Why do government agencies need a search warrant if they can collect data from a cell phone and link a person to a crime? If they used a classified means to retrieve the evidence, they do not have to divulge it. A driver is not required to give permission to search a vehicle; however, police may view the denial as suspicious behavior and the vehicle is subject to asset forfeiture. The association to a group that does not have a common belief with the rest of society can mean ruination for life as in the case with the Hollywood eleven. Investigation of allegations by a duly appointed officer of the law, while not particularly fast and sometimes ineffective, is the means to ensure that individual rights remain secure as intended by our founding
When our founder fathers were trying to determine which rights are most significant and timeless to the people, the right to be protected from illegal search in our homes and effects was one the first rights put into legislation (The fourth one to be exact). The fourth amendment protects people from being searched without justification. The word “Justification” draws debate because there are various opinions on when a search is & isn’t justified. For example, a warrant justifies a search of a specified location. The warrant must also include what law enforcement is looking for. If the police knock on your door with a warrant to search your property for a stolen car, they’ve got no reason to look in your closet. There are exceptions, however. If an officer can see something in plain view, a warrant is not required. The same goes for private businesses. If Apple wants to see who you email or call, they don’t need a warrant. All Apple customers must agree to company terms and conditions. If a person strongly disapproves of these conditions, they don’t have to buy the product, simply put. Another exception that isn’t often thought about, arrests. If a criminal is running from an officer and goes to their home, locks the
I was devastated to hear that only ten students were allowed into ENG 102 for the spring semester, but this is my opportunity to show you that I deserve to be put in ENG 102. I believe I should be one of the ten students to advance into your ENG 102 class because I think I have what it takes. I have ambitions and dreams and if I don’t graduate because of this class they will just burn to ashes in the back of my mind. Hopefully you will be persuaded by the end of this essay, and you will end up putting me in your 102 class.
Our country has always had laws to protect our citizens against the ability of the government to go on witch hunting expeditions to find any little speck that might indicate someone is engaged in criminal behavior. It has been well established that search and seizure of someone’s property that reasonable cause must be established and law enforcement must have a warrant issued by a judge. This criterion has been greatly reduced with the enactment of the Patriot Act. Federal Agents may conduct surveillance and searches against US citizens without “probable cause” to suspect criminal activity. The targeted person is not notified and cannot challenge the action (Montaldo).
Another pro of FISA, and the applicable amendments that followed, is the ability for electronic surveillance to be conducted without a court order for a designated length of time to better facilitate collection and streamline the process under USC. 1802, Sec 102. There are, of course, steps required by high ranking officials, the President and Attorney General, which must be taken to conduct such surveillance without a court order. Also, the criteria to conduct the surveillance is restricted specifically to communications exclusively between foreign powers and must not include “substantial likelihood” that the surveillance will acquire communications pertaining to a United States Person.  While the appropriate legal process should always be followed, this provision is necessary at times to bypass the lengthy legal process for obtaining a court order when time restrictions apply.
To participate in worship, a person must have a relationship with God. In other words, how can a person worship someone he/she does not know or experienced. To obtain that link an individual must become a part of the body of Christ by accepting Jesus as their personal Savior and surrender their will for God's will and plans for their life. They must also have had an encounter with God as Saul on the Damascus road and David with his many issues. However, music has a multipurpose, it drives away evil spirits, calms the mind, and drives a person toward the love and warmth of Christ.
Some would say the government does not need a warrant to search personal, already shared things on the internet. However, the government needs a search warrant to search personal, already shared things on the internet because, the American people have constitutional rights and privacy rights their government has granted them. The First Amendment grants Americans the right to freedom of speech, online or on paper. This shows we should not be worried that we will be punished about what we say because we are granted the right to speak freely. Furthermore, the Fourth Amendment grants Americans the right to be protected against unreasonable searches. This amendment proves that the government needs search warrants to search or look at other people's things.
