This is because of homeland security measures of US government. The homeland security is the term originated within the context of the September 11, 2001, attacks and resultant American policy adaptations; the fundamental concept has been periodically applied to during historical periods of national security and political crises. But the measures taken in the name of security were seriously challenging the basic civil liberties of citizens. Department of Homeland Security mandate largely overlooked by the press and it requires the FBI, CIA, state, and local governments to share intelligence reports with the department upon command, without
The Levee breaches led to massive flooding, hundred and thousands of the people affected from the storm from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. (http://www.history.com/topics/hurricane-katrina) .The Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish were under so much water that people had to run to attics and rooftops for safety. And soon enough nearly 80 percent of the city was under some quantity of water. The government in particular was unprepared for a disaster like this. Officials, even the president at the time, George W. Bush, was unaware of how bad things were in New Orleans and didn’t know how to deal with something this terrible.
Hurricane Katrina was the most challenging threat that tested the DHS as well as FEMA’s preparation and mitigation of natural disasters since the shift of focus. Ultimately, the entire government failed the people affected by Hurricane Katrina and are still handling the terrible situation to this day. Had the captivation and focus not been so hard on terrorism, I believe that
Following the devastating September 11 attacks, which we today remember as 9/11, America has made it a top priority to increase security and to institute new regulations in order to deter the possibility of another such attack. With many people doubting the effectiveness of their regulations and criticizing their techniques, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues with their
FEMA was established in 1979 when people started to complain that because of lack of resources country was not able to rescue or do them properly. In the case of Katrina in Louisiana, even though the FEMA was established they did not follow any plan to rescue the victims. People were trapped for many days without food and shelter, if only plans were implemented, lives would have been saved. The states did their entire job as they send so many letters to federal for help, but it was a federal responsibility to do the next step. Maybe because of miscommunication or misunderstanding planning were going really slow and people were blaming the government for the poor management and the states were blaming government and government were blaming states.
The polis had a wide range of involvement in everything, but women and foreigners did not have political representation. The polis initially was successful, but because the separate polis were weak, in the long run they were a failure. The different polis did not work with the other polis to protect their citizens and land. The separate polis found it difficult to work together to protect against foreigners and enemies. The individuality of each polis created fear, suspicion and distrust among other city-states and there was no way to regulate the power between two or more city-states.
Tragedy is the great unifier, but it is also a great opportunity for manipulation. In attempting to create a sense of peace and togetherness Obama has unwittingly planted the seeds for censorship and social stagnation in America. Following traumatic events people often act in extreme ways as a result of human nature. In a state of emergency primitive tribalism takes over;people resort to extreme measures to preserve the safety of the group. In 2001 only a little over a month after 911 The Patriot Act was passed.
Not only did the levees fail the people of New Orleans, but their government also fell short of supplying the desperate citizens of the city with aid and support. The reaction to Hurricane Katrina to me is shockingly similar to events that have happened both in the past and today in New Orleans. In the weeks after Katrina, the people of New Orleans were devastated by the death of family members, and the loss of their businesses, but eventually they began to rebuild the city just like they did after Hurricane Betsy. Since the construction of the levees
It helped influence the government to secure and prevent the violence, and by them catching a lot of information from the al-Qaida team and how they had set everything up to keep on doing bombings, etc. It helped the economy by the Obama Care. The government response to the threat of terrorism after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center contribute to the success of the 9/11 attacks was that they took it seriously, they tightened up security, for example like Donald Trump he’s trying to take down the borders and deport people who don’t belong here. My estimation from the video that was compelling and interesting to me was how they got the guys from the al-Qaida team and they got to see and find everything on the computer that they had left when the apartment they were in was catching on fire, everything that was on the computer was every place they had a place for bombing, so it was actually interesting seeing their set up and everything they had left behind. My other interest from the video was how I got to see all the actions after the planes hit the buildings and what had happened to the buildings and how they
The terrorist attacks on our country that occurred on September 11, 2001 were, without a doubt, the most horrific and deadly in our history. In the aftermath of these attacks, the United States Congress moved quickly to pass legislation that untied the hands of law enforcement in an effort to make investigating terrorist organizations easier. On October 26, 2001, a mere 45 days after the 9/11 tragedy, Congress passed the USAPATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act. The overall purpose of the USA PATRIOT Act was: “To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes
Because the Hurricane Pam project was eliminated, the TBD areas were not adequately addressed. Therefore, emergency managers struggled to provide relief in these unaddressed areas. These areas included medical assistance, quick evacuation, shelter, and law and order. Emergency managers also struggled with gathering and providing information to officials whom could provide relief.
National Security has benefited the country by upgrading the budget to forty-three billion dollars to grant extra safety measures. Soon after 9/11, George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act to investigate terrorist activities by monitoring American phone and email conversations, bank records, and web searches. Also, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has added new baggage and passenger screenings to their protocol at airports. Many people believe that these programs ensure that the government could stop groups such as Al Qaeda in a rapid manner that can prevent further disasters. On the contrary, some people see the absence of confidentiality as a wedge of distrust between U.S. citizens and the White House.