Eavesdropping statues are being used to terrorize American citizens into not making those recordings of police brutality that have been appearing in the news in recent years. The man in this story tried to sue the police over the confiscation of some automobiles he owned. When he was refused a court reporter, he recorded the hearing himself. The result? He faces 75 years in prison. Recording public officials while they are on duty should never be illegal, but it is in 6 states. The fact that Illinois would seek to put this man away for life for attempting to document what he believed was illegal police activity is absolutely terrifying. Our country is getting closer every day to becoming a bureaucratci dictatorship. To see a local news story about this case, click here.