December 2, 2001


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"...Attorney General John Ashcroft said the Justice Department could loosen some restrictions on the FBI's ability to put domestic groups, including religious organizations, under surveillance to thwart terrorist activity... CNN

"...The attorney general also said "several hundred" National Guard troops and possibly helicopters would be used to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border, allowing them "to observe the border better." Source: CNN

Ashcroft also said the questioning of men from Islamic and Middle Eastern countries was entirely voluntary. Source: CNN

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President George W. Bush Signs Anti-Terrorism Bill (October 26, 2001) [ read ] [ listen ] RealPlayer [ download ]
Full text of bill H.R.3162 Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (Received in the Senate) [ read ]

Terror Act Has Lasting Effects, By Declan McCullagh (2:00 a.m. Oct. 26, 2001 PDT ), Wired Magazine [ read ]

Homeland Insecurity, By R.V. Scheide (October 28, 2001), Sacramento News & Review [ read ]

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