In the last years there have been debates from people about many scandals that have been caused by the action from government from all over the world. It isn't a secret that for the example the government of the United States of America its hiding things that all the people of the planet needs to know, but the most grave thing it´s that some organizations inside this country, secretly has been accessing the mails of American people illegally without the approval of a martial court. This illegal actions of the NSA, CIA and the GCHQ have been revealed by a guy called Edward Snowden that was a former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) and also an ex-employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The government of the United States accuses him to reveal classified files of this two agencies, and because he was actually working on both. In the side of the CIA and the NSA, I think that they are doing this things for the national security but also that's illegal to do it without the order of an approval of a martial court, thing that they don´t have.
When it comes to policing there is a huge struggle power struggle between individual rights and public order. You want to keep individual rights, but you also want to keep public order while keeping the public safe. It may seem hard to keep the balance between these two, but doing so is of utter importance. Here are some examples of why it can be hard to balance individual rights and public order when dealing with policing. An individual right is for the police not to use unnecessary force on an individual.
Some people believe this because they keep peoples phones records,they watch what you do, and they listen to private conversations. This is unconstitutional because our Fourth Amendment states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects of unreasonable searches and seizures.” The U.S constitution is being violated by the NSA because they keep all phone records, they listen to private conversations ,they also spy from mostly every camera and they even search through what people have done online. The topic I chose is NSA spying, NSA stands for national security agency, what they do is watch over people in
All five men were charged with felonious burglary and with possession of implements of crime. Initially, the White House Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler, stated the break-in was a “third-rate burglary” in an attempt to ensure and convince the public that the Presidential administration and the
A police officer is required to handle the situation with discretion by all means, but there might be times in which that could not be the best source. A police officer needs to quickly observe the mentality of the detainee because he or she may have mental issues. According to the article Police discretion and encounters with people experiencing mental illness it is stated that, “Mental health legislation in most jurisdictions outlines the responsibility of the police regarding the protection of people who are a threat to themselves or others. It has long been recognized, however, that these laws represent a framework that can be difficult to apply in specific situations (Godfredson, Ogloff, Thomas & Luebbers, 2015, Pg. 1393).” These are situations in which the officer needs to take a different choice in order to take over of the situation.
The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations in 1984 because of surveillance, tracking, and the technology. Nineteen-eighty four uses surveillance to keep an eye on the people of Oceania at all times. For example, Orwell writes “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a low whisper, could be picked up by the telescreen… he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell, pg. 3). This shows that the people of Oceania don’t get to have a private life because of telescreens and also other technology that is being used to invade in people’s lives.
Snowden, who was a computer systems contractor, worked for the National Security Agency and revealed to the public how the American Government was spying on its own citizens and foreigners. Snowden was committed to the truth which allowed him to reason and understand the difference between what is right and what is legal. Snowden was convinced that the truth requires an individual to do the right thing and not necessarily what is legal. However, doing the right thing could sometimes require an individual to break the law. Snowden was committed to doing the right thing so he revealed the different spying operations that were going on within the N.S.A.
Introduction The actions undertaken of Edward Snowden, the well-known former NSA fugitive who had leak tons of sensitive information from National Security Agency, NSA since 2013 had left a catastrophic impact towards the citizens across the globe as people had been aware that personal privacy conducted on today’s technology communication channels are not truly encrypted, which it leads to the actions where citizens are “losing confidence and trust upon the local and international government especially NSA”(Schneier, 2013) towards monitoring and intercepting the day-to-day communications that invades the citizen’s privacy space. As today’s world is entering a new state of global hyper-surveillance, personal privacy is a truly subjective area
The nation can only protect itself to a certain extent but when it comes to terrorist they cannot protect themselves from such people so it is the duty of National Security to step in and to do so they use certain procedures like torture to gain information from the terrorists. If National Security did not use torture to retrieve some of the information it has, then many citizens would be in danger because of timed bombing, assassinations and planned attacks. Not using torture only makes it difficult for National Security to attain information because nobody would be afraid of the treatment they would receive from withholding important information and not only making it difficult but the process of attaining the information without using torture would take longer and for all we know there could be a ticking bomb. Torture is an advanced interrogation technique and people need to understand this. The world is developing and techniques will always change and become better just like technology does.
There’s a question Americans constantly ask themselves, is the government trustable? Many citizens would answer no because they believe that the government is constantly watching them. The privacy of American citizens is being violated by the GPS trackers in our phones that the government can see and monitor, how the government listens to our calls and how they store all our information. In the novel, 1984 by George Orwell, Winston explains how Big Brother is constantly watching them. According to 1984, “...so as long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell, pg.3).
This act, which was enacted by congress, regulated the NSA conduct of intelligent surveillance inside the United States and generally required the NSA to seek warrants before monitoring American’s communications. After bush passed the new law in 2008 many lawyers, labor rights activists, human rights activists, legal and media organizations
In conjunction with the above mentioned acts of terror, The Patriot Act section 215 that was passed in congress in 2001 in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attach reads. The section 215 reads, access to record items under the foreign intelligence surveillance act. The foreign intelligence surveillance act of 1978 reads, prescribes procedures for requesting judicial authorization for electronic surveillance and physical search of persons engaged in espionage or international terrorism against the United States on behalf of a foreign power. When comparing the two acts against the fourth Amendment it is a violation of American’s privacy. The Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
Over the years following 9/11, facts about the secret surveillance program started to surface. As an investigation started being conducted, it was found that the program was not just listening in on calls and emails from abroad by quite of bit of activity monitoring was taking place within the United States causing a lot of controversy in the fact that people did not like the idea that their private information was being invaded by the NSA on authority of the president. Furthermore, there was a rise in concern for the Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure violations of having individual’s emails taken and used against them without warrants. The Bush Administration worked with Congress immediately following the 9/11 attacks to pass and sign into law the USA Patriot Act that was “an overnight revision of the nation 's surveillance laws that vastly expanded the government 's authority to spy on its own citizens, while simultaneously reducing checks and balances on those powers like judicial oversight, public accountability, and the ability to challenge government searches in court” (ACLU,
They mention the agency’s new wiretapping program and the constant suspicion that the agency is hiding something. The “FBI Encyclopedia” and “NSA wiretapping program” explains the suspicion on the NSA since World War II to the present day twenty- first century, while “Rep. Ellison Statement on Allegations of NSA Spying on Muslim-Americans” talks about how the NSA spies on Muslim-Americans when there was no wrong doing. This article uses the position of other nations/ races and how they are affected through these programs. However, all three articles come to a conclusion to make points about the National Security Agency being sneaky with something and their actions going beyond their
On September 11th, 2001, tragedy struck America. A terrorist attack was carried out resulting in 2,753 Americans killed. America became locked in a war, and it needed more security on its own soil. So, congress passed a law known as the Patriot Act. This allowed the N.S.A (national security agency) to gain information of individual citizens or groups of individuals by using library records, phone calls and other surveillance.