The Patriot Act is a tool necessary for the prosecution of the War on Terror... and fat guys who happen to have no link to terrorism what-so-ever.... From the article:
Federal authorities Tuesday used the Patriot Act to charge a man with pointing a laser beam at an airplane overhead and temporarily blinding the pilot and co-pilot.
The FBI acknowledged the incident had no connection to terrorism but called David Banach's actions "foolhardy and negligent."
So... another example of the Patriot Act being used against US citizens. Wonder if Sir William is gonna eat his words on this one? Not bloody likely. Rest assured, all you'll hear from the peanut gallery is "He was being stupid".
See... its ok for the government to abuse it's power, so long as it does so in a way that the media agrees with...