imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Senate Passes 'Anti-Terrorism' Bill

by ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at 5:09 PM

Congress: Electronic eavesdropping, greater authority to detain suspects are among the broad measures passed, 96 to 1. " . . .would limit detention of suspects to seven days rather than the indefinite time period sought by the administration." Oh boy, that was close!

WASHINGTON -- The Senate responded to President Bush's request

for expanded anti-terrorist powers Thursday by approving a sweeping

program that would make it easier for U.S. law enforcement officials to

detect and detain suspected terrorists.

Satisfying the concerns of some civil liberties advocates, senators voted,

96 to 1, for broad measures that, among other provisions, would limit

detention of suspects to seven days rather than the indefinite time period

sought by the administration.

Senate leaders also began discussing an agreement with the House,

which is expected to pass its own similar legislation today, to put a

five-year limit on broadening the government's authority to conduct

electronic surveillance.

Among the powers approved by the Senate were measures allowing law

enforcement to eavesdrop on e-mail and other computer

communications without permission from a court, to obtain wiretapping

authority for multiple jurisdictions from a single court and to deploy

so-called "roving wiretaps" that permit investigators to monitor a

suspect's communications across multiple devices like cellular phones.

President Bush is expected to sign promptly the combined package that

Congress sends to his desk.

So urgent was the legislation that Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle

(D-S.D.) kept his colleagues in session until they passed the measures at

close to midnight.

Daschle also succeeded in getting the Senate overwhelmingly to reject

three amendments by Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.), who argued

that his proposals would keep law enforcement officers from invading

the privacy of innocent people with no connection to terror suspects.

Feingold cast the lone dissenting vote.

Daschle said he sympathized with Feingold's aims but cautioned that the

Senate bill already was a delicate bipartisan compromise that gave

protection to individual liberties.

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), liberal chairman of the Judiciary

Committee, said bipartisan efforts had produced "the best bill possible,

one requiring Republicans and Democrats to come together."

Leahy added: "We were able to remove a number of unconstitutional

parts the administration had proposed."

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), the committee's ranking minority

member, said far-reaching legislation was needed because "we live in a

dangerous and difficult world today with terrorist cells in this country."

To those concerned about the potential loss of civil liberties in increasing

the powers of the FBI and other agencies, Hatch advised them to

ponder "the loss of civil liberties of those who died" in the terrorist

attacks of Sept. 11.

But Hatch said the government cannot guarantee total protection of the

public "when you have people willing to commit suicide to do us harm."

Advocating the need for roving wiretap authority, Sen. Dianne Feinstein

(D-Calif.), a Judiciary Committee member, explained that "under current

law, law enforcement must get a wiretap order for each individual phone

line. Criminals and terrorists know this, so they often manage to defeat

surveillance by simply moving locations or exchanging countless

disposable or even stolen cell phones."

Besides expanding the government's power to eavesdrop on suspects

and detain suspects and potential witnesses for limited periods, the

Senate bill also mandates the sharing of investigative data between the

FBI and CIA when such information could pertain to terrorist activities.

Previously, such data often was protected by court order or by grand

jury secrecy.

In addition, the bill increases maximum penalties for terrorist-related

crimes that result in any deaths. It also triples the number of Border

Patrol officers, Customs Service agents and U.S. immigration inspectors

along the Canadian border, the boundary that some terrorists who

hijacked airliners last month are believed to have crossed. The bill

appropriates million to upgrade technology for those agents.

Additionally, the Senate legislation includes strict anti-money-laundering

provisions designed to prevent terrorists from using U.S. banks in

furtherance of their activities, and it improves the ability of federal agents

to detect such use.

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
...from EPIC Alert epic-bot Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at 3:03 AM
...from ACLU aclu-bot Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at 3:05 AM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? A31 10:07AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy