Chicago is a city run by the Democratic Party and their leaders and their loyal organizations like the ACLU have been strangely silent on this issue in much the same way that the Democrats in Congress have rolled over or enthusiastically supported every infringement of our rights in the name of security from the FISA Act to the PATRIOT Act to the recently passed and cynically misnamed Protect America Act which takes away email and telecommunications privacy rights.
They've chipped away at the 4th Amendment on the local and national level until now there's almost nothing left. No more search warrants, no more presumption of innocence, no more probable cause, no more habeas corpus. The needs of almighty security come first and the rights of the citizen are forgotten.
Information is power. This new technology and the perception that we are at risk has created a huge opportunity for those who crave power to grab more than their share. Ask yourself this. Is there anyone in government who you really want to trust with all of this information and this kind of power over your life?