Civic and Economics - News Quiz #5

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ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union

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Litigation

any kind of legal action

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Alibi

a date/person/place that can put the person elsewhere than the scene of the crime

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Runoff

do over election between the top 2 elected officials if no one got over 50%

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Hate Crime

federal charge in addition to the felony for intentionally targeting a specific group

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Profiling

a police procedure of putting together a possible suspect

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Immunity

a government guarantee of freedom from prosecution in order to solve another crime

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Corroboration

testimony from two different witnesses agree

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Extradition

transporting suspect/criminal across state lines to stand trial for a harsher sentence

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Change of Venue

moving a trial to another location in order to get an unbiased jury

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Ruby Ridge and Waco

the build-ups to the Oklahoma city bombing

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Sting

undercover law enforcement operation (LEGAL)

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Entrapment

soliciting a crime by an undercover law enforcement agent (ILLEGAL)

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Summons

a court order for a defendant or juror to show up for court

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Subpoena

a court order for evidence or for a witness

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Magistrate

a court officer that does out of court paperwork for a judge

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SWAT

Special Weapons and Tactics - Military Trained police officers

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Para-Military Groups

any kind of citizen group with military training

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Patriots Day

1st Militia Battles of the American Revolutionary War

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1775

Year of Patriots Day

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Baltimore Riots

1st citizen v Government battle of the Civil War

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1861

Year of Baltimore Riots

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Ruby Ridge

April 19th, 1992 - ATF Raid

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Waco, Texas

April 19th, 1993 - FBI Fire

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Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19th, 1995

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US Northeast

US Militia Movement in 1760s-1770s

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US South

US Militia Movement in 1850s-1860s

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US Midwest

US Militia Movement in 1990s

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US West

US Militia Movement Today

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Federally Owned Land

What is the issue in the West?

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Department of the Interior

Manages the interior of the United States

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Bureau of Land Management

Deals with the Land of the US

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Interpol

international police organization of cooperating police departments

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IED

Improvised Explosive Device

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Waive

to voluntarily give up constitutional rights

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Fugitives

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FISA

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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FISA

Limited the capabilities of federal surveillance agencies

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Patriot Act

put the US intelligence agencies back on top for surveillance regarding terrorism

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USA Freedom Act

Patriot Act was killed but internet service providers now MUST monitor data

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Orwellian/Big Brother

terms taken from the book 1984 by George Orwell to describe government surveillance

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