I'd like to see Hillary and Bill and the Dems get a hold on this. Use this as a 2016 wedge issue against the neocons and those Dems who have embraced neocon state security...
Rand Paul/Ted Cruz/insert name here WILL use this is a wedge issue. If the Dem nominee allows herself to be tied to and supportive of Bush/Obama international and domestic snooping there will be hell to pay. I can see the misleading and manipulative ads already. Little Randayn Paul on the screen inviting young people to cross over to legalize pot, stop "the man" from snooping and spying on you and reduce size and scope of said oppressive government.
Bill should already be out there talking about abuses of the Patriot act and Patriot Act version 2009. Bill is the most trusted public figure out there today and would set up Hillary nicely.
If calls are indeed recorded, then why can't they be used in criminal trials? The Rachel-Trayvon phone calls would have been huge pieces of evidence. In addition we've all heard that satellites can identify items the size of a loaf of bread from space. So why isn't this data used in criminal investigations?
A 6-year-old girl was wounded in the chest and a woman was wounded in the leg this evening in a shooting on the city's Far South Side.
In other shootings:
A 20-year-old man was killed in the 3800 block of West Hirsch Street. Someone shot him about 9:30 p.m. and he died in surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The shooting may stem from an ongoing conflict between gangs in the area. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as Carlos Barron, but was unable to say where the man lived.
Someone walked up to a 27-year-old man and shot him in the head in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue about 7:50 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Maurice Gibson, of the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue.
Police found rocks of cocaine next to a 26-year-old man that had been shot in the 5900 block of South Sangamon Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 1 a.m., police said. The man was hit in the abdomen and arm and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition. The shooter opened fire from the inside of a passing dark car while the 26-year-old was walking on a sidewalk.
Someone shot a 24-year-old man in both legs in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue about 10:55 p.m. Someone shot him from a passing white sedan, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
An 18-year-old man was shot in the 9400 block of South Racine Avenue about 9:15 p.m. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, police said.
In the 10100 block of South Union Avenue, a 25-year-old man was shot about 8:20 p.m. Additional details about the shooting weren't immediately available.