Pros And Disadvantages Of Wiretapping

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Wiretapping is an essential tool in finding wanted men, but at the same time the Government likes to abuse this power. Before we get any further I feel I should explain what Wiretapping actually is. Wiretapping is “the practice of connecting a listening device to a telephone line to secretly monitor a conversation.”. Now that’s the definition that google gave me so I’ll try and explain it in my own words. Basically after the 9/11 terrorist attacks a new law was passed Called the “Patriot Act”, Which stated; “"Section 215 of the USAPATRIOT Act allows the government to secretly request and obtain library records for large numbers of individuals without any reason to believe they are involved in illegal activity." In other words it allowed the Government to easily spy on the…show more content…
This is a clear abuse of power. It should take a court hearing to even get approved to spy on, yes you can argue saying they already do that but that’s for lower law enforcement. If you think the U.S Government actively waits to get approval to listen in on us then you’re just ignorant beyond comprehension. They’re probably listening in on me right know watching me through my laptop camera. Like any good debate I will talk about both sides i.e for/against. In all honesty I see this having a higher against margin than for. Like seriously who likes to get spied on? Weirdos that’s who. Let’s get started shall we. wiretapping should it be illegal? Why or why not? The federal power to wiretap, a central issue during the Bush years, has made a comeback. The White House seems ready to endorse an expansion of wiretapping laws to give the federal government greater power to demand access to Web communications like Facebook chats. Meanwhile, the Associated Press just revealed that the Justice Department seized, without a warrant, two months’ worth of its reporters’ telephone

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