Patriot Act Critics Building Movement

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
The Patriot Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress barely a month after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The Bush administration insists the Act is working, but critics, like Berkeley Professor and co-chairman of the National Civil Rights Alliance Aga Saeed ( AH gah sye EED) says the law promotes racial profiling, especially of Middle Easterners. CUT: Saeed12 :12 Dr Saeed joined members of the Green and Libertarian Parties at the Capitol to urge the legislature to approve a resolution calling on Congress to repeal portions of the Patriot Act that impinge on Constitutional rights. The resolution, which has both Republican and Democratic support, would put California on record as the fifth state to formally call for rewriting the Patriot Act. SOC