The Age Of Drones: Military May Be Using Drones In US To Help Police
Our Orwellian nightmare? Whether we know it now or not, the skies over America have already been altered. Drones are here, used by more and more police forces around the country, some courtesy of Obama's stimulus package. The abundance of drones is going to radically change over the next 5 years with some estimates of 35,000 drones coming to American airspace. Some of the technology within drones already includes facial recognition technology, the ability to peer inside buildings and homes and of course inevitably, weaponized drones. 4th amendment? What 4th amendment? -W.E.
LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO) — As the Federal Aviation Administration helps usher in an age of drones for U.S. law enforcement agencies, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) domestically by the U.S. military — and the sharing of collected data with police agencies — is raising its own concerns about possible violations of privacy and Constitutional law, according to drone critics.
A non-classified U.S. Air Force intelligence report obtained by KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO dated April 23, 2012, is helping fuel concern that video and other data inadvertently captured by Air Force drones already flying through some U.S. airspace, might end up in the hands of federal or local law enforcement, doing an end-run around normal procedures requiring police to obtain court issued warrants.