USA PATRIOT Act and It's Amendments

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    This first post is to tell about this thread. I've decided, since it is such a controversial piece, to break down HR 3162/Public Law 107-56/USA PATRIOT Act. I'm not going to say whether it is good, bad, or whatever. This thread is only about looking at it with an open mind and drawing conclusions solely on fact. I feel that a separate thread is necessary that looks at this Act without bias, rumors, hearsay, etc. I will post pieces of the Act a little at a time, as well as the parts of the United States Codes that it is referring to. If any contributions are to be made to the thread, I only want cited sources posted in here. Here is a link to Cornell University Legal Information Institute's resources on the US Codes if you want to follow allong: LII: U.S. Code: Home . I will tell what to look for, including which Title, Subtitle, Chapter, Subchapter, etc.
    I am referencing pdfs obtained from the following: Download U.S. Code .
    I will be referencing 01USC-25USC with pdfs obtained from 110th Congress, 2nd Session and 25USC-50USC obtained from 110th Congress, 1st Session. I am also well aware of another controversial piece which has been distributed known as Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. That will be covered much later. For now, I'm only going to focus on a section-by-section analysis of HR3162 and it's amendments. By the time I'm finished, all of this document will be broken down, along with its amendments. While I won't be able to do this all in a day, please be patient (I also have a life beyond here:smile:). I'm only going to be posting the table of contents to start with and then highlight a few sections at a time since this is a rather large document.

    I feel that this will be helpful for future threads/posts relating to the PATRIOT Act so people will have references from the actual document.
     
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    TITLE I—ENHANCING DOMESTIC SECURITY AGAINST TERRORISM
    Sec. 101. Counterterrorism fund.
    Sec. 102. Sense of Congress condemning discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans.
    Sec. 103. Increased funding for the technical support center at the Federal Bureau
    of Investigation.
    Sec. 104. Requests for military assistance to enforce prohibition in certain
    emergencies.
    Sec. 105. Expansion of National Electronic Crime Task Force Initiative.
    Sec. 106. Presidential authority.

    TITLE II—ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE PROCEDURES
    Sec. 201. Authority to intercept wire, oral, and electronic communications relating to terrorism.
    Sec. 202. Authority to intercept wire, oral, and electronic communications relating to computer fraud and abuse offenses.
    Sec. 203. Authority to share criminal investigative information.
    Sec. 204. Clarification of intelligence exceptions from limitations on interception and disclosure of wire, oral, and electronic communications.
    Sec. 205. Employment of translators by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Sec. 206. Roving surveillance authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
    Sec. 207. Duration of FISA surveillance of non-United States persons who are agents of a foreign power.
    Sec. 208. Designation of judges.
    Sec. 209. Seizure of voice-mail messages pursuant to warrants.
    Sec. 210. Scope of subpoenas for records of electronic communications.
    Sec. 211. Clarification of scope.
    Sec. 212. Emergency disclosure of electronic communications to protect life and limb.
    Sec. 213. Authority for delaying notice of the execution of a warrant.
    Sec. 214. Pen register and trap and trace authority under FISA.
    Sec. 215. Access to records and other items under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
    Sec. 216. Modification of authorities relating to use of pen registers and trap and trace devices.
    Sec. 217. Interception of computer trespasser communications.
    Sec. 218. Foreign intelligence information.
    Sec. 219. Single-jurisdiction search warrants for terrorism.
    Sec. 220. Nationwide service of search warrants for electronic evidence.
    Sec. 221. Trade sanctions.
    Sec. 222. Assistance to law enforcement agencies.
    Sec. 223. Civil liability for certain unauthorized disclosures.
    Sec. 224. Sunset.
    Sec. 225. Immunity for compliance with FISA wiretap.
     
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    OMG! You mean to tell me someone thought the Patriot Act wasn't perfect as is and they added amendments?!? :confused: :eek:

    I'm kidding of course. I think the Patriot Act is the biggest scam sold to the American People since snake oil was sold as a healing elixir back in the day. Adding amendments doesn't appear to be making it better either. It's kinda like teats on a bull at this point.:mad:
     
