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Homeland security
Torr, James D., 1974-
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San Diego : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, [2004]

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122 pages ; 24 cm.
Homeland security measures undermine civil liberties / American Civil Liberties Union -- Homeland security measures should not be restricted by an overly broad view of civil liberties / Stuart Taylor Jr. -- The PATRIOT Act has helped prevent terrorist attacks / Alice Fisher -- The PATRIOT Act has undermined civil liberties / Nancy Chang -- The Department of Homeland Security will protect Americans against terrorists / George W. Bush -- The Department of Homeland Security may make Americans less safe / Eric R. Taylor -- The government should abandon the Total Information Awareness Project / James M. Wall -- The government should not abandon the Total Information Awareness Project / Heather MacDonald -- Facial recognition technology can enhance homeland security / Joseph Atick -- Facial recognition technology threatens individual privacy / David Kopel and Michael Krause -- Ethnic profiling to prevent terrorism is justified / Michael Kinsley -- Ethnic profiling is unfair and ineffective / David Cole and James X. Dempsey -- Immigration must be restricted to protect America against terrorists / Mark Krikorian -- Homeland security measures targeting immigrants are unfair and unnecessary / National Immigration Forum.
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In November 2002 President Bush signed into law legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which consolidates dozens of federal agencies, such as the Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, into a new, cabinet-level agency charged with preventing terrorist attacks within the United States. The authors in this anthology debate which measures--from arming airline pilots to issuing national ID cards--should be employed in order to help the DHS accomplish its mission.

Table of Contents

Stuart Taylor Jr.Alice FisherNancy ChangGeorge W. BushEric R. TaylorJames M. WallHeather MacDonaldJoseph AtickDavid Kopel and Michael KrauseMichael KinsleyDavid Cole and James X. DempseyMark Krikorian
Introductionp. 9
1. Homeland Security Measures Undermine Civil Libertiesp. 13
2. Homeland Security Measures Should Not Be Restricted by an Overly Broad View of Civil Libertiesp. 23
3. The PATRIOT Act Has Helped Prevent Terrorist Attacksp. 34
4. The PATRIOT Act Has Undermined Civil Libertiesp. 43
5. The Department of Homeland Security Will Protect Americans Against Terroristsp. 54
6. The Department of Homeland Security May Make Americans Less Safep. 58
7. The Government Should Abandon the Total Information Awareness Projectp. 65
8. The Government Should Not Abandon the Total Information Awareness Projectp. 68
9. Facial Recognition Technology Can Enhance Homeland Securityp. 73
10. Facial Recognition Technology Threatens Individual Privacyp. 78
11. Ethnic Profiling to Prevent Terrorism Is Justifiedp. 86
12. Ethnic Profiling Is Unfair and Ineffectivep. 89
13. Immigration Must Be Restricted to Protect America Against Terroristsp. 93
14. Homeland Security Measures Targeting Immigrants Are Unfair and Unnecessaryp. 102
Organizations to Contactp. 111
Bibliographyp. 116
Indexp. 119