The Role Of Homeland Security In The United States

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In colonial times, the thought of personal privacy was a driving force in bringing people to the New World. Living under oppressive monarchs, the promise of a self-governing new land was attractive to many early colonists. This new self-governing land quickly needed an authoritative police force to prevent crime and punish criminals. As time and technology progressed however, the laws remained the same. Eventually, the laws were modernized.
Mapp v. Ohio states evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment is excluded from evidence in criminal trials. Katz v. the US What a person knowingly exposes to the public, even in his own home or office, is not a subject of Fourth Amendment protection. But what he seeks to preserve as private,
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Ohio and Katz v. US seem to contradict each other in terms of cyber information, but they establish the law that information made public on the internet may be used, but information made private (such as e-mails) are not subject to search unless there is reasonable suspicion. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the nation awakened to the reality that there were dangerous terrorist cells within U.S. borders. Shortly after September 11, there was a strong political drive for new surveillance measures and new powers for law enforcement officials thus the PATRIOT Act was formed. In 2002, Congress passed the Homeland Security Act, which created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), consisting of twenty-two federal agencies. The Act created a Privacy Office for ensuring compliance with privacy laws. In the twenty-first century the primary concern pertaining to National Security should be cyber-security. The nation already has hundreds of laws on security, but not nearly enough on cyber security.
The NSA is not interested in the common citizen; their main purpose is to protect the country from terror threats. President Obama defended the NSA by
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In fact most of their time is spent on monitoring and preventing real world attacks. Currently however, too many restrictions are put on intelligence agencies. On April 15, 2016, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planted two bombs near the finish line at the popular Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen. The local government was aware of the Tamerlan brothers and fearful of them. After further assessing the situation the government came to the realization that had they have had more intelligence on the brothers the attacks could have been
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