Should the Patriot Act be Repealed?
 
 
Should the Patriot Act Be Repealed Rosenzweig, Paul, et al.  The Patriot Act . Ed. Lauri S. Friedman. Flemington  Hills, M...
Should the Patriot Act Be Repealed? <ul><li>“ Generally, everything’s that’s been done in the Patriot Act has been helpful...
The Patriot Act Doesn’t Efficiently Fight Terrorism
Patriot Doesn’t Fight Terrorism <ul><li>“ We have had the power to stop these terrorists.  We have had sufficient money to...
Pre-Patriot Laws Adequate <ul><li>Patriot Act in response to 9/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal commercial aircraft guns </li>...
Excuse to Grant Federal Powers <ul><li>Federal agencies request funding/power </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to wiretapping law...
Better Law Enforcement <ul><li>Providing bureaucrats and federal agencies access to more information does not aid enforcem...
The Patriot Act Efficiently Fights Terrorism
Patriot Act Fights Terrorism <ul><li>Helps officers dismantle terror calls in various parts of country </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Helps Extend and Distribute Power <ul><li>Helps extend FBI power for record searches </li></ul><ul><li>Search warrants all...
Stops Terrorists Plots <ul><li>Makes it easier and legal to obtain information via phone companies and internet services p...
Effectively StoppedTerrorists <ul><li>It has charged at least 310 defendants with criminal offenses, 179 of them have been...
Effectively Stopped Terrorists (Continued) <ul><li>The Patriot Act revise outdated rules that fatally hampered surveillanc...
Stopped Future Attacks <ul><li>Ever since the September 11 th  attacks, there has not yet been another mass terrorist atta...
The Patriot Act Infringes of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights
Fourth Amendment Violation <ul><li>“… unreasonable searches and seizures…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… .shall not be violated…” <...
Violation of Students’ Rights <ul><li>1974 FERPA  </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Polit...
Violation of Citizens’ Rights <ul><li>American Citizens have been put in jail </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Power is an excuse...
The Patriot Act Doesn’t Infringe on Constitutional Rights
Maintains Constitutional Power <ul><li>Organization groups are required to get a court order </li></ul><ul><li>Does not vi...
An Act of War <ul><li>The majority of Congress believe it’s necessary in war </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorists groups such as a...
Doesn’t Violate Personal Information <ul><li>Information is found about terrorist attacks before they happen. </li></ul><u...
The Patriot Act Doesn’t Unfairly Targets Immigrants
Looking Out For the Common Person <ul><li>“ Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brillian...
Protection of Potential Attacks <ul><li>“ This was not an act of terrorism but act of war.”-President George W. Bush </li>...
The Patriot Act Unfairly Targets Immigrants
Necessary for Safety <ul><li>Revised outdated rules that fatally hampered surveillance of suspect terrorist’s in America <...
Targets Immigrants Freedom <ul><li>Laws immigration provisions have been abused </li></ul><ul><li>Patriot Act punishes spe...
Immigrants Being Discriminated  <ul><li>Government deported an Indian man because he set up a tent for prayer and food </l...
Tariq Ramadan
“ Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures…”
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    1. 1. Should the Patriot Act be Repealed?
    2. 4. Should the Patriot Act Be Repealed Rosenzweig, Paul, et al. The Patriot Act . Ed. Lauri S. Friedman. Flemington  Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2006.
    3. 5. Should the Patriot Act Be Repealed? <ul><li>“ Generally, everything’s that’s been done in the Patriot Act has been helpful… while at the same time maintaining balance with respect to civil liberties.” –Former Attorney General Janet Reno in an address to the 9/11 commission </li></ul>
    4. 6. The Patriot Act Doesn’t Efficiently Fight Terrorism
    5. 7. Patriot Doesn’t Fight Terrorism <ul><li>“ We have had the power to stop these terrorists. We have had sufficient money to have done so. We have simply made mistakes and errors in judgment…”- Bob Barr </li></ul><ul><li>What was asked for was not narrowly tailored, limited, or designed to correct the provisions of existed laws that needed change </li></ul>
    6. 8. Pre-Patriot Laws Adequate <ul><li>Patriot Act in response to 9/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal commercial aircraft guns </li></ul><ul><li>Illegally in country </li></ul><ul><li>Fake Id’s </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of aircrafts through federal law breach </li></ul>Rosenzweig, Paul, et al. The Patriot Act . Ed. Lauri S. Friedman. Flemington  Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2006.
