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November 24, 2003
As strong as my feelings are on the issue, I've avoided involving myself in the discussion surrounding the USA Patriot Act, and Glendale's consideration of joining three states and more than 200 cities/towns/communities in issuing a resolution to resist its enforcement. Assertions in Ken Artingstall's letter appearing Nov. 10 have made it impossible for me not to respond. Mr. Artingstall "would be interested in learning about anyone (other than the Guantanamo detainees)
NEWS
February 4, 2004
Feb. 11 The Southern California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present a forum examining the legal and moral implications of the USA Patriot Act at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the St. Bede Parish Center. Allan Ides, a constitutional law professor at Loyola Law School, will review the history and status of American civil rights and homeland security from colonial times to the present. A question and answer session will be moderated by La Canada Flintridge City Councilman Anthony Portantino.
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Regarding Jeff Keating's highlights of the USA Patriot Act: Apparently, no one in Congress remembers the joy of having Joe McCarthy around. To paraphrase a quote: Those who fail to learn from history will be condemned to repeat it. The USA Patriot Act is ruinously expensive, and as a practical matter, highly unworkable. Yes, we need homeland security. But the USA Patriot Act will just make the bad guys more creative. This is democracy run amok. Do we really want our grandchildren to live in an era when they can't even step outside their door without some government official asking, "Papers, please"?
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Karen S. Kim It wasn't until the USA Patriot Act was signed into law Oct. 26 that Upland resident Marjorie Musser Mikels made the final decision to run against 22-year incumbent Rep. David Dreier (R-Covina). The law -- which increased the government's power to monitor private conversations and e-mails, allowed police to use a search warrant in a home without the tenant present and made it easier to deport noncitizens suspected of terrorist activity -- "guts" our Constitution, Mikels saud.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Glendale City Council members debated the meaning of the USA Patriot Act, but could not agree Tuesday on a resolution that would have sent a message to the nation's capital -- that the city of Glendale condemns the act. Councilman Rafi Manoukian requested information on the legislation after the council's Aug. 26 meeting. The council heard the report Tuesday and was asked to decide whether to adopt a resolution to "uphold the human rights and civil liberties" of Glendale residents.
NEWS
November 24, 2003
The USA Patriot Act has certainly generated an interesting crop of letters. Ms. Graat's recent contribution, however, is what my mother used to call a mess of confusion. Regarding the Glendale Police Department: I've lived in the area most of my life and have lived for the past 13 years in that portion of La Crescenta known as the Glendale Annex. Day or night, with problems large or small, Glendale's finest have always responded to my calls promptly, and with courtesy have dealt with whatever the situation was with great efficiency.
NEWS
October 24, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Brandon Valvo has a unique perspective on the USA Patriot Act, a bill that, depending who's asked, either protects the United States from terrorists or strips Americans of their basic civil liberties. Valvo's brother, Carlton, was on the 105th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, where he worked as a vice president for Cantor Fitzgerald, on Sept. 11, 2001. Carlton Valvo, who grew up in Glendale and graduated from St. Francis High School, was killed when terrorists smashed two planes into the towers.
NEWS
October 27, 2003
JEFF KEATING On Tuesday, the Glendale City Council is expected to discuss the USA Patriot Act, legislation -- passed about two weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 -- that greatly enhances the federal government's information- gathering and law-enforcement powers. The act has come under increasing scrutiny and criticism recently, with three states and nearly 200 communities passing resolutions condemning its broad scope, which the act's opponents say imperils the civil rights of all Americans.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
Thank you, Mr. Brandstater, for the history lesson. Your Community Commentary ("Opponents of Patriot Act 'ill-informed'," Aug. 17) is filled not only with irrelevant tidbits on American history, but it smacks of Cold War-era fear tactics, which have no place in public discourse today. Your attempt at invoking irrational sentiments by connecting a legal association with communists is utterly laughable. I mean, the communists are no longer communists in places they used to rule.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
Rep. David Dreier, a Republican who represents Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, voted Tuesday to approve legislation renewing the USA Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 was approved 280-138. The bill will now be sent to the President for his signature. The act has proven to be an invaluable tool in the war on terror, Dreier said. This new version gives law enforcement the ability to effectively combat terrorism while protecting civil liberties, he said.
