The Patriot Act, Does the president have too much power?
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Random searches do happen. Mistakes have occurred.
Your Jack and Jill argument above.. sounds a lot like this news item: Michelle Catalano. http://www.alternet.org...
However, in reality, this mistake occurred because of another regrettable mistake. The Boston Bombing. There had been information given about the Tsarnaev Brothers. The Patriot Act allows for this information to be sifted and shifted from dept. to dept. without wasting bureacratic time & money.
So that's one Pro for the Patriot Act. But the two actual culprits (ie. T-word-errorists) were not caught because THEM FOOLS (aka Congress) puts stop speed-bump-measures such as FISA, and court orders, to block the flow of information seamlessly. It is the Law, but I would put forward, that the Law is slowing down criminal justice!
Now let's get back to Jack and Jill..
Michelle Catalano's got a knock on the door from a Swat Team. But in reality it was the FBI/Swat who were scared. Right after the bombings they had a Public Relations scare. Because of this PR mess they had to do random raids to fill their quota, & to convince their higher up that they would not lose their jobs! So yes, mistake were made, but just as we citizens were scared, the "Authorities" did have legitimate fears. Hence, they were scared and made mistake just as we would!
Michelle Catalano just got a knock on the door. It was a honest mistake by the cops but all ended well. It was a misunderstanding, you see?
You may ask how can I be certain that we will not have our doors rammed down by the Feds like Jack and Paula on the phone? Well, because in August when they came knocking at Ms. Catalano's door they also came knocking on mine..LOL! :)
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