View from the Mount

View from the Mount
Sober Thought Provoking Archive Essays by SARTRE from BREAKING ALL THE RULES

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Patriot Act another RICO?

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act of 1970 and the Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (PATRIOT) Act of 2001 may go down in the record books as two of the most notorious laws in U.S. History.  Both were passed by Congress in order to address the perceived nationwide crises of their respective times-- the former in an effort to crack down on organized crime and the latter in an attempt to protect America from the threat of terrorism.  But are these laws solving our immediate problems or simply creating new ones?

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