The cost of disguised safety.
So I was up late one night, and watched All in the Family. Archie was mugged by a robber, and then was later arrested, then set to see a pre-trial to see if he would get fined for using Pepper Spray against the robber. The robber himself was caught, but let go because of the police giving him his rights in English, which the robber didnt understand. So Archie told his story, and would get 7 years in prison for using his Pepper Spray. Eventually, since the police officer didnt have a search warrant for Archie, Archie was able to be dismissed. The judge then said it was because it was for the innocent's civil rights that both the robber and Archie was dismissed.
Which then lead me to a thought. Look at the U.S. government. Look at the Patriot Act. You've heard about there now being racial profiling, and how innocent arabs have been put in a solitary hell for 6 months, only because they looked suspicious. Has the cost for "security" been worth it?
Terrorist attacks arent that deadly to the individual towns and cities. You have a much better chance of dying from an armed robber, than to be blown up from a bomb from a terrorist group. But has the government put as much money into protecting the streets as it's done for the country? Nope.
We've lost alot of freedom from the Act. You can now be searched without a warrant, and even arrested without a lawyer or even a trial. Guess innocent until proven guilty doesnt matter in the home of the free, huh?