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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

New Patriot Act Provision Creates Tighter Barrier to Officials at Public Events

`A new provision tucked into the Patriot Act bill now before Congress would allow authorities to haul demonstrators at any “special event of national significance” away to jail on felony charges if they are caught breaching a security perimeter. [..]

The measure has civil libertarians protesting what they say is yet another power grab for the executive branch and one more loss for free speech. [..]

But not everyone agrees that rights are being trampled on by the additional provision. In fact, some say the ACLU is the problem when it comes to protecting national security.’




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