After the events of September 11, 2001, the war on terrorism became a much greater priority than the war on drugs. The USA Patriot Act was quickly legislated: it included some elements relating to drug enforcement. Discuss the Patriot Act I and II: What was the effect of this legislation? How did it impact the war on drugs efforts? What evidence can you find to suggest the Patriot Act is helping our war on drugs efforts, or conversely, having no impact at all?
The Patriot Act was created to respond to terrorism and to ensure no other terrorist attack would ever occur on American soil. In order to ensure another attack never occurred, the Patriot Act extended the investigatory powers of police in their search for terrorists. In Patriot Act I police were first affor