The Patriot Act; Agree of Disagree

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The Patriot Act: Agree or Disagree Amanda Collier ENG/215 August 27, 2012 Bruce Massis The Patriot Act: Agree or Disagree President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001 The USA PATRIOT Act. The title of the Act is a letter acronym: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (PUBLIC LAW 107–56—OCT. 26, 2001) This Act was written to prevent and punish terrorist acts here in the United States as well as around the world, to help law officers, and to strengthen U.S. measures. Three essays have been studied on this subject, (U.S. Patriot Act – Damian Coles, and The Patriot Act: Wise beyond Its Years – John Ashcroft, and Cassady Pitt - U.S.…show more content…
At times they were even using live feeds on their webcams so others could see it in real time. With the Patriot Act the subpoenas were obtained quickly and so the enforcers could get the information from the Internet providers. About 20 were convicted and more than 100 children were saved from harm just in the first few months. Another advantage of the Act is that now communication between government agencies is much better. Prior to this they infrequently shared information from investigations; information is helping each agency better to catch the offenders. To better protect the people of the United States not only from terrorist who try to attack us but also other criminals. Some of the public has expressed support for the Act in opinion polls. Americans and their communities are safer because of the tools that the Patriot Act allows the lionhearted women and men who keep us safe everyday defending our liberties and lives. In Closing, even though the privacy that is given to us through the Bill of Rights could be invaded; it is great for our country because this helps law enforcement have more resources and more freedom to help citizens. References Cassady Pitt. U.S. Patriot Act racial profiling: Are there consequences of discrimination? Bowling Green State University Michigan Sociological Review Vol. 25 FALL 2011 Damian Coles. U.S. Patriot Act AJS/522 June 14, 2012 FinCEN:
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