In North Carolina the Monroe City Council has approved $44,000.00 for the Police Department to use to fund a 3 foot long, 2.5 pound drone to fly around the community when the cops “need” it. Such cases of need would be for so called “drug raids” and things of the like; not to spy on every day “law-abiding citizens” – so they claim. The government doesn’t have a track record of being honest, especially when it comes to spying on its own people. Police and the council alike agree they can see where the “concern” for abuse comes from, both shaking it off with a simple, “it is for community safety” response.
One council member, Margaret Desio, stated:
“We’ll have a lot of citizens say, ‘I don’t want that thing flying over my neighborhood,’ and I agree with them 100%. … It speaks of Big Brother watching you…. If it’s flying, there better be a damn good reason it’s in the air.”
The ACLU has filed public records requests for the use of the drone and other military devices now being implemented in American towns and cities. If anyone believes the government will actually not spy on “law abiding citizens” – hell, even drug “users” should not be singled out by this! It is a violation of privacy. I see no way it offers a safer society; in my opinion, it offers a more 1984 style society. The past shows us that, if you look back through the CIA during and after the Cold War it is obvious trusting them to watch over us with good intent is a joke. This news shouldn’t shock anyone, and will only spread through-out America if people do not begin to wake up.