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Stop the New Patriot Act!
2003-04-05, 10:54 a.m.

This is a bit old, but it's important and of course still relevant:

From: Matt Howes, National Internet Organizer, ACLU
To: ACLU Action Network Members
Date: February 27, 2003

Under the guise of terrorism, Attorney General Ashcroft has been secretly preparing new legislation that would significantly reduce privacy protections and essentially eliminate some of the most fundamental checks and balances on governmental power.

The draft "Domestic Security Enhancement Act" contains a multitude of law enforcement and intelligence gathering powers -- many of which are not related to terrorism -- that would severely undermine basic constitutional rights. For example, the proposed legislation would allow the sampling and cataloguing of innocent Americans' DNA without court order and without consent.

Take Action now! We can stop this legislation and tell our elected officials that they must exercise appropriate oversight over the Justice Department and FBI to prevent abuse of power. Click here to get more information and to send a free fax:


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