ACLU Suit Wants Chicago Police Department to Follow the Law

On August 18th, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago to challenge the Illinois Eavesdropping Act.  The Act, created in 1994, was put on the books to criminalize both private and public recordings made without the consent of all parties involved. Once on the books, the law was largely ignored by the police until…

Prosecutors try to make videotaping the police a crime

Before I begin, if you are one of the few people left in this country who believe the police never commit a crime, never abuse their authority or inflict brutality on the citizens they are sworn to protect, you should probably stop reading now. Go on, click on outta here. I respect your opinion, I…

But Thad Allen Gave Me A Backstage Pass…

A great comprehensive article from the Gambit covering all aspects of the journalists’ plight in Southern Louisiana…an article that appears to think reporters are still having some troubles with access to the Gulf…craziness, perhaps we should just ask the big guys…the men in charge what the truth really is: Thad Allen issued this statement: “I…

Hillary Clinton is concerned about activists everywhere, except America.

So Hillary goes to Poland and worries that “the walls are closing in” on organizations like unions, advocacy groups and activist groups that are an essential part of forming democracies and she expresses surprise that the countries where suppression occurs still claim to be “democracies.” She goes on to say “We must be wary of…