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October 23, 2014, 3:39 am
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Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Privacy, To Conceal or Not, and To Pay or Not

Coming up with Bishop On Air--Innocent until proven guilty and privacy, plus your calls about another concealed carry motion and Gov. Quinn's madness ... That's all ahead from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.

Innocent until proven guilty

Just after talking with Crime Stoppers for our regular Thursday visit, we'll talk about the notion of innocent until proven guilty. That's something that I think gets lost far too often--especially in high profile cases. Two in particular we'll evaluate. One is in the process of wrapping up and that's the case of George Zimmerman. I don't want to get into the particulars of the case but I do want to talk about the presumption and prognostication of the public. Another case is that of the remaining Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Djohar Tsarnaev. A recent AP article about his appearance had a string of quotes from victims that raised red flags in the face of "innocent until proven guilty." What can we do to combat that presumption?


It's something we take for granted too often. I'm as bad at it as you are. We share so much about our personal lives online but do we do enough to safeguard our information? A recent video from a German bank really sells the idea of your privacy easily being compromised. Watch that here:



But it's not just the hackers and the crooks that are compromising our privacy ... it's the governments of the world. The NSA thing is a perfect example. But another recent story about there being 11 people per surveillance camera in the UK is also alarming. Why not just give a surveillance camera to every child born? That seems to be the next logical, yet frightening, step. It's not just while you're out in public either ... it's also when you're at work. We'll add another element to the privacy conversation with details about snooping on co-workers.

Mary Shepard's battered face
Mary Shepard's battered face

To conceal or not to conceal

That's the question. Mary Shepard, the elderly woman who sued the state of Illinois after being viciously and brutally attacked at a church where she was barred from carrying a firearm (because it wasn't her domicile) has filed suit asking a federal court to allow for the immediate carrying of concealed weapons. She says that citizens should be punished for the procrastination of lawmakers. Is she right?

To pay or not to pay

Governor Pat Quinn held the line of lawmakers' salaries and stipends because they failed to act on pension reform. Pension reform is a complex issue, but the legislature (and governor) have known for years that the issue is growing out of control. Is Quinn right in holding back the pay or is that taking it too far. And what do you think is the real problem?



Also, if you haven't yet seen, check out the guirilla marketing for 970 WMAY popping up around various sidewalks through the city!


Found on a sidewalk in Springfield


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Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.


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