Wiretap charges dropped against motorcyclist who videotaped cop

An update on a story blogged earlier here on Boing Boing by Beschizza. BB reader Alex says,

A judge in Harford County, MD, threw out felony charges against motorcyclist Anthony Graber for taping a policeman who stopped him using a helmet-mounted camera. Graber admits he was speeding and may have been riding recklessly when an officer in plain clothes and an unmarked car pulled in front of him, drew a gun and ordered him off his bike before identifying himself as police. However, under Maryland's law which makes it illegal to videotape a police officer, he faced 16 years in prison.
Baltimore Sun coverage here. (via BB Submitterator, thanks Phyrkrakr, Cowicide, and AlexG55)

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