Four Pa. Cities Among 123 Opposing USA Patriot Law

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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6051634.htm More communities are denouncing the USA Patriot Act, even as U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft seeks greater antiterrorism powers, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. On Thursday, Ashcroft told Congress that he wanted stiffer penalties and broader authority to go after people who support terrorist groups. Passed two weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, the Patriot Act makes it easier for federal agents in terrorism investigations to gain access to personal records, search homes, and set up wiretaps . . .

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