Criminal Justice Issues Made Easy Essay

Submitted By fotchy08
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Patriot Act

I am a big believer in “extreme time’s calls for extreme measures.” In today’s world we have to be able to protect our country and society from terrorist acts and crimes, even if it means not protecting individual rights. Illegal Wiretaps, attorney-client confidentiality, and profiling are now all essential in protecting our country from terrorist acts. Many of the tools the Act provides to law enforcement to fight terrorism has been used for decades to fight organized crime and drug dealers, and has been reviewed and approved by the courts. The FBI could get a wiretap to investigate the mafia, but they could not get one to investigate terrorists. The Act enabled investigators to gather information when looking into the full range of terrorism-related crimes, including: chemical-weapons offenses, the use of weapons for mass destructions, killing Americans abroad, and terrorism financing. The Act removed the major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security. Now police officers, FBI agents, federal prosecutors, and intelligence officials can protect our communities by connecting the dots to uncover terrorist plots before they are completed. Over the years congress has changed and amended certain aspects of the Patriot Act. You can now delay a search warrant if you suspect terrorist…