Realitycheck Posted November 28, 2007 Share Posted November 28, 2007 The report says that in the period starting with the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and ending May 5, Justice Department (search) terrorism investigations resulted in charges against 310 people, with 179 convictions or guilty pleas. The Patriot Act, Justice officials say, was instrumental in these cases. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,125551,00.html The Department of Justice, now headed by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, says that the Patriot Act has been a useful tool in finding and dismantling terrorist organizations and plots. It has disrupted over 150 terrorist threats and cells, incapacitated over 3,000 terrorists, broken up five terror cells within U.S. borders, charged 401 individuals on terror charges and convicted 212, though the department does not differentiate between those captured through the new provisions of the Patriot Act, and those who were discovered by other means. http://www.conservapedia.com/Patriot_act Realistically, you see the trend and you see politicians shying away from it and asserting checks on it. However, time will tell what shall become. We probably can't catch every single sleeper cell. However, just like they caught us by surprise, we caught them by surprise, as well. Now, we have more effective tools at our disposal, are on "war footing", are more wary. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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