Balancing the desire for domestic security against the protection of civil liberties can be a composite process. The United States has experienced several historical periods in which countermeasures were implemented to thwart perceived threat to domestic security. The attacks of 11 September 2001 formed a new paradigm for domestic security in the United States. The struggle against terrorism, particularly catastrophic terrorism, became the government’s most vital priority. In the wake of these attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was established, with wider powers of enforcement, set forth in new legislation such as the Patriot Act.
The Secure Flight program is a system implemented by the TSA into American airports that identifies people based on information that is already known by them. This information consists of things such as your name, age, race and gender. It then recognizes someone from a database based on this previously known information. When I traveled from Logan International Airport, I was completely unaware that I was being scanned while I was walking around, waiting for my flight. I went through
FEMA’s mission and priorities were changed so that, “terrorism prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery became central to the emergency management mission” (Haddow 325). As a result of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 the country’s focus shifted completely from natural disasters to an outright major assault on all things terrorism with no second glance at the potential emergency’s natural disasters presented. There might be a possibility that because of the nation’s extreme obsession with terrorists and terrorism that Hurricane Katrina was not given full priority nor given as much thought as it should have been because the whole focus of the government was on terrorism. When an agency and governmental structure, such as the defense agencies, undergoes an extreme shift within the course of a few years brought on so suddenly, there are bound to be weaknesses. 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.
The officers (usually two) will need to make sure that Alex knows his rights, and that the information that he gives the officer/s is voluntary, and will start the tape recording the interview for evidence, ensuring that they state the exact time/date that they interview started, and the interview will proceed. After the interview, it will be decided whether Alex will be charged for the crime, and the decision of whether or not he will be released on bail or remanded into custody. A suspect can be held for up to 24 hours before they must be charged/released on bail (if there isn’t
The U.S Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is responsible for securing the nation 's borders at 327 ports of entry (air, land and sea). There are many challenges CBP agents face when it comes to securing the nation 's borders from cross border infringements. Since September 11th, 2001 the government’s number priority on the home front is to prevent any acts of terrorism from occurring. This means that CBP
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
They must show proof of employment and tax records showing payment of taxes to the IRS along with this application. A criminal background check is processed to check for criminal history while in the U.S. They will be issued a permanent social security card and green card to work indefinitely in the Unites States upon a thorough enquiry into their background and work status. They may apply for citizenship once this is complied with, if they choose. By paying for and attending classes on U.S. history, government system, and general knowledge of the U.S. culture, this citizenship can be accomplished.
The Terrorist attack on 9/11 everyone was in awe. Something like this made us think about what we need to do to keep our freedom safe “The aftermath of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, made America redefine freedom and security”(Airlines security policies post 9/11). Airport security around the nation had to make major changes. The first thing they changed was that ID name and picture had to match what was on your ticket. This made sure that no person could sneak onto an aircraft.
Following the events of September 11, 2001 UK government brought a new legislation into force known as the antiterrorism crime and Security act 2001 (aTCSa) the act conferred greater powers on law enforcement authorities to counter terrorism. However, severely limits civil liberties and human rights and has been subject to a great deal of controversy. Article 5(1)(f) protects a person’s right to liberty and the security of the person. The UK Government can derogate from Art.5 by declaring a state of emergency which is required under Article 15. Derrogations under Article 15 of the ECHR require that there is a public emergency threatening the life of the nation; that the measures are strictly required by the exigencies of the situation and that
Is it okay to commit our United States military and use military force against that country, in order to get them to conform to the type of democracy we live in. Our country faces ethical dilemmas, when it comes to military action within the Middle East, the Middle East has been in civil dressed for over five thousand years, because of constant interference, and cultural and religious beliefs with-in this country, so does this make the United States international police department? Some people would agree and say we should turn a blind eye. After September 11th 2001, our country is World Trade Center was part of a terrorism plot to the destabilized the country, and to cause destruction in pain and civil dearest with that in the United States, at this time the United States geared up to go over