75 years for video taping police?

Seriously?

A citizen who videotaped on duty police - on his own private property (and later at court) is facing up to 75 years behind bars. This sparked a heated debate on radio today as Glenn believes you should have the right to tape police, but Stu isn't so sure.

“75 years behind bars, a prison sentence that long is rarely handed down and it's usually just for murderers or rapists, but a local man faces 75 years in prison for a nonviolent crime. What he's accused of doing is something many people have done but most don't realize it's actually illegal. What you're witnessing is now against the law in some states. This is also becoming illegal,” a reporter said.

“75 years, that's dangerous. I think that's really dangerous. If you can't as a citizen film police without their permission – I think that’s dangerous,” Pat said.

“ The first time he did it, he filmed the police on his property and they said you can't do it. Then he went in and apparently with the judge's understanding, he was taping proceedings and he told the judge, I'm recording this. As soon as he left the room, they arrested him and they used an old law of wire tapping and eavesdropping and they're now -- they're -- they filed this 75 years. You don't get 75 years for murder in this country,” Glenn said.

“I am a police supporter. I want to help the police in every way that I can,” Glenn explained.

“The police have to have protections. I mean, I'm looking at this particular case, however. This is not a new law. It's a law that's been on the books for a long time in Illinois and it's about eavesdropping. So, like, I'm recording you at a table at a restaurant and I'm doing it without your consent, it's against the law and they're saying that that applies, also, to police, that you can't just start recording them. It's just a -- it's sort of a new application because people are taping so much,” Stu argued.

“You cannot give the police a right that you yourself do not have. We have a right to record. We have a right to be able to show the truth. If we're going to be accused of something, I have a right to make sure that I document the evidence. They don't have a right to take away my self-defense. I have a right to self-defense,” Glenn countered.

“Who's going to believe you over a police officer? I'm sorry, but the badge still bears an awful lot of weight, as it should,” Glenn added.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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