Fwd: Patriot Act 2 - incredible things that were in it
- --- In Legal_Self_Representation@yahoogroups.com, "law_self_help"
Patriot Act 2 was voted down, but no doubt Bush junta will try again.
Here's what they tried to accomplish
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"
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
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"
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
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
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
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the "enemy combatant"
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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