Patriot Act of 2001

Linda Tong and Elma Secerbegovic

What is it?

-US passes Patriot Act after 9/11

-US gives law enforcement powers to bring terrorists to justice

-facilitates information sharing and cooperation among government agencies so they can better connect information

-law enforcement officials can obtain a search warrant anywhere terrorist-related activity has occured

What does it do?

-allows federal agents to track terrorists

-allows law enforcement to conduct investigations

-allows federal agents to ask a court for for an order to obtain business records in national security terrorism cases

What is the purpose?

-increases the penalties for those who have committed terrorist crimes

-prohibits harboring of terrorists

-punishes terrorist attacks on mass transit systems

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

Linda Tong and Elma Secerbegovic

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