The traditions of habeas corpus, jury trial and "innocent until proven guilty" live on in the USA. You may compare the US PATRIOT Act with the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2005 but there is a big difference. The former is unconstitutional and only awaits a citizen to apply to the Supreme Court for it to be stricken from history.
A very happy Fourth of July to our American readers. Please keep freedom's flame alive so that future generations in Britain may re-emerge into its light one day.