Wiretapping: Lawyers for detainees at Guantanamo Bay have filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of the recently enacted federal law allowing warrantless wiretapping of international calls to suspected terrorists. The San Francisco Chronicle story by Bob Egelko reports that the latest suit will be among 40 others from around the nation transferred to Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco.
Murder Victims: The U.S. Department of Justice released a report today indicating that while blacks make up only 13% of the nation's population they account for nearly half of all murder victims and are also disproportionately victims of violent crimes. A story in Breitbart.com indicates that with 93% of black victims and 85% of white victims, the murderer was the same race as the victim. So, when police focus on urban, mostly minority districts, are they racists, or are they going where most of the crime and crime victims are?