Contrary to what the ACLU believes, roving wiretaps allow federal agents to follow terrorists. Some terrorists are trained and sophisticated enough to evade surveillance. In order to track these terrorists, federal agents need to use roving wiretaps in order to follow them. This will lead to improved apprehension of terrorists and reduction of terrorist crime. Despite what the ACLU thinks that obtaining personal records is unconstitutional, it allows the government to get hold of certain records, if needed, to aid in an investigation.
After 9/11 the government felt it was necessary to monitor individual communication and activities, and airport security which led to the restriction of traveling. This kind of tracking is extremely invasive because if the government knows where you are, it knows who you are. One way the government is tracking civilians is through GPS systems. In some ways the government has becoming paranoid as far as the tracking of civilians. If the government feels the need to track every citizen does that mean there looking at all of us as possible terrorist?
One of the many horrors that this act allows is the legality of the law enforcement to acquire and view e-mails sent via the World Wide Web as well as phone numbers that you have dialed without first informing you or without obtaining a court order. This essentially violates the fourth amendment right to privacy of the person and possessions against unreasonable searches. The act was passed as a measure to combat terror but the powers that it gives to the government are too vast. The definition of an act of “domestic terrorism” according to the USA PATRIOT act is any activities that “involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State (Uniting and Strengthening, 2001)”. With a definition so broadly defined any citizen in this country suspected of murder could be deemed a terrorist and according to the PATRIOT act, terrorists do not have to receive a fair
Along with this feeling of power he might have had a life style that needed a more luxuries accommodation. However, to the surprise of Gonzales himself, the secret service was on point with investigating him, as they might have suspected him of tipping off other criminals the secret service was investigating. Some companies opt not to prosecute white collar criminals simply because it might cost too much to go after a criminal, and it also might be difficult to prove the wrong doing. Some criminals might hide behind the misjudgment theory and battle their way out of court. The problem with not prosecuting white collar criminals is that they might continue to commit their crimes, thus continuously affecting society.
One criticism of intelligence agencies that people were shocked to hear through the 9/11 Commission Report was that the Central Intelligence Agency had information on some of the suspects involved in the 9/11 plot. This information was requested by FBI agents multiple times but was not handed over because it would have jeopardized the case CIA was building against other operatives. (Soufan, 2011). The PATRIOT Act also allowed warrants to be issued in any district, whether or not the activity being investigated was being conducted in that district or not (Landahl, 2007). It also created penalties for harboring terrorists, increased maximum sentences for terrorism related activities, and most importantly eliminated the statue of limitations for terrorist activities (Landahl, 2007).
I know what they do is for the benefit of everyone in this country and it is extremely hard to make the decision’s that is going to affect the way we live and how we live. This documentary relates to foreign policy to the different branches of government and how every decision is made. This relates to private parties like the ACLU to protect our civil liberties that were lost as a result of policies that expand the government’s power to invade people’s privacy and right to the First Amendment. It made clear that certain things that were unlawful like racial profiling and stopping anyone under suspicion was “ok.” Top Secret America is one of the many examples of what we do not know about our government. We do not take the time to pay attention to what is happening in this economy.
War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules Charlyn Russell POL201 American National Government Instructor: Teri Kuffel 09/01/13 War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules The system of detaining will not work to decrease the risk on terrorist attacks, which is most likely the reason of Guantanamo and the "War on Terrorism" unfortunately a system intended to help our government succeed in its cases can ultimately lead the investigators to show less rigidity than they would require winning in a regular court arrangement. It is dangerous to have rigged rules because of the negative influence the truthfulness of terrorism investigations have. By wrongly identifying people as a terrorist by putting together disorderly information can
Controversial acts were passed in an effort to control terrorism, the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by George Bush shortly after 9/11 to make it easier for the government to access personal information like; phone conversations, emails, and other private information. It also gives them the power to detain anyone who they suspect of terrorism for up to one week. The freedoms and privacy of all Americans have been curtailed because of this act. Even though most Americans are not terrorists, simply knowing that the government has these new powers and abilities to invade on their privacy is bothersome
Ban the Arizona Immigration Law The law I propose is to have the Arizona Immigration Law banned and repelled. Illegal immigrants come to the United States for the good life and start fresh, but thinking about it more and more illegal immigrants are going to fill the United States without even knowing the laws or language, which is why we need to ban the Arizona Law. This law is needed because it subjects plenty of ethnic groups and races to public discrimination and racism, which violates the rights of citizens (Americanized citizens). Like how the schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that "promote resentment of a particular race or class of people or is designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group
(“Immigration: In the Vanguard”, 1999, p. 32) In simplest terms illegal aliens are illegal and like any crime their presence must be controlled. Moreover, their presence and employment is manifestly unjust as they are taking resources and opportunities from legitimate citizens. Therefore, it is essential that the government continue to police illegal immigration and commits resources to that task. In the words of President Clinton, “We must say no to illegal immigration so we can continue to say yes to legal immigration.” (“Immigration Reform: The Issues”, p.