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Patriot Act Being Force Fed
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Patriot Act Being Force Fed

Petaluma refuses to oppose Patriot Act
Associated Press

Petaluma - -- Despite the pleas of more than 300 residents -- the Petaluma City Council has refused to approve a resolution opposing the U.S.-A Patriot Act.

Four members told the crowd last night the City Council is not the appropriate forum to rule on the federal measure passed to battle Terrorism in the wake of the 9-11 attack.

Two members indicated they would support the measure -- so the council decided not to take a formal vote. One council member was not present.

Mayor David Glass said after the meeting that he sees problems with the act -- but doesn't have the authority to do anything about it.

The act has been criticized for what some see as a restriction on fundamental rights.

The Justice Department has defended the act -- saying its provisions are c

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