Media coverage during both of these events often painted the problem as one caused by refugees or poor security checks. “Press coverage of asylum and migration is often linked to public discourses about security, terrorism and global threats in a changing world.” It is not refugees that scare away Americans from allowing them into the country, but the fear of ISIS infiltrating the
On September 11, 2001 the world came to a stand still as a terroristic attack targeting our country killed 2,977 people. As fear ran high in every American house hold, the government quickly acted and on October 26 President George W. Bush passed the USA PATRIOT Act. The full title, "Uniting and Strenghtening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act", suggest how the government quickly acted in response to the new threat that we were experianceing. Although some may argue that it violates our civil liberties, the Patriot Act serves as an asset to help protect U.S. citizens by stopping terrorist attacks, giving the law enforcement tools to make investigations easier, and increases national security. What the Patriot Act does is it provides us with a tool to strengthen the ability that the government has to stop terrorist attacks from happening on U.S. soil.
After every tragedy, reporters from the top news shows, such as; ABC NEWS, NBC, HSN, and CNN rush to the scene of the crime. I understand that coverage is needed, but the issue begins when the coverage discusses the shooter with more importance than the victims or event. The media contributes to the problem with its 24/7 coverage and its intense focus on the killers and their backgrounds. This type of coverage attracts unstable individuals and increases the risk of future tragedies. (Dikel) According to Sherry Towers, mass shootings may be contagious.
Additionally, laws could be passed at the state level requiring cameras in all high occupancy government buildings or any business with a high occupancy of visitors such as theme park. Another security measures that should be taken to prevent mass shootings is designing buildings to make it much more difficult for potential shooters to commit a shooting. According to Architectural Digest, “these shootings always entail the gross misuse of firearms, but they also tend to involve an unexpected breach of a building—a movie theater, hotel, or school—so architects, too, are looking for ways to render buildings and landscapes better able to ward off, or at least mitigate the effects of, the threats
The Cold War caused people to question the United States’ government’s reliability and strength, which negatively affected America’s domestic affairs and foreign policies. Citizens lost respect and trust in the government and other civilians, due to several threats within the country and worldwide. People were left questioning their rights and safety due to the second Red Scare, which threatened the coming of power of communism within America. Various forms of propaganda advertised fears, causing panic to spread throughout the country. Russia’s gain of power throughout Eurasia showed off the USSR’s strength and abilities, threatening the Western Powers.
A date that has gone down infamously in America’s history is the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. This date was a turning point in the world, and many changes could be seen, such as the addition of the TSA in airports and increased security. However, one of the lesser known effects was the sense of fear that was unconsciously instilled within our communities. Today, this fear is represented through our heightened awareness towards terrorism, and the increased distance we tend to place between ourselves and our fellow community members. While 9/11 was a day most noted for its horrific display of terror and the loss of many lives, it was also the day that we, as a nation, lost our sense of security and replaced it with a sense
The paradox on discrimination in Flight Patterns It goes without saying racism is one of the most significant issues in the united states. Considering the upsetting event of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, the impression became widespread. Security measures increased, people took precautions on air travel, and racial stereotyping became more rampant than ever. Sherman Alexie illustrates this internal fear society all has. He outlines this truth about racism and calling out on stereotypes.
In the eyes of Americans, everyone who looked Middle-Eastern was a terrorist and was going to carry out some heinous act and it was reflected in airport security. It wasn’t uncommon for those who looked Middle-Eastern to be “randomly” selected and searched. Now, in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS, you’re seeing and hearing more of a similar type of racism, but this time it’s not just the US, it’s the entire world. In the US alone, there’s debates about allowing Syrian refugees into the country and even into specific states. Some governors have openly stated that now, after the attacks, they won’t allow them to
This weekend I am engaged in extensive sessions with members of my National Security Council, as we plan a comprehensive assault on terrorism” Whitehouse.gov (2001) Here, the Former President has associated the attackers with “terrorism” and has explained that the National Security Team is planning a comprehensive assault on terrorism. Again, security is the primary issue, and it is the first topic of the speech. Further into the speech, in his words, “In Washington D.C. the political parties and both houses of Congress have shown a terrorist attack designed to tear us apart has instead bound us together as a nation” Again, unity is the key to the nation being safe from terrorists. Whereby, Former President Bush associates disunity with the goal of terrorist attack. To not be unified is to play into the terrorists hands.
It sparked a war on terror that is still going on today. Almost every American felt the repercussions of Bush’s decision to combat global terror as a whole. Our nation has faced similar situations to this, like the Boston bombing, but nothing will ever compare to 9/11. These attacks sparked a new global conflict, one that will be remembered for the rest of American history. Bush’s speech set forth the new path of the nation, and thus was a turning point for the ever-changing American
Introduction Event of 9/11 without a doubt considered to be one of largest disastrous American society has experienced. The shock society underwent uncountable. Nobody could expect to happen those events. Even the security services of US could not prevent the terrorist attack. Discussion and Synthesis The results of tragedy have alarmed American government so that new measures of security required to be applied all over across the country.
US News reports the FISA and USA Patriot Act as a "privacy scandal" (Fox, 2013). NPR News reports the concern of "civil liberty[ies] groups" protesting the USA Patriot Act and the concern for the authorities to demand business records from various companies (Johnson, 2011, p.1). What the media fails to convey to the general public is the intent of these Acts is to combat terrorism and not to invade privacy. Millions of people travel the world every day snapping photos from their digital cameras and iPhones. Perhaps to capture a memory or an unusual event, and sometimes other people in the background.
Authors, Nicole Persico and Petra Todd, discussed the issue of passenger profiling at airports across the country. Airport security officers follow specific protocols in randomly selecting someone to search the airport. However, due to the events of September 11, 2001, profiling procedures at the nation 's airport has increased, This change resulted in some unethical profiling, which led to ethical implication such as discrimination lawsuits. The authors also addressed the changes is the development of a computer-assisted passenger prescreening system (CAPPS II), which is a tool to select passengers for screening. Under the CAPPS II system, travelers will be automatically identified, complete background checks will be completed, and other
America along with the other parts of the world have changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Our whole security system has changed to become suspicious of everyone. Traveling out of the country and even within the United States can be a hassle with having proper ID, passport and searches. Passengers can not have a certain amount of liquid in their bags if they are carrying their bags onto the plane. The arrival time is now 2-3 hours before the flight time in past time it was only one hour.
4 & 5) (Johnston, 2015, graph) The FBI should focus more on how to prevent drug crime. Many policies were put into effect because of how massive the terrorist attack of 9-11 were. These policies are a huge part of what American and it 's government is today. Without some of these policies we could be in the equal amount of danger we were 14 years ago with 9-11. These polices are part of how life is now.