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  • USA Patriot Act And The Effect On American Society Today

    The Significance Of The USA Patriot Act And The Effect On American Society Today The United States of America took a devastating blow on September 11, 2001, when the many parts of the country were under attack such as New York City and Washington D.C. The United States took immediate action to prevent further attacks and protecting their citizens by enacting the U.S. Patriot Act. Despite the attacks on American soil, the resilience demonstrated by the American people that day was remarkable. The U.S. Patriot Act has played a vital role in protecting citizens from terrorism but the techniques caused controversy among American Citizens. Violating the civil liberties of American citizens is not necessary to gather the proper information in…

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  • Legal Consequences Of The Patriot Act

    Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the search was an abuse of the Patriot Act masking a search for evidence to use in a criminal…

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  • Wiretap And The Patriot Act

    On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked four american passenger planes, crashing them and killing almost 3,000 people (“September 11, 2001”). This tragedy concerned the government, so just weeks after the attack, an act was passed to punish and prevent terrorist acts and make law enforcement investigations better. The act is the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA Patriot Act), which was passed on October 24,…

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  • Unintended Consequences Of The Patriot Act

    Prior to the enactment of the Patriot Act, law enforcement and intelligence agencies immensely lacked the ability to share information. The effectiveness, improvement and development among the intelligence operations was initiated when all aspects of government were synchronized, positively impacting the scope and quality of our national security, leading to endless possibilities. The USA Patriot Act of 2001, significantly changed the fundamental framework for the federal law enforcement, which…

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  • The Impacts Of The Homeland Security Act Of 2001

    controversial acts through Congress. This act is called the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act; which stands for “Uniting and Strengthening American by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.” This act focused on giving “...federal officials greater authority to track and intercept communications, both for law enforcement and foreign intelligence-gathering purposes...” (Oliver, 2007, p. 68). Of course, a major concern then (and to this day) is that it impedes on civil…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Patriot Act

    In this paper I will be talking about the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, also known as the USA PATRIOT ACT, how it protects the American people and allows law enforcement to protect us, as well as the event which led to the bill being passed and the impact and controversy it has on the American people. I both approve and disapprove of the PATRIOT ACT because although the bill was passed in order to protect us with…

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  • Liberty Vs Security Vs Liberty

    Following this same line of reasoning the government may jail Americans, without any charges listed or being able to confront witnesses against them. The unlawful combatants as they are called, have been refused legal counsel and are unable to contact anyone. These Americans, under the Patriot Act, can be jailed indefinitely without benefit of a trial. The Patriot Act is a necessity in the war on terror, it should not be used a tool to persecute average American…

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  • Patriot Act And Information Security

    Information sharing is not the only tool that comes along with the Patriot Act. Agencies such as the Secret Service, Air Marshals, and Border Patrol exist to help prevent terrorism. Another agency where anti- terrorism acts have been exemplary is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. There was an instance in an airport in Miami where the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained a suspected foreign money launderer named Libardo Florez-Gomez. He laundered over one million dollars to…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Patriot Act

    occurred again, to ensure this the Patriot Act was passed. The USA PATRIOT Act, commonly known as the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. The Act was passed a merely 45 after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Only one United States senator, Russell Feingold, of Wisconsin voted against the USA Patriot Act (EPIC). However, just recently this act was extended through 2019. Pro’s for the Patriot Act are the following: 1. Ease of…

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  • Patriot Act Pros And Cons

    in order to ensure our safety in order to solidify our nation from attack and to help put these terrorist behind bars. The Patriot Act gives this power to the NSA and repealing the Patriot act would be detrimental to US safety and security because it would takeaway the government’s power to track these dangerous individuals. Opponents to the Patriot act say that by allowing the NSA to track our personal records violates our 2nd amendment right to privacy and that the violation of our rights is…

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