>>The device will only be put into operations on the command of the high risk incident commander<<
So, we take our liberty out of the hands of the Constitution and put it into the hands of some dude with a fancy title — and that is OK with people?
"In early 2012 the U.S. Congress authorized the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act. Within this bill is a provision calling for the deployment of some 30,000 robotic drones over the skies of America by 2015, arguably the boldest overt domestic surveillance initiative to have ever been introduced in the land of the free. With an average of some 600 drones allocated per state, this future network of highly advanced surveillance systems promises to give law enforcement, military and intelligence assets unprecedented video and audio access into the lives of every single American."
".....now it's up to some Florida FReeps to get creative with some sand script to pass along to Odungo....*smile*...just saying"
Does this break the 4th amendment? Also does a GPS jammer with a directional antenna work?
That's comforting. Yeah, I know, it's for our safety.
So, I guess they’ll never put Hellfire missiles on those things to blow up people drinking, smoking, consuming transfats, hoarding incandescent light bulbs, refusing to recycle, etc., etc., ad nauseum.
I wonder how long it will take for one of these drones to crash into a general aviation aircraft near Orlando and kill a number of innocent people?
And we should trust you implicitly that civil rights will not be violated, huh? Sorry Mr. Williamson, you don't have the right to determine whether your suspicions justify you violating my rights.
Conversation in control roo:
“Zoom in on that guy on the bench.”
“Is that a 16 oz drink?”
“Shall I call out the SWAT team or arm the drone’s weapons?
Couldn’t tell exactly, but in the first picture...was that a star on the underside of the drone...or a target?
Hmmm. Looking at those IR shots, I wonder how well having radiant barrier in the attic blocks that imagery. I’m thinking it would fairly well.
....and WHY do we need 30,000 drones in the air by 2020?
Being good, but not thorough enough, yet enlightened, more than most in History, I will not underestimate the ingenuity of the American People!
Other than that , no further comment.
A surveillance society is a totalitarian society.
Somehow I am visioning a traveling veterans RC club that uses 1/4 scale attack aircraft from the venerable Spads on up to real jet F-16s. I myself have a 1/4 scale Ryan STA, a low monowing military trainer used prior to WW2.
With the right engine I could carry aerial torpedos and operate it with a camera.
If it was a twin engine like a P38 design an auto loading shotgun could be installed, use a titanium barrel and a magnesium receiver.
Seriously these drones won’t last long, a very good marksman with a single shot can drop one.
Several thousand bad shooters can do the same.
I can just imagine this renegade RC club that travels the country in search of drone prey.