decided to record his conversation with the police officer to protect his innocents.  Little did he know that he was in Lindenhurst Illinois, a town not far from the Wisconsin Boarder, but worlds away in the standards of liberty.   Louis Frobe lamented:

"I'm just an ordinary citizen. I was on my way to the movies, and all of a sudden I'm facing a felony and 15 years in prison"
 The Charges were later dropped...  This brave citizen decided this law was so ridiculous, that he would challenge it in Federal Court on the basis of its constitutionality.   Frobe states quite eloquently,

"They had audio and they had video of me, but I'm not allowed to do it to them?"

The Attorney General's office argues that there's no constitutional standing.   I hope the lawyers representing Frobe will read this, because I'll give you the best constitutional standing right here, right now, and it is inarguable.   The 14th Amendment states:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Just as Louis said;  The officer was recording audio of Mr. Frobe, but denied Louis Frobe the ability of recording audio of the officer.   This is a denial of equal protection of the laws, and is indeed unconstitutional if words still have meanings.  I strongly urge the lawyers for Frobe to concentrate more on the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, as it has been one of the only clauses to repeatedly win in the US Supreme Court, regardless of how illiterate they've become.

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