ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a nice summer evening. You have just finished supper
and are relaxing with your family after your hard day at the office. Your
favorite reality show is on television, and you along with your wife and kids
are heavily engrossed in it.
Suddenly your door gets pounded down and men with guns and
helmets come rushing in and tackle you to the ground so they can cuff you. Your
family is in terror, but also they are in shocked because they notice the
lettering on the uniforms of these men ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ FBI.
Your drug off and thrown into a jail cell where you wait to
hear what crime you have committed. You sit there saddened with great concern of
your family. Your wife is in a frantic because she does not know where you are
or what crime you have committed. She thinks of calling an attorney, but what
good can it do when she donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know your crime. Also she has your children to
worry about and wonder how she will survive.
The next morning comes and you hope to hear why you have
been taken, but as they day dwindles so does your ambitions of hearing any news.
Sad part is this continues for another week.
A greater feeling of discouragement rises in you as you
realize you have been jailed now for over a month, charged with no crimes and
you nor your family know what happened. In fact you begin to wonder if life is
even worth continuing.
This is a horrible story that I pray none of you ever have
to live. The truth is though, it is a story that could come to being under the
USA Patriot Act.
This act was rushed through Congress as a means to fight
terrorism in the home front, but in fact it has given an abusive amount of power
to law enforcement and essentially voided the fourth amendment.