For Immediate Release

Jan Paynter
Re: WVPT’s Politics Matters to air 2-Part Series on Evolution of Surveillance Technology, Law Enforcement and Fourth Amendment Protections

(Charlottesville, VA – July 22, 2013) Beginning Sunday July 28 and concluding on Sunday August 25 at 11:30AM, Jan Paynter’s Politics Matters will broadcast a 2-Part series with John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute.

Paynter’s guest John Whitehead is a constitutional attorney, author, founder and President of The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville. Whitehead has long been an outspoken pro bono advocate in the areas of civil liberties and human rights litigation and has written extensively on the subject.  The program’s discussion will focus on Whitehead’s recent book “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State” which examines current challenges to Fourth Amendment protections, the increasing militarization of law enforcement and the burgeoning presence of surveillance technology in American daily life.

Politics Matters regularly airs on the last Sunday of every month at 11:30AM on PBS affiliate WVPT.

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