San Bernardino, CA Shooting - Patriot Act

by daberman on Décembre 10, 2015 - 12:24pm

San Bernardino, CA. On December 2, 2015 the 355th mass shooting this year occurred in the United States of America. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were a couple that carried out an attack on co-workers at a municipality building during a Christmas event. The attack is thought to be very well planned out with several firearms bought, a rented car, many homemade bombs, and detailed plans. The public has not yet found out whether or not this is an act of terror or work rage. Information has been leaked about the couple contacting extremists in America and in the Middle East. Its all been noted that the couple has traveled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in recent years.

What I am wondering is why authorities weren’t able to track the couple with the aid of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act allows authorities to easily watch over your computer, social media and telephone. But how is it possible that he couple slid under the radar. They were contacting the extremists! Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik used social media and phone calls to talk to other people with the same belief system as them. In addition, the couple destroyed hard drives which could have had more information. Is it possible that the Patriot Act is not working? Are their not enough people watching over extremists? What is the next step to take to protect America?

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