Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Has the Patriot Act Thwarted Terrorist Attacks?

Keith Alexander says that the Patriot Act, which allows warrantless surveillance of telephone and other data about U.S. citizens, has thwarted "dozens of terrorist acts."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/12/live-updates-cybersecurity-hearing/?wpisrc=al_national_p#liveblog-entry-46364

(Scroll down; this blog page has picked up a few updates since Alexander's interview.)

Surveillance probably has thwarted crime. Does that make it constitutional?