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Mass. High Court convicts man who videotaped police

who_me writes: I just was this on slashdot, the boston post is reporting: "The state's highest court on Friday upheld the
conviction of a man who secretly recorded police after they
pulled him over.

The Supreme Judicial Court in a split decision ruled that
Michael Hyde violated the state's electronic surveillance law,
which prohibits secret recordings.

Hyde recorded officers using an obscenity, asking him if he
had any cocaine in his car, and threatening to send him to jail.

Several days later, he brought the tape to police headquarters
to try to prove he was harassed. Instead, police charged Hyde
with unlawful wiretapping.

A jury took less than an hour to convict Hyde of breaking the
electronic surveillance law. He was sentenced to six months
of probation.

Read the Boston Globe story here