Patriot Act III - Bush Lays down the law

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Psycho-Cannon, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Psycho-Cannon Home grown and Psycho Registered Senior Member

    Sing it with me


    Bush to Urge New Anti-Terror Measures

    Wed September 10, 2003 11:37 AM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will on Wednesday endorse further measures to tighten anti-terrorism legislation, including denying bail to terror suspects, expanding the death penalty, and bypassing grand juries to issue subpoenas

    "Over the course of the last two years as we've been taking significant steps to combat terrorism at home we've come across some areas where additional authority is needed,"

    Bush is to unveil his proposals in a speech to a Homeland Security FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, outside Washington, at 3:15 p.m. EDT.

    Bush will urge Congress to pass three major measures, McClellan said. They are:

    -- Allowing law enforcement authorities to bypass a judge or grand jury and issue "administrative subpoenas" in terrorism investigations where "time is of the essence."

    -- Expanding the ability to presumptively deny bail for terrorism suspects. McClellan said this was essential to preventing suspects from fleeing.

    -- Expanding the death penalty for terror related crimes.
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    Thankfully I can't remember the name of the actual silly song ....

    Here we go, here we go, here we go-ooooo. Here we go, here we go, here we gooooooo. Here we go! Here! We! Go!

    (Okay ... I'm going to have to dig up a digital copy of Helloween's I Want Out! Live, recorded in Scotland in the late 1980s ....)

    In the meantime, I'm not sure what to expect. Google News, at the moment, isn't offering much. Perhaps in a couple of hours.
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  5. ranxer Registered Senior Member

    if what's reported is all the additions it covers then it sounds like nothing compared to the first two.. patriot act and homeland security bull.
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  7. jps Valued Senior Member

    Don't know why he needs these given that he can declare anyone an enemy combatant and do whatever he wants with them, perhaps he knows the repercussions of using that power in other arenas(drugs for example) would piss people off, so he's making it legal.

    allowing law enforecement to bypass judges is a step in a very dangerous direction. the next step could well be "administrative warrants"

    the death penalty thing sucks, but it just follows the trend of Clintons "effective death penalty(forget the name of it) terrorist act."
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  9. Carnuth i dont Registered Senior Member

    power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely...

    Keep going Bush! almost there!
  10. Don Hakman Registered Senior Member

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