The state of Maryland has one of the most rigid laws prohibiting wiretapping. But advocates say those rules need to be rewritten in an era of cellphone cameras and YouTube. And they point to a growing list of controversial news stories and viral videos involving police actions in the Old Line State. We’ll look at the strengths and limitations of the current rules, and whether recording devices are changing police practices.


  • David Rittgers Legal Policy Analyst, CATO Institute
  • David Rocah Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
  • Joseph Cassilly State's Attorney for Harford County, MD

Anthony Graber Video

Maryland motorcyclist Anthony Graber is facing wiretapping charges for this video he shot of a plainclothes Maryland state trooper pulling him over:

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