Patriot Act Pros And Cons

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Subsequent, to the September 11th,2001 terrorist attacks, the Department of Justice proposed The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act) to prevent future terroristic attacks. According to Preserving Life and Liberty article, the PATRIOT ACT has played an imperative part in “a number of successful operations to protect innocent Americans from plans of terrorist dedicated to destroying America and our way of life.” Further, Rosemary Jenks emphases in her article “A Summary of the Anti-Terrorism Law’s Immigration – Related Provision” that the PATRIOT Act focuses mainly on “reinforcing the arsenal of tools available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and federal prosecutors for identifying and disabling terrorist networks operating both …show more content…

I think information sharing should be done freely throughout all agencies and nothing should be hidden from any particular agency; whether it is the FBI, CIA, DHS etc. Collectively working together it will help curtail terroristic acts locally and internationally. For instance if information was shared between agencies before the 9/11 attack maybe we would have a different outcome and many lives would have been saved. More so, if information is shared among agencies, they are more privy to the information and have a better chance to scrutinize and follow up on potential leads of

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