***Homeland Security design requirements specify that its Predator B drones shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not...***
‘LIKELY’ armed or not. Nice.
Bad as this already is, they won’t even be sure the Americans they kill are even armed or not. Suppose a 3-yr old carries his/her toy nerf gun home from grandma’s house? Too bad, sucka...
I don't believe that even the Obama/Holder/Napolitano type of jackbooted thug would authorize a drone strike against an American citizen, simply for being "likely armed." But such a report by a recon drone would more likely be used as probable cause for more sophisticated surveillance ... or even a "stop and frisk" by two or more police officers, who are far more heavily armed than the "likely armed" individual.