1. Shannon, McCaffrey (2004, May 23).
New laws to combat terrorism are working their way through Congress. Knight Ridder tribune Washington Bureau (D. C. ) The Justice Department wants to find a way to expand its anti-terrorism powers by adding other methods such as a FBI subpoena power.
Some may say that the changes in the bills are of the most significant since Congress passed the Patriot Act after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Some of the actions that were taken place have been recycled from a controversial Justice Department draft of a bill, called ‘Patriot II,’ which was discarded after details of its provisions were given to the media. Daniel Bryant, the assistant attorney general for legal policy, said the Patriot Act has helped law enforcement detect and disrupt terrorist plots. ‘But while Congress and the administration working together have made significant strides in improving the department’s capacity to gather the intelligence necessary to prevent terrorist attacks, there is still more that needs to be done,’ Bryant told lawmakers at a May 18 hearing. Critics do not think giving law enforcement officials more power, complaining that there is not enough information has been made available about how the Justice Department is using the tools in the Patriot Act. There giving reasons why the patriot Act is being force and people complaining and telling why it not right to I am using this to show that the Part iot Act will help enforce certain rules and regulations that the government do not pay attention to.
... an article from the Associated Press ("Patriot Act Complaints Reviewed" 2003), "The Justice department found that 34 claims were credible of ... wake of the September 11 attacks - vastly expands the power of federal investigators, not only for investigating terrorism suspects, ... (2003) on page 8 summarizes the USA PATRIOT ACT. "A federal law (Public Law 107-56) enacted in response to terrorist attacks ...
This article also talks about a new way to expand anti- terrorism powers by adding other methods. 2. Pike, George H. (2004, June 20) A Safer USA Patriot Act. Information Today. This article offers facts about the U.
S. Patriot Act, which was ratified following the terrorist attacks in the country on September 11, 2001. It restructured several existing laws involving intelligence gathering, criminal law and procedure, and immigration practices. Though passed nearly unanimously by both houses of Congress, the act was controversial, particularly within the library and information communities in the U. S.
The major initiatives of the Patriot Act is as follows: first, it expanded the type of information that could be obtained by authorities investigating terrorist activities and terrorism; second, it changed the way that information could be gathered and shared among law-enforcement agencies; and third, the act narrowed the separation between laws that govern the investigation of criminal activity and intelligence-gathering. The Patriot Act’s impact on civil liberties is controversial. Critics of the law argue that it has threatened civil liberties by opening up new avenues for investigators to use under the guise of fighting terrorism. In response, proponents of the act argues that increased cooperation between law enforcement agencies has improved anti-terrorism efforts.