The syndicated “Free Talk Live” radio program does not shy away from controversy. The libertarian themed show has had its clashes with the law over the years. The latest belongs to co-host Adam “Ademo” Mueller who faces three counts of felony wiretapping after recording on-duty public officials while preparing a Vlog (video log) about a case of alleged police misconduct.
According to “Free Talk Live” host Ian Freeman, the comments were part of a video report posted on the site ‘CopBlock.org’. Freeman told radio talk show industry publication ‘Talkers Magazine’, “A public official who is on duty and in a public space has no expectation of privacy. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has already ruled on this in ‘Glik v. Cunniffe’. The person who should face consequences is the officer who threw that poor kid into a table during lunch at the school cafeteria, not the journalist who reported about it.” If convicted, according to Freeman, each charge of felony wiretapping could carry seven years, meaning Mueller faces up to 21 years in prison.
Ian Freeman himself has butted heads with the legal system. Last year he served 90 days in jail for a civil disobedience. According to ‘FTL’ co-host Mark Edge (who has also admitted to spending time in jail in the past) Freeman was sentenced to one year behind bars with nine months of that being suspended.
“I was arrested last year for standing in front of a police car as they attempted to kidnap a peaceful young lady from the local park for enjoying some beer,” Freeman explained at the time about his arrest. He did serve his time and continued to co-host the show from jail when permitted.
“Free Talk Live” began as a local show in Sarasota on WSRQ 1220 AM. It now originates from New Hampshire and continues to add affiliates throughout the United States. The program airs locally on two stations, WWPR 1490 AM in Bradenton/St. Petersburg and WSRQ 1220 AM/106.9 FM in Sarasota.