Compare And Contrast The Patriot Act And The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act Of 2022

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Not every policy and strategy enacted can be a success, as a country we would never learn or find ways to improve if there were no failures. Since the inception of the Department of Homeland Security, many policies and strategies have been proposed and implemented, some being successful and some needing a revision or another policy enacted to change the failure to potential success. Here we will look at two policies, the USA PATRIOT Act and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022. While these are reactions to events that have occurred, as many policies proposed or implemented, were reactions to events that had occurred. They are also future prevention strategies to help efforts to keep the homeland safe and secure. For the purpose of …show more content…

The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, has a few components to it but the mainly parts in regards to domestic terrorism would be that the bill establishes new requirements to expand the availability of information that can monitor, analyze, investigate, and prosecute domestic terrorist acts (H.R.350 - Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 117th ... - congress). The act would also require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to jointly report on domestic terrorism related incidents or attempts (H.R.350 - Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 117th ... - congress). While this is a more recent policy to be proposed, it does show that the policies that fail do not always have to be from the past. There were a few reasons for this policy not being successful. In comparison to the USA PATRIOT Act, which was rapidly enacted due to the events of September 11, 2001, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 had more time to be looked over and analyzed, there were not any events that had occurred to push the bill into law. There were also oppositions to the bill. Namely the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had opposed the bill, citing potential lack of protection of civil rights and liberties to targeted communities (American Civil Liberties Union, 2019). While the ACLU is addressing the bill in relation to white supremacist violence, they do state that this bill could create duplicate existing laws that cover a range of crimes (American Civil Liberties Union, 2019). Also stating that there are over 50 federal terrorism-related policies and also hate crime policies that give law enforcement existing authority to investigate and prosecute potential domestic terrorism acts and domestic white supremacist acts effectively

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