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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-04 06:54 PM
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Mercs in Iraq & Afghanistan screwed by the PATRIOT Act!
http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2004/June/04_crm_414.htm

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U.S. Attorney Frank Whitney added, Once again we see evidence that the USA PATRIOT Act is a valuable tool for law enforcement. Not only is it vital to investigating and prosecuting terrorists, but also it is instrumental in protecting the civil liberties of those on U.S. military installations and diplomatic missions overseas, regardless of their nationality.

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 gives the United States jurisdiction in the Passaro case. In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, the PATRIOT Act expanded the law enforcement powers of the United States and eased the challenges of prosecuting crimes and terrorist attacks abroad. Section 804 of the Act, later codified as 18 USC Section 7(9), provides jurisdiction over crimes committed by or against any U.S. national on lands or facilities designated for use by the United States government, such as the Asadabad Base.
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