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megimoo
02-25-2011, 06:08 PM
For the second time in less than a year, Weare police have charged someone with felony wiretapping for recording police activity.

William Alleman, 51, of 140 Helen Dearborn Road, was charged Tuesday with interception of oral communication prohibited, which is the state's felony wiretapping law RSA 570-A Police Chief Gregory Begin released few details of the case when reached for comment Thursday.

The charges stem from a July 10 traffic stop, Begin said. "He was making an audio recording of the officer during a motor vehicle stop without getting consent of the officer," Begin said. Alleman said the charge is...


http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Weare+police+charge+man+for+ recording+traffic+stop&articleId=192f30ad-3c32-4033-9743-8b048ae97170

Novaheart
02-25-2011, 07:27 PM
Reading the law linked in the article, unless the police officer was phoning in his portion of the traffic stop to the citizen, then this is a frivolous charge and the citizen should counter sue for damages and satisfaction (firing the employees involved) stemming from the charge.

Novaheart
02-25-2011, 07:29 PM
Section 570-A:2

570-A:2 Interception and Disclosure of Telecommunication or Oral Communications Prohibited.
I. A person is guilty of a class B felony if, except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter or without the consent of all parties to the communication, the person:
(a) Wilfully intercepts, endeavors to intercept, or procures any other person to intercept or endeavor to intercept, any telecommunication or oral communication;
(b) Wilfully uses, endeavors to use, or procures any other person to use or endeavor to use any electronic, mechanical, or other device to intercept any oral communication when:
(1) Such device is affixed to, or otherwise transmits a signal through, a wire, cable, or other like connection used in telecommunication, or
(2) Such device transmits communications by radio, or interferes with the transmission of such communication, or
(3) Such use or endeavor to use (A) takes place on premises of any business or other commercial establishment, or (B) obtains or is for the purpose of obtaining information relating to the operations of any business or other commercial establishment; or
(c) Wilfully discloses, or endeavors to disclose, to any other person the contents of any telecommunication or oral communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through the interception of a telecommunication or oral communication in violation of this paragraph; or
(d) Willfully uses, or endeavors to use, the contents of any telecommunication or oral communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through the interception of a telecommunication or oral communication in violation of this paragraph.