The debate over the PATRIOT Act is ongoing. There are people who believe the PATRIOT Act is unconstitutional and the civil liberties of U.S. citizens are in danger. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been an advocate against the PATRIOT Act. The ACLU has been quoted saying, “PATRIOT propaganda, A new Justice Department website purporting to “dispel the myths” about the controversial PATRIOT Act in fact creates fresh myths about the law and gives new life to old ones.” (PATRIOT Propaganda 2003) The other side believes the Act is working and law enforcement has an advantage in the war on terror. The safety of the people of the U.S. and counter terrorism are the priorities of law enforcement from the FBI to state, county, and local agencies.
A disadvantage of the PATRIOT Act is Section 213, sneak and peek warrants extend the authority of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) searches to any criminal search. This allows for secret searches of one's home and property without prior notice. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an advocate against the PATRIOT Act. The ACLU believes... [continues]
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