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USA PATRIOT ACT 2
USA Patriot Act
The Patriot Act was enacted by Congress under President George W. Bush On October 26,
2001, its main purpose was uniting and consolidation America by providing suitable tools to
interrupt and block terrorism. This Act was mainly formed as a direct response to terrorist attack
after the 9/11 World Trade Centre bombing. The main focus of this Act is arming and empowering
the law enforcement with new weapons, tools, technique, strategies and technologies to be able to
make early detections and ensure there is effective prevention of terrorist attacks on American soil
(McCarthy, 2002). This paper will describe the provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the different
views of this Act and the reason why some believe that it is inappropriate legislation and determine
whether the law enforcers and other intelligence bodies should have the power provided to them
in the Act.
The law enforcement and intelligence officials were allowed by the Patriot Act to make
use of electronic surveillance in terrorist arears and also in other ordinary non-terrorism crimes
such as fraud and drug crimes. The investigator had the power to use wire traps to gather
information on a wider range of terrorist related crimes. The Act also allowed the law enforcements
to make use of roving wire traps to be able to track sophisticated terrorists who are trained to evade
detection. They have also been granted the ability to request the court for a directive to acquire
business records in cases pertaining national security in regards to terrorism. These records always
provide clues to the investigators while solving crimes related to terrorism such as records from
banks, chemical or hardware stores will aid them identify the items bought that could make a bomb
or who has been sending money to support terrorist attacks. Also, the promotion of information

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Running Head: USA PATRIOT ACT 1 USA Patriot Act Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date USA PATRIOT ACT 2 USA Patriot Act The Patriot Act was enacted by Congress under President George W. Bush On October 26, 2001, its main purpose was uniting and consolidation America by providing suitable tools to interrupt and block terrorism. This Act was mainly formed as a direct response to terrorist attack after the 9/11 World Trade Centre bombing. The main focus of this Act is arming and empowering the law enforcement with new weapons, tools, technique, strategies and technologies to be able to make early detections and ensure there is effective prevention of terrorist attacks on American soil (McCarthy, 2002). This paper will describe the provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the different views of this Act and the reason why some believe that it is inappropriate legislation and determine whether the law enforcers and other intelligence bodies should have the power provided to them in the Act. The law enforcement and intelligence officials were allowed by the Patriot Act to make use of electronic surveillance in terrorist arears and also in other ordinary non-terrorism c ...
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