Ariadna Rivas MAH 1 st period Xipolitas “Security Surveillance”
From the early years of America there has been people looking after the safety of the American people. People from all over the country are being watched and taken care of. Security and surveillance was created to be able to live without fear, these days security has branched from general safety to personal use. In this essay it will partake on a journey of the history of security surveillance. It began in 1791 when the bill of right was created, one of the amendments, the fourth to be specific was created by the founders they believed a mans house was his protection against danger. It gave the American people the right to not be searched with a reason and detailed paper work of what they are searching also under what circumstances, that included the person, their home, papers and effects.an example of when a police officer would have the right to search a person or pat them down if the officer saw them committing a crime such as trespassing or assault. The Bill Of Rights had both short and long term affects, some of the short term effects were he removal of how much power the state government had and gave o/it to the national government. Also the fear that came along with the Bill of Rights was that the United States federal government would transform into the British government by creating the Bill of Rights it assured people the American people that the government would not be able to take control of their personal affects without reason or warrant. The long term effects included the aid it gave
Americans to reassure them of their rights by telling us the government cannot violate our rights and also making it a felony to take away our freedom of speech and or religion. During 1928, Olmstead v. United States the Supreme Court decided that evidence received from recorded calls was admissible in court due to the fact they did not consider it a physical object, although this was later countermanded. Some of the long term affects this case had was the realization of the importance of he privacy of a phone call, “no difference between a phone call and a sealed letter” this was said by Justice Louis Brandeis . In 1934 wiretapping became a legal act used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as long as the information they acquired is not disclosed. During the year 1945 project SHAMROCK was created by The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) its was a sneaky way to spy on al incoming or exiting telegrams from the United States without the us of a warrant. It was a very successful that they were receiving up to 150,000 messages on their most trafficked month. It was considered one of the biggest program the Americans ever dealt with that handled seizing information. Less than a decade later I’m
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- Spring '12
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Congress, Federal government of the United States, Central Intelligence Agency, September 11 attacks, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act