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    TITLE III—INTERNATIONAL MONEY LAUNDERING ABATEMENT
    AND ANTI-TERRORIST FINANCING ACT OF 2001
    Sec. 301. Short title.
    Sec. 302. Findings and purposes.
    Sec. 303. 4-year congressional review; expedited consideration.
    -Subtitle A—International Counter Money Laundering and Related Measures
    Sec. 311. Special measures for jurisdictions, financial institutions, or international transactions of primary money laundering concern.
    Sec. 312. Special due diligence for correspondent accounts and private banking accounts.
    Sec. 313. Prohibition on United States correspondent accounts with foreign shell banks.
    Sec. 314. Cooperative efforts to deter money laundering.
    Sec. 315. Inclusion of foreign corruption offenses as money laundering crimes.
    Sec. 316. Anti-terrorist forfeiture protection.
    Sec. 317. Long-arm jurisdiction over foreign money launderers.
    Sec. 318. Laundering money through a foreign bank.
    Sec. 319. Forfeiture of funds in United States interbank accounts.
    Sec. 320. Proceeds of foreign crimes.
    Sec. 321. Financial institutions specified in subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 31, United States code.
    Sec. 322. Corporation represented by a fugitive.
    Sec. 323. Enforcement of foreign judgments.
    Sec. 324. Report and recommendation.
    Sec. 325. Concentration accounts at financial institutions.
    Sec. 326. Verification of identification.
    Sec. 327. Consideration of anti-money laundering record.
    Sec. 328. International cooperation on identification of originators of wire
    transfers.
    Sec. 329. Criminal penalties.
    Sec. 330. International cooperation in investigations of money laundering, financial crimes, and the finances of terrorist groups.
    -Subtitle B—Bank Secrecy Act Amendments and Related Improvements
    Sec. 351. Amendments relating to reporting of suspicious activities.
    Sec. 352. Anti-money laundering programs.
    Sec. 353. Penalties for violations of geographic targeting orders and certain recordkeeping requirements, and lengthening effective period of geographic targeting orders.
    Sec. 354. Anti-money laundering strategy.
     
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    Sec. 355. Authorization to include suspicions of illegal activity in written employment references.
    Sec. 356. Reporting of suspicious activities by securities brokers and dealers; investment company study.
    Sec. 357. Special report on administration of bank secrecy provisions.
    Sec. 358. Bank secrecy provisions and activities of United States intelligence agencies to fight international terrorism.
    Sec. 359. Reporting of suspicious activities by underground banking systems.
    Sec. 360. Use of authority of United States Executive Directors.
    Sec. 361. Financial crimes enforcement network.
    Sec. 362. Establishment of highly secure network.
    Sec. 363. Increase in civil and criminal penalties for money laundering.
    Sec. 364. Uniform protection authority for Federal Reserve facilities.
    Sec. 365. Reports relating to coins and currency received in nonfinancial trade or business.
    Sec. 366. Efficient use of currency transaction report system.
    -Subtitle C—Currency Crimes and Protection
    Sec. 371. Bulk cash smuggling into or out of the United States.
    Sec. 372. Forfeiture in currency reporting cases.
    Sec. 373. Illegal money transmitting businesses.
    Sec. 374. Counterfeiting domestic currency and obligations.
    Sec. 375. Counterfeiting foreign currency and obligations.
    Sec. 376. Laundering the proceeds of terrorism.
    Sec. 377. Extraterritorial jurisdiction.

    TITLE IV—PROTECTING THE BORDER
    -Subtitle A—Protecting the Northern Border
    Sec. 401. Ensuring adequate personnel on the northern border.
    Sec. 402. Northern border personnel.
    Sec. 403. Access by the Department of State and the INS to certain identifying information in the criminal history records of visa applicants and applicants for admission to the United States.
    Sec. 404. Limited authority to pay overtime.
    Sec. 405. Report on the integrated automated fingerprint identification system for ports of entry and overseas consular posts.
    -Subtitle B—Enhanced Immigration Provisions
    Sec. 411. Definitions relating to terrorism.
    Sec. 412. Mandatory detention of suspected terrorists; habeas corpus; judicial review.
    Sec. 413. Multilateral cooperation against terrorists.
    Sec. 414. Visa integrity and security.
    Sec. 415. Participation of Office of Homeland Security on Entry-Exit Task
    Force.
    Sec. 416. Foreign student monitoring program.
    Sec. 417. Machine readable passports.
    Sec. 418. Prevention of consulate shopping.
    -Subtitle C—Preservation of Immigration Benefits for Victims of Terrorism
    Sec. 421. Special immigrant status.
    Sec. 422. Extension of filing or reentry deadlines.
    Sec. 423. Humanitarian relief for certain surviving spouses and children.
    Sec. 424. ‘‘Age-out’’ protection for children.
    Sec. 425. Temporary administrative relief.
    Sec. 426. Evidence of death, disability, or loss of employment.
    Sec. 427. No benefits to terrorists or family members of terrorists.
    Sec. 428. Definitions.
     
