Do the Cops Know Your Info? A Conversation with the ACLU of Illinois's Adam Schwartz


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Are the police keeping pictures of you on file? Do they know who your neighbors are? What property you own? Adam Schwartz of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says yes they do. He sat down with Reason TV's Paul Detrick to talk about the information police gather in organizations called fusion centers.

"These are state organizations that fuse under one roof, as much information as possible about people who are suspected of criminal or terror activity and then they funnel this information towards the Department of Homeland Security," says Schwartz. 

Schwartz also points out that as technology has grown, so has a mentality that says government should do all it can to fight terrorism—a combination he says is dangerous.

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Produced by Paul Detrick. Shot by Tracy Oppenheimer.

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