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Legislators and law enforcement officials are now debating whether the Patriot Act should be renewed. Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano expressed strong objections to one part of the act known as "sneak and peak," which authorizes law enforcement agents to search a home without obtaining a search warrant from a judge. "Sneak and peek allows FBI agents to invade your house with a self-written warrant. It's directly contradicted by the Constitution, and the leading opponents are conservatives." Judge Napolitano described another aspect of the Patriot Act he deems offensive. "The provision says if you are the target of a search warrant, you can not tell anyone. You can not tell your spouse or your lawyer." However, Napolitano said the Patriot Act also has some good provisions and predicted it will be renewed.
(U.S. District Judge James) Moody sided with prosecutors, who said the crime was akin to terrorism and thus merited 40 years.
Hale claims he never wanted her killed. Hale, acting as his own attorney, argued the law he was convicted of breaking does not mention terrorism and that eight years should have been his maximum sentence.
So today it's alleged conspiring domestic US born supremacists now being brought under the terrorism blanket by the justice department, prosecutors & judges. I don't think it's a stretch to say this "trend" could eventually be applied down to those resisting arrest, civil disobedience, freedom of speech, right to protest,etc - solely at authoritative discretion & choosing without challenge by due process.
Originally posted by Truth_Hunter_1976
I am Generally FAIRLY Conservative but I think giving Big Brother More power with LESS oversight is a HORRIBLY BAD idea...I think the Whole PATRIOT ACT ought to be Scraped And a More American National Friendly program be put in its place.........One That closes our borders Sructinizes American/Muslim population just lil bit more
Originally posted by Simulacra
I caught this on April 6 2005. Not saying that the other submissions shouldn't be upgraded, I'm just saying that I caught on to this nearly 3 months ago.