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    TITLE V—REMOVING OBSTACLES TO INVESTIGATING TERRORISM
    Sec. 501. Attorney General’s authority to pay rewards to combat terrorism.
    Sec. 502. Secretary of State’s authority to pay rewards.
    Sec. 503. DNA identification of terrorists and other violent offenders.
    Sec. 504. Coordination with law enforcement.
    Sec. 505. Miscellaneous national security authorities.
    Sec. 506. Extension of Secret Service jurisdiction.
    Sec. 507. Disclosure of educational records.
    Sec. 508. Disclosure of information from NCES surveys.

    TITLE VI—PROVIDING FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, PUBLIC
    SAFETY OFFICERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES
    -Subtitle A—Aid to Families of Public Safety Officers
    Sec. 611. Expedited payment for public safety officers involved in the prevention, investigation, rescue, or recovery efforts related to a terrorist
    attack.
    Sec. 612. Technical correction with respect to expedited payments for heroic public safety officers.
    Sec. 613. Public safety officers benefit program payment increase.
    Sec. 614. Office of Justice programs.
    -Subtitle B—Amendments to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984
    Sec. 621. Crime victims fund.
    Sec. 622. Crime victim compensation.
    Sec. 623. Crime victim assistance.
    Sec. 624. Victims of terrorism.

    TITLE VII—INCREASED INFORMATION SHARING FOR CRITICAL
    INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
    Sec. 711. Expansion of regional information sharing system to facilitate Federal-State-local law enforcement response related to terrorist
    attacks.

    TITLE VIII—STRENGTHENING THE CRIMINAL LAWS AGAINST
    TERRORISM
    Sec. 801. Terrorist attacks and other acts of violence against mass transportation systems.
    Sec. 802. Definition of domestic terrorism.
    Sec. 803. Prohibition against harboring terrorists.
    Sec. 804. Jurisdiction over crimes committed at U.S. facilities abroad.
    Sec. 805. Material support for terrorism.
    Sec. 806. Assets of terrorist organizations.
    Sec. 807. Technical clarification relating to provision of material support to terrorism.
    Sec. 808. Definition of Federal crime of terrorism.
    Sec. 809. No statute of limitation for certain terrorism offenses.
    Sec. 810. Alternate maximum penalties for terrorism offenses.
    Sec. 811. Penalties for terrorist conspiracies.
    Sec. 812. Post-release supervision of terrorists.
    Sec. 813. Inclusion of acts of terrorism as racketeering activity.
    Sec. 814. Deterrence and prevention of cyberterrorism.
    Sec. 815. Additional defense to civil actions relating to preserving records in response to Government requests.
    Sec. 816. Development and support of cybersecurity forensic capabilities.
    Sec. 817. Expansion of the biological weapons statute.
     
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    TITLE IX—IMPROVED INTELLIGENCE
    Sec. 901. Responsibilities of Director of Central Intelligence regarding foreign intelligence collected under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
    Act of 1978.
    Sec. 902. Inclusion of international terrorist activities within scope of foreign intelligence under National Security Act of 1947.
    Sec. 903. Sense of Congress on the establishment and maintenance of intelligence relationships to acquire information on terrorists and terrorist organizations.
    Sec. 904. Temporary authority to defer submittal to Congress of reports on intelligence and intelligence-related matters.
    Sec. 905. Disclosure to Director of Central Intelligence of foreign intelligence-related information with respect to criminal investigations.
    Sec. 906. Foreign terrorist asset tracking center.
    Sec. 907. National Virtual Translation Center.
    Sec. 908. Training of government officials regarding identification and use of foreign intelligence.

    TITLE X—MISCELLANEOUS
    Sec. 1001. Review of the department of justice.
    Sec. 1002. Sense of congress.
    Sec. 1003. Definition of ‘‘electronic surveillance’’.
    Sec. 1004. Venue in money laundering cases.
    Sec. 1005. First responders assistance act.
    Sec. 1006. Inadmissibility of aliens engaged in money laundering.
    Sec. 1007. Authorization of funds for dea police training in south and central asia.
    Sec. 1008. Feasibility study on use of biometric identifier scanning system with access to the fbi integrated automated fingerprint identification
    system at overseas consular posts and points of entry to the United States.
    Sec. 1009. Study of access.
    Sec. 1010. Temporary authority to contract with local and State governments for performance of security functions at United States military installations.
    Sec. 1011. Crimes against charitable americans.
    Sec. 1012. Limitation on issuance of hazmat licenses.
    Sec. 1013. Expressing the sense of the senate concerning the provision of funding for bioterrorism preparedness and response.
    Sec. 1014. Grant program for State and local domestic preparedness support.
    Sec. 1015. Expansion and reauthorization of the crime identification technology act for antiterrorism grants to States and localities.
    Sec. 1016. Critical infrastructures protection.