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March 10, 2006
Rep. David Dreier, a Republican who represents Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, voted Tuesday to approve legislation renewing the USA Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 was approved 280-138. The bill will now be sent to the President for his signature. The act has proven to be an invaluable tool in the war on terror, Dreier said. This new version gives law enforcement the ability to effectively combat terrorism while protecting civil liberties, he said.
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 23, 2005
Congressman Adam Schiff is urging the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, F. James Senssenbrenner, Jr., to hold hearings in the committee on recent reports concerning eavesdropping on Americans without court approval. Since Friday, Dec. 16, national reports claiming that President George Bush had secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop within the US borders without court approval, many legislative leaders have been debating the rights to protect the country with the rights of its citizens.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
Thank you, Mr. Brandstater, for the history lesson. Your Community Commentary ("Opponents of Patriot Act 'ill-informed'," Aug. 17) is filled not only with irrelevant tidbits on American history, but it smacks of Cold War-era fear tactics, which have no place in public discourse today. Your attempt at invoking irrational sentiments by connecting a legal association with communists is utterly laughable. I mean, the communists are no longer communists in places they used to rule.
NEWS
July 1, 2004
Three councilmen failed in not supporting our freedoms The patriotic letter by Patrick Grant ("Former mayor's remarks were out of line at Memorial Day ceremony," June 15) brings to mind the comment of Thomas Jefferson: "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." American civilians who support our troops are the ones who need to require accountability from the politicians who decide where our troops are deployed, because soldiers are not in a position to argue about where they're sent.
NEWS
February 4, 2004
Feb. 11 The Southern California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present a forum examining the legal and moral implications of the USA Patriot Act at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the St. Bede Parish Center. Allan Ides, a constitutional law professor at Loyola Law School, will review the history and status of American civil rights and homeland security from colonial times to the present. A question and answer session will be moderated by La Canada Flintridge City Councilman Anthony Portantino.
NEWS
November 24, 2003
The USA Patriot Act has certainly generated an interesting crop of letters. Ms. Graat's recent contribution, however, is what my mother used to call a mess of confusion. Regarding the Glendale Police Department: I've lived in the area most of my life and have lived for the past 13 years in that portion of La Crescenta known as the Glendale Annex. Day or night, with problems large or small, Glendale's finest have always responded to my calls promptly, and with courtesy have dealt with whatever the situation was with great efficiency.
NEWS
November 24, 2003
As strong as my feelings are on the issue, I've avoided involving myself in the discussion surrounding the USA Patriot Act, and Glendale's consideration of joining three states and more than 200 cities/towns/communities in issuing a resolution to resist its enforcement. Assertions in Ken Artingstall's letter appearing Nov. 10 have made it impossible for me not to respond. Mr. Artingstall "would be interested in learning about anyone (other than the Guantanamo detainees)
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Glendale City Council members debated the meaning of the USA Patriot Act, but could not agree Tuesday on a resolution that would have sent a message to the nation's capital -- that the city of Glendale condemns the act. Councilman Rafi Manoukian requested information on the legislation after the council's Aug. 26 meeting. The council heard the report Tuesday and was asked to decide whether to adopt a resolution to "uphold the human rights and civil liberties" of Glendale residents.
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Regarding Jeff Keating's highlights of the USA Patriot Act: Apparently, no one in Congress remembers the joy of having Joe McCarthy around. To paraphrase a quote: Those who fail to learn from history will be condemned to repeat it. The USA Patriot Act is ruinously expensive, and as a practical matter, highly unworkable. Yes, we need homeland security. But the USA Patriot Act will just make the bad guys more creative. This is democracy run amok. Do we really want our grandchildren to live in an era when they can't even step outside their door without some government official asking, "Papers, please"?
NEWS
October 28, 2003
Urging vigilance in protecting our civil liberties The last week of October marks the second anniversary of congressional passage of the USA Patriot Act. Enacted Oct. 26, 2001, the Patriot Act provided the federal government with expanded powers to fight terrorism. Some of the expanded powers, however, run counter to constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. For example, it includes an overly broad definition of terrorism so that government action could potentially be directed against protesters and organizations that merely voice disagreement with the policies of the leadership of the United States.
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