    7. 9. Excuse to Grant Federal Powers <ul><li>Federal agencies request funding/power </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to wiretapping laws </li></ul><ul><li>Search and seizure changes </li></ul><ul><li>Easier access to tangible evidence </li></ul><ul><li>All futile attempts to profile terrorists </li></ul><ul><li>CIA unclassified report in 2001 – “…terrorists take great pains to avoid being profiled: they don’t want to be caught, and in fact it is essentially impossible to profile terrorists…” </li></ul>
    8. 10. Better Law Enforcement <ul><li>Providing bureaucrats and federal agencies access to more information does not aid enforcement </li></ul>
    9. 11. The Patriot Act Efficiently Fights Terrorism
    10. 12. Patriot Act Fights Terrorism <ul><li>Helps officers dismantle terror calls in various parts of country </li></ul><ul><li>Has prosecuted over 400 terrorists </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence agencies were limited in search warrant for surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>FBI and CIA are still required a search warrant from court </li></ul>
    11. 13. Helps Extend and Distribute Power <ul><li>Helps extend FBI power for record searches </li></ul><ul><li>Search warrants allows to secretly search homes and offices </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted in prosecution of Al Queda’s drugs and weapons involving antiaircraft missiles </li></ul><ul><li>Prosecuted Enaam Arnaout, the #2 mastermind behind 9/11 </li></ul>http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/2407888.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934A2752006EF5F0ED2AE0D0F9E7E78D005A5397277B4DC33E
    12. 14. Stops Terrorists Plots <ul><li>Makes it easier and legal to obtain information via phone companies and internet services providers </li></ul><ul><li>Email and cell phone terrorist plots have been foiled </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 terrorists acts targeted at Seattle, Buffalo, and Detroit have been stopped </li></ul><ul><li>CIA has benefited in surveillance activities </li></ul>http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/1812795.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1939057D9939C83F106576B4AA78EE1F4525A5397277B4DC33E
    13. 15. Effectively StoppedTerrorists <ul><li>It has charged at least 310 defendants with criminal offenses, 179 of them have been convicted. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives reasonable ways to strengthen intelligence and law enforcement against sworn enemies while doing no damage to traditional liberties. </li></ul>http://mattgray.org/images/hairy_suspect.jpg
    14. 16. Effectively Stopped Terrorists (Continued) <ul><li>The Patriot Act revise outdated rules that fatally hampered surveillance of suspected terrorists in America. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, more than 100 other individuals have been convicted or pled guilty to terrorists related crime. </li></ul>http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2005/12/01/image1090205g.jpg
    15. 17. Stopped Future Attacks <ul><li>Ever since the September 11 th attacks, there has not yet been another mass terrorist attack on our homeland. </li></ul><ul><li>Stopped terrorist threatening at John F. Kennedy Airport </li></ul><ul><li>This has resulted in increased airport security </li></ul>http://www.upgradetravelbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/airport-water.jpg
    16. 18. The Patriot Act Infringes of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights
    17. 19. Fourth Amendment Violation <ul><li>“… unreasonable searches and seizures…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… .shall not be violated…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… .No warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…” </li></ul>
    18. 20. Violation of Students’ Rights <ul><li>1974 FERPA </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Politically volatile topics </li></ul><ul><li>Threatens educational freedoms </li></ul><ul><li>Threatens diversity of social/political debates </li></ul><ul><li>Threatens free thought </li></ul>
    19. 21. Violation of Citizens’ Rights <ul><li>American Citizens have been put in jail </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Power is an excuse for no search warrants </li></ul><ul><li>Banks, colleges, hotels, hospitals, and credit card companies being searched </li></ul><ul><li>Bush calls it “Enemy Combatant” </li></ul>
    20. 22. The Patriot Act Doesn’t Infringe on Constitutional Rights
    21. 23. Maintains Constitutional Power <ul><li>Organization groups are required to get a court order </li></ul><ul><li>Does not violate any constitutional powers </li></ul><ul><li>Only surveillance potential suspects </li></ul><ul><li>Allows to access an individual’s personal but only after an appeal to a judge </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance has been done only in war situations </li></ul>http://www.espionageinfo.com/images/eeis_03_img1088.jpg
    22. 24. An Act of War <ul><li>The majority of Congress believe it’s necessary in war </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorists groups such as al-Qaida have been stopped </li></ul><ul><li>The enemy is present in America where the threats are biggest </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland security power had limited power for FB I and law enforcement agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Most of change in the law resulted to stop terror strikes before they occurred </li></ul>http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/2415475.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934A2752006EF5F0EDC9C72C2A127793C45A5397277B4DC33E
    23. 25. Doesn’t Violate Personal Information <ul><li>Information is found about terrorist attacks before they happen. </li></ul><ul><li>DNA would be put into “terrorist’s identification databases” </li></ul><ul><li>It would contain information not only for proven terrorists , but suspected terrorist's. </li></ul>http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/images/20011026-5.jpg
    24. 26. The Patriot Act Doesn’t Unfairly Targets Immigrants
    25. 27. Looking Out For the Common Person <ul><li>“ Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that the people remember is the one that gets by.” –Paul Wilkinson, London Daily Telegraph </li></ul><ul><li>“ Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.”-Jacques Chirac </li></ul>http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=62032&rendTypeId=4
    26. 28. Protection of Potential Attacks <ul><li>“ This was not an act of terrorism but act of war.”-President George W. Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Another terrorist attack would be an even bigger catastrophes </li></ul><ul><li>Government doesn’t want another World War </li></ul><ul><li>Many potential attacks that were threatened have been stopped under the Act </li></ul><ul><li>More privacy under the Act in investigations </li></ul>http://www.state.gov/cms_images/bush_address_500.jpg
    27. 29. The Patriot Act Unfairly Targets Immigrants
    28. 30. Necessary for Safety <ul><li>Revised outdated rules that fatally hampered surveillance of suspect terrorist’s in America </li></ul><ul><li>Track non-immigrant visitors from high-risk Middle Eastern countries </li></ul><ul><li>The feds have busted 20 suspected al Qaeda cell members </li></ul>http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/09/06/155741/Viet-Dinh.JPG
    29. 31. Targets Immigrants Freedom <ul><li>Laws immigration provisions have been abused </li></ul><ul><li>Patriot Act punishes speech, and authorizes the use of secret evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign students have fewer privileges than US classmates </li></ul>http://indymedia.us/images/2006/04/15634.jpg
    30. 32. Immigrants Being Discriminated <ul><li>Government deported an Indian man because he set up a tent for prayer and food </li></ul><ul><li>Tariq Ramadan got Visa taken away for something he said </li></ul>http://blog.syrie.be/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/tariqq.jpg
    31. 33. Tariq Ramadan
    32. 34. “ Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures…”
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