Motorcyclist Wins Wire Tapping Case Against Undercover Cop Brandishing Gun

The video I talked about back in April:

Judge Emory A Pitt Jr. tossed all the charges filed against Anthony Graber, leaving only speeding and other traffic violations, and most likely sparing him a trial that had been scheduled for Oct. 12. The judge ruled that Maryland’s wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected. He ruled that a police officer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy.

Full Story – HERE

Well thank god common sense prevailed this time.

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Dom September 28, 2010 at 03:54 am

It’s definitely common sense, and I feel like it has the potential to be a very significant case. I suspect the decision will be appealed at least in part by the state (if Graber was acquitted, I think the nightmare is over for him thanks to double jeopardy protection, but other parts of the decision can be appealed). Traffic stops are a frequent catalyst for Supreme Court 4th Amendment cases, though usually the other way around. In any event, this clearly presents constitutional questions, and this was a state circuit court decision, so I will be bracing for insanity to emerge on appeal.

Has a charity “Anthony Graber got Robbed by the Cops” fund already been established? From what I understand, the police turned up their forfeiture privileges to the max on this guy, and walked out with basically all his electronic gear…wouldn’t be surprised if the bike was auctioned off, too. I mean really, if I went out and waved a gun in the face of an unarmed man, got his address and then showed up with a platoon of armed thugs to take and sell his belongings, what would you be calling me?

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El Duderino September 28, 2010 at 08:31 pm

The Law School of The Duh Institute will have a lot to talk about in the coming months…

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