Uni Bomber Essay

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Can terrorism be adequately dealt with through the legislative process, such as with the Patriot Act? Why or why not? Would you be willing to give up some of your rights to allow law enforcement more latitude in dealing with terrorism? Why or why not? Support your position. All citations should be IAW Bluebook formatting. Terrorism is often categorized as a stand-alone classification of criminal. U.S. Code defines it as, “involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State.” 18 U.S. Code § 2331 - Definitions, Cornel University Law School Legal Information Institute (Sep. 2, 2014, 20:16), http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2331. It is important to note that the term “terrorism” is in fact an action versus a type of criminal and should therefore be used as an adjective. Criminals can be terrorists but not all terrorists are seen as criminals as many political figures have engaged in such activity yet have avoided being fully branded as criminals, i.e., Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat. United States v. Theodore John Kaczynski, 262 F.3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2001), involved a man with radical ideals who engaged in terrorist action. This individual, however, was labeled as a serial murderer versus terrorist. Yasser Arafat was leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization(PLO), which was widely known as a terrorist group that produced splinter cells such as Black September- a group that executed members of the Israeli National Olympic Team during the Munich games in 1972 as the entire world looked on. Arafat, however, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, while Kaczynski is serving a life sentence in a maximum federal penitentiary without the possibility of

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