USA Patriot Act

USA Patriot Act

USA Patriot Act

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about USA Patriot Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The USA PATRIOT Act (USAPA) is the shorthand term for Public Law 107-56, federal legislation that is also known by its complete name, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. This legislation was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, less than two months after the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed an initial version days after September 11, 2001. The 342-page bill was meant, according to the legislation, to provide the president and DOJ with the “tools and resources necessary to disrupt, weaken, thwart, and eliminate the infrastructure of terrorist organizations, to prevent or thwart terrorist attacks, and to punish perpetrators of terrorist acts.” The original proposal, crafted by DOJ with representatives of a number of federal agencies, sought to expand the investigative and surveillance techniques available to law enforcement.

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