Mar. 12, 2012
Human rights in Honduras have eroded since the 2009 coup, making the country the murder capital of the world. Members of the police force and military routinely go unpunished for human rights abuses. Worldview discusses the situation with Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who has been leading the effort to suspend all U.S. aid to Honduras’ police and military until reforms are implemented. Also, former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Chicago has our nation’s most “extensive and integrated” network of government video surveillance cameras. Worldview speaks with University of Illinois at Chicago professor Rajiv Shah. His blog Eyeing Chicago focuses on video surveillance, smart “red light” cameras, and the 15,000 cameras that monitor Chicago.