Obama’s Domestic Surveillance Drones

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DroneFlickrUserJimNTexasMEDIA ROOTS — The enduring U.S. quest for security, or police state repression, truly knows no bounds.  If your community hasn’t been surveilled by Obama’s drones yet, it’ll be coming soon to a protest near you.  In addition to Obama’s expansive global drone killing apparatus, Congress passed a bill earlier this week opening the US skies to unmanned drone surveillance for domestic military and police operations.

Already, police are using facial recognition technology to target and banish individuals from community political activities, as reported by Occupy Oakland.  Now, with the use of unmanned drones conducting constant aerial surveillance, the chilling effect against political dissent will continue to grow, as privacy becomes even more obsolete.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) describes what this means for the privacy of American citizens:

Unfortunately, nothing in the bill would address the very serious privacy issues raised by drone aircraft. This bill would push the nation willy-nilly toward an era of aerial surveillance without any steps to protect the traditional privacy that Americans have always enjoyed and expected We don’t want to wonder, every time we step out our front door, whether some eye in the sky is watching our every move.” 

Democracy Now! reports further:

“The Senate has approved a $63 billion spending bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration for the next four years. Part of the bill will make it easier for domestic law enforcement agencies to obtain and use pilot-less surveillance drones inside the United States. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the bill would require the FAA to allow police agencies to operate any drone weighing 4.4 pounds or less under certain conditions.”



Alex Jones on RT discusses domestic surveillance drones

Updated 10 Feb 2012 -FM


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One thought on “Obama’s Domestic Surveillance Drones

  1. How convenient is it to pass a bill opening up the sky’s into America after some defect of government handed over access to a drone to the Iranians whom are incidently on the verge of establishing nuclear arms.. Perfect!!! It’s obvious that the current government is reclessly involved in a grand scheme to allow terrorism to infiltrate the American borders.. People in this country should rise up and take control or sit idle and watch America be destroyed..

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