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The 4th Amendment Right and Patriot Act

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4th Amendment and NYPD surveillance

The United States has leaded the world as the dominant super power. Today many people around the world are wondering how did the United States come into existence and more importantly how has it been able to maintain its place as the most dominant nation. One thing which makes this country so great and contributes too many successful years is its democratic laws. Nobody wants a monarchy or a system which abuses the people without protection. The Founding fathers through time and intense debate came about with a declaration of independence, and a democratic constitution. For more than two hundred years the bill of rights also known as the first ten amendments of the U.S. constitution has been responsible for protecting the American people and maintains their rights and freedoms. One Particular Amendment in the United States constitution of importance in the legal system and unparalleled is the 4th Amendment. Since the 9/11 attacks Muslim men have been persecuted by what they wear and believe because of America’s fear on another attack on the United States. The Patriot Act has allowed government surveillance powers that can override the Fourth Amendment’s rights. In the constitution the 4th amendment is “designed to combat the illegal search and seizures by the government against the people (Internet Source) “. It is this open-ended document which carries no expiration or regulations which eluded the American politicians to come about with the 4th Amendment. This particular amendment expresses 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, they shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall be issued, unless supported by probable cause and by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.( Lasson 1)” The United States has lead the world as the dominant super power. Today many...

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