“Illinois lawmakers, civil liberties advocates at odds over wiretap law” @ WBEZ

Posted on July 26, 2012

Jewell Johnson — July 24, 2012: “Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn sparked frustration among civil rights advocates by signing a new police wiretap law Tuesday.

Illinois police currently need a court order to secretly record conversations of drug criminals, but under the new law that goes into effect Jan. 1, a state’s attorney could give that go ahead.

Quinn said the change will allow faster arrests.

‘It is important that we deal, and deal strongly, with gangs, guns and drugs,” he said. “We must protect and help our law enforcement.’……………….”

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