Photo CBP Air and Marine officers control and watch images taken by Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) of the CBP. This surveillance provides information concerning illegal activities taking place in remote areas to Border Patrol agents. SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain
from IEEE Spectrum
POSTED BY: Evan Ackerman / Mon, June 25, 2012
With a few arguably strange exceptions, nobody likes being spied on, and when you hear the phrase “domestic surveillance,” for better or worse being surveiled upon comes to mind. It’s unfortunate that the recent accessibility of unmanned aircraft has gotten drones wrapped up in all of this paranoia legitimate concern, and a new poll from Monmouth University shows that people are definitely worried about law enforcement using camera-equipped drones.
“The poll asked a national sample [approximately1.700 people] about four potential uses of unmanