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  • law_self_help
    ... wrote: Patriot Act 2 was voted down, but no doubt Bush junta will try again. Here s what they tried to accomplish ... Let us consider
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2005
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      --- In Legal_Self_Representation@yahoogroups.com, "law_self_help"
      <law_self_help@y...> wrote:
      Patriot Act 2 was voted down, but no doubt Bush junta will try again.
      Here's what they tried to accomplish
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      Let us consider the powers of the Patriot Act II:

      SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the definition
      of "enemy combatant" to all American citizens who "may" have violated
      any provision of Section 802 of the first Patriot Act. (Section 802
      is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition
      is "any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any
      Federal or State law.") Section 501 of the second Patriot Act
      directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The Justice
      Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of the
      First USA Patriot Act isn't broad enough and that a new, unlimited
      definition of terrorism is needed.

      Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful activities can be
      grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to be seen again.
      The Justice Department states that they can do this because the
      person "had inferred from conduct" that they were not US citizens.
      Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that any
      violation of Federal or State law can result in the "enemy combatant"
      terrorist designation.

      SECTION 201 of the second Patriot Act makes it a criminal act for any
      member of the government or any citizen to release any information
      concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also
      states that law enforcement does not have to tell the press who they
      have arrested, and they never have to release the names.

      SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set up a
      national database of "suspected terrorists" and radically expand the
      database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist groups
      and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group
      designated as "terrorist." These sections also set up a national DNA
      database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation for any
      crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the
      Federal government.

      SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in spying
      operations against the American people and would place substantial
      restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil
      rights across the board

      SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign powers
      and again strip them of all rights under the "enemy combatant"
      designation.

      SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering, regardless
      of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered to
      be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This
      makes newsgathering illegal. SECTION 103 allows the Federal
      government to use wartime martial law powers domestically and
      internationally without Congress declaring that a state of war
      exists.

      SECTION 106 is bone chilling in its straightforwardness. It states
      that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of
      secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an
      undisclosed location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not
      good enough. It states that government agents must be given immunity
      for carrying out searches with no prior court approval. This section
      throws out the entire Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches
      and seizures.

      SECTION 109 allows secret star-chamber courts to issue contempt
      charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to
      incriminate themselves or others. This section annihilates the last
      vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.

      SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the first
      Patriot Act were not sunsetted and removes the five-year sunset
      clause from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all,
      the media has told us: "This is the New America. Get used to it. This
      is forever."

      SECTION 111 expands the definition of the "enemy combatant"
      designation.

      SECTION 122 restates the government's newly announced power
      of "surveillance without a court order."

      SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and
      that the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described
      in press reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One
      passage reads, "thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less
      precise than that directed against more conventional types of crime."
      *Note: Over and over again, in subsection after subsection, the
      second Patriot Act states that its new Soviet-type powers will be
      used to fight international terrorism, domestic terrorism and other
      types of crimes. Of course the government has already announced in
      Section 802 of the first USA Patriot act that any crime is considered
      domestic terrorism.

      SECTION 126 grants the government the right to mine the entire
      spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records
      to educational and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow
      ECHELON and the Total Information Awareness Network to break down any
      and all walls of privacy. The government states that they must look
      at everything to "determine" if individuals or groups might have a
      connection to terrorist groups. As you can now see, you are guilty
      until proven innocent.

      SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners' and medical
      examiners' operations whenever they see fit. SECTION 128 allows the
      Federal government to place gag orders on Federal and State Grand
      Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also disallows
      individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena.
      So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.

      SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistle blower protection for
      Federal agents.

      SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with
      toxic biological, chemical or radiological materials.

      SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all financial
      dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a
      terrorist.

      SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists.
      The database will also be used to "stop other unlawful activities."
      It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies
      for the same purposes.

      SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of
      information sharing.

      SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially
      big businesses, that spy on their customers for Homeland Security,
      violating their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are
      all preventative measures - has anyone seen Minority Report? This is
      the access hub for the Total Information Awareness Network.

      SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the American
      people and to share information with foreign governments.

      SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows
      officers of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American
      citizens anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to
      secretly take individuals out of foreign countries.

      SECTION 402 is titled "Providing Material Support to Terrorism." The
      section reads that there is no requirement to show that the
      individual even had the intent to aid terrorists.

      SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to
      include any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.

      SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or "other criminals" to
      use encryption in the commission of a crime.

      SECTION 408 creates "lifetime parole" (basically, slavery) for a
      whole host of crimes.

      SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages
      in terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is
      now considered terrorism under the first Patriot Act.

      SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they
      point to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any
      terrorist act or support of terrorist act can result in the death
      penalty. SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing.
      This section states that any type of financial activity connected to
      terrorism will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per
      violation.

      SECTIONS 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone engaging
      in terrorist activities. There are many other sections that I did not
      cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by
      the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act
      dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history. (Many
      thanks to Alex Jones for this important list and research).

      The only remaining question for American people is whether Executive
      Orders, and acts such as the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
      and the Patriot Act II are imposed "in case of crisis," or whether
      they are created as part of a pre-determined decision to dismantle
      Constitutional America. And either way, is this how we want to live?
      --- End forwarded message ---
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