Every move you make on the Internet can be recorded step by step, website to website. While researching articles on internet surveillance one said how US government has been forcing American telecommunication companies to turn over the call records of every one of their customers to allow the NSA to search them with a reason.(Glenn Greenwald. NSA collecting phone…). However I find this completely wrong, the government shouldn’t be having our call records unless they have some sort of evidence that we are a suspect or threat to this country. It also mentioned how the “NSA believes this general monitoring of our electronic communications is justified because the entire process takes a small amount of seconds”.(Glenn Greenwald. NSA collecting phone…). Despite the general illusion that today’s surveillance technology is used for a good purpose, people should be aware of the consequences when it’s used in the wrong
Hi Margairia, your story is like so many others that was affected by cancer. Some of us are not educated on it until it affects someone near to use. Cancer is a horrible disease that will affect us all one way or another. My uncle that passed this week, his cancer started off in the bone. Then we were told it had spread to his mouth where it also began to have tumors in as well. The number of things that cancer does to one’s mind and body is indescribable. This pushes me more to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that my children can continue to carry it out.
People might not think about being watched when they’re posting personal experiences in their life on social media. The government has the ability and justification to go through a person’s social media site, listen to phone calls, and read text messages as a way of narrowing down possible suspects for terrorism. The privacy laws in America are what allows the U.S. government to search the digital world for possible threats to the country. Although some say that privacy laws help American citizens keep their confidentiality for medical reasons, also as benefits for social security, I still maintain that privacy laws gives the government undeserved power and can give the impression of being watched .
Gern1any consists of sixteen separate states, who govern themselves, with the largest of them being Bavaria. Gern1any is bordered by many thriving nations such as Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg which have all chosen German as the national language. This superpower of a country has left its mark on many culture Though the Netherlands and Gern1any are separate lands they share the same ancestors of the Germanic race. Some Northern Germans speak in a dialect that is sounds close to the Dutch language that it can be picked up in mannerisms by natives. German is the most taught language around the world and is made 35 different dialects.
The map shows Auroral activity pattern. There seems to be a pattern on the map in Tromsø, Norway and Reykjavik, Iceland, northern horizon, Umea, Sweden, Trondheim, Norway, and the Faeroe Islands, Denmark. Accordingly, it predicts little Auroral activity on that particular day. My hypothesis why that pattern would occur is because of the longer daylight and low solar activity. After seeing this map, I have the following research questions “is Auroral activity good for our earth and what is its indication to our planet by the amount of Auroral activity?”
Privacy is, and should continue to be, a fundamental dimension of living in a free, democratic society. Laws protect “government, credit, communications, education, bank, cable, video, motor vehicle, health, telecommunications, children’s and financial information; generally carve out exceptions for disclosure of personal information; and authorize the use of warrants, subpoenas, and court orders to obtain the information.” (Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment, 2008) This is where a lot of people feel as though they have their privacy violated. Most Americans are law-abiding citizens who do not commit illegal acts against the country, they want to go about their lives, minding their own business and not having to worry about outside interference. The fine line between privacy and National Security may not be so fine in everyone’s mind. While it is the job of government agencies to ensure the overall safety of the country and those living in it, the citizens that obey the law and do not do anything illegal often wonder why they are subject to any kind of search, when they can clearly point out, through documentation, that they have never done anything wrong.
In advancing the national security of the United States, the USA PATRIOT Act has generated several concerns, largely associated with privacy. While the Act of Congress provides numerous security-related advantages and advancements within the United States, in an effort to combat the rising threats of terrorism, in some cases, the USA PATRIOT Act can inadvertently jeopardize the privacy of United States citizens, in favor of national security. Based on reports by Lauren Pizzo, contributor to the Salem Press Encyclopedia, the USA PATRIOT Act affords select government agencies, such as the FBI, access to a variety of records, pertaining to the individual citizens of the United States (Pizzo, 2016). In fact, one title of the USA PATRIOT Act grants some government agencies, via national security letters, access to telephone, medical, and financial records of citizens, in favor of national security, fueling controversy over citizen privacy within the United States, based on reports by Pizzo (Pizzo, 2016). Also in the interest of national security, portions of the USA PATRIOT Act allow select government or law enforcement agencies to view third-party records pertaining to citizens, where agencies can also search citizen property without notice, based on information provided by Larry Abramson, National Security Correspondent (Abramson, 2006). Furthermore, some titles of the USA PATRIOT Act extend to the digital world, allowing some government or law enforcement agencies to collect