Could France Adopt Legislation Similar To Patriot Act?
In light of recent terrorist attacks, analysts are questioning whether France could pass its own version of the U.S.'s controversial Patriot Act.By Ben Lawson | January 12, 2015
Following terror attacks in France that left 17 people dead, the country has mobilized 10,000 troops to guard against any future violence. Of course, there's fear of another attack, but now there's also fear of a growing police state in France.
After 9/11, American officials ushered in the USA Patriot Act, which allowed for roving wiretaps and the indefinite detention of immigrants.
Now some outlets are predicting there will be calls for similar law-enforcement powers to what is allotted in the Patriot Act to be implemented in France.