The Obama administration announced initial peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will begin today. We discuss the role the government has in determining the future of intelligence programs like PRISM. Protesters in Bulgaria demand an end to corruption within their government.
Vacant properties received quite a bit of attention from the city of Chicago recently. This past July, the city passed an ordinance making banks and lenders responsible for the upkeep of empty buildings on their books.
Since 9/11, the effort to increase collective security while preserving civil liberties proved to be controversial. The country increased airport security and the volume of surveillance cameras in public places.
Chicago's adding 50 full-time police officers to patrol Chicago Transit Authority trains and bus stations. City officials say the officers will be drawn from the Chicago Police Academy and should be in place by next spring.
The Chicago Transit Authority is doubling its number of security cameras and work with police to start special plainclothes patrols. CTA president Forrest Claypool announced the increased security efforts Monday.