Videotaping is No Crime! Gregory Koger Should Do No Time!


The Illinois Appellate Court just denied Gregory Koger’s appeal to reverse his conviction. It is time to speak out against this outrageous and dangerous ruling!

As you may recall, Gregory was arrested because he used an iPhone to peacefully take pictures of Sunsara Taylor prior to a public event at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago (EHSC) on Sunday. Nov. 1, 2009. This happened despite the following clearly established facts: (read more)

Dr. Antonio Martinez wrote this letter of support for Gregory:

"I am Dr. Antonio Martinez, co-founder and former director of the Marjorie Kovler Center for Treatment of Survivors of Torture. In this role, I was invited to speak at the EHSC on September 27, 1992. My presentation was about the moral and human concerns in treating survivors of torture. The purpose of this letter is to show my concern about the accusations against Gregory Koger regarding an incident that occurred on November 1, 2009 at the EHSC…

… it is difficult for me to understand how Mr. Koger, a survivor of torture and a person that I know and admire for his high standards of social morality and humanism, can be accused of these charges. He was simply acting as the videographer for the Ms. Taylor, who was disinvited from the event by the pressure of corporate America. In fact, the video taken by Gregory on November 1st contradicts completely the statements and accusations made against him prior to the trial by EHSC President Matt
Cole and Board member David Hardesty." (read whole statement)

Gregory's defense committee also pointed out:

Gregory’s Case Affects Us All

“In an era when cell phones are everywhere, their power to document dissent and reveal the truth of events that powerful people want hidden is changing the world. This case is setting a precedent that poses a danger for everyone who uses a cellphone at a public event on private property,” says Gregory. “If you pull out your cellphone, you could be arrested for trespassing. We cannot allow this chilling ruling to stand.”

Gregory Koger will need your continued support. You can send him messages of support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – and let us know if we can use them on the website. We can donations to Ad Hoc Committee, 1055 W. Bryn Mawr, #226, Chicago, IL 60660.

We hope you will tell other people what’s happening – because we are all affected by this case.

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