    This concludes the Table of Contents. The next part I will start with is Title I, Section 101. Section 101(a) establishes a separate fund within the Treasury called "Counterterrorism Fund", amounts which shall remain available without fiscal year limitation. This fund reimburses any DoJ component for any costs for damages/repairs in connection with domestic or foreign terrorist acts. Funds will also be for "providing support to counter, investigate, or prosecute domestic or international terrorism, including, without limitation, paying rewards in connection with these activities; and conducting terrorism threat assess ments of Federal agencies and their facilities."
     
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    Keep an eye and wiretap all MOSQUES and Islamic educational institutions worldwide particularly here in US and all Western nation.

    It's time we speak up and stand up. Enough is enough.

    If they preach about hatred toward others and incite violence than we will close down those places and put their clerics behind the bars.

    How much longer we will keep being ignorant and politically correct to admit
    that the religion of "peace" who believe

    gender segregation, persecution on minorities and believing God orders them to commit violence and horrendous acts to please him.
     
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    *sigh* Please be sure to read the original post. I'd love to keep this thread clean.
     
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    Something tells me that if the government is keeping an eye on unstables, fanatics and other potential undesirables, they'd be well-advised to take a good, long look at you.
     
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    Ditto...Dammit...Unfortunately some don't read the first post here and I get things just like that...
     
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    Oh really ?

    on what religion or cult am I then ?

    I don't believe in violence and I don't believe in religions either.

    Brainwashing the masses for the elites' political power and purposes.
    No thanks !
     
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    Bullshit... if you didn't "believe" in religion, then you wouldn't have succumbed yourself to such a discriminative opinion about Islam.
     
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    OK...I was trying to be nice before, but since politics obviously cant be discussed without someone saying something stupid, let alone pay heed to my rather nice plea for some kind of intelligence, I'm going to be an asshole. First, I've seen some of your other posts just like this and it is really annoying and fuckin' pointless. Second, the world is a fucked up place, but this is not the thread to point that out. Third, I really appreciate others who have commented on this fucktard's idiocy, but it's probably best to ignore him. I've refrained from posting more to see if maybe I could undo some of the stupidity here. But since that is not feasible, I'm resorting to writing this post to maybe get people's attention. I'm going to go ahead and ignore the other shit for the time being and focus on what's more important. I ask again: Can you people please ONLY contribute material relating to the topic at hand, which is USA PATRIOT Act and how it affects the United States Codes?

    Wow, it felt good to finally get that off my chest:smile:
     
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    If some of you haven't figured it out, I've decided to start this thread to keep it only to FACTS and not say whether the Act is good or bad. I don't care what you've heard in the past about it. This is now, and all I care about. If you want to read this: fine. If not: fine. But, please, if you want to add to it, then please leave questions, comments, concerns in a serious manner. I wanted to state only facts to maybe get some people thinking. But since I was so rudely interrupted, I had to hold off. From what I've reviewed so far, there are good and bad points. I'd love to be able to eventually post them. Anyways, my nephew has to go to the hospital. I'm waiting for a call to pick him up , so again, I'll have to wait to post my library research tomorrow.
     
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    Outlaw any cults that believe

    1. Women are less equal than men
    2. Polygamy
    3. Non believers should be persecuted and annihilated.
    4. The answer on criticism on their cult dogmas is
    nothing but death penalty.
    5. Brainwashing their followers to blow up anything
    to please their FALSE IDOL.

    It's ridiculous for all our Politician and Media to remain silently on so many Muslim extremists and say none to any Islamic nations that still using Islam to incite hatred and to justify apartheid policies in their nations.

    and here at home we have Christian fundamentalists who mind about "gay marriage" and yet hypocritically silent to see all immoralities happening on the straight couples.

    Unbelievable.
     
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    Did you really have to make the same exact post in two different threads? :rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently this little shit didn't read my last post, either.
     
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    In my broadcasting class last semester we were talking about politics and tactics they use to mask things from what they really are. Nothing creates a more visceral response than our flag and our fears. So my professor used the example of the Patriot Act as an example of masking an clever naming saying like how are you supposed to vote against something called the Patriot Act without seeming UnAmerican in the same kinda vein as McCarthyism back in the day.
     
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