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Breaking News Headlines: Bruce Springsteen -- America's Still Racist ... Trayvon Martin Is Amadou Diallo

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Bruce Springsteen says Trayvon Martin is proof that America is just as racist now as it was in 1999 ... when NYC police officers fatally shot a black immigrant named Amadou Diallo. Springsteen, while performing in Limerick, Ireland, dedicating his song "American Skin (41 Shots)" to George Zimmerman's 17-year-old shooting victim. The surveillance program of the national security agency known as Prism; the death of Trayvon Martin; and Google Glass and the rise of wearable computers that record everything. Although these might not seem connected, they are part of a growing move for, or against, a surveillance society. On one side of this issue we have people declaring that too much surveillance, especially in the form of wearable cameras and computers, is detrimental and leaves people without any privacy in public. On the other side there are people who argue that a society with cameras everywhere will make the world safer and hold criminals more accountable for their actions. The suspicious death of a fisherman who helped the Boston mob smuggle guns to the Irish Republican Army in the 1980s was the focus of prosecutors trying mobster James "Whitey" Bulger on charges that he committed or ordered 19 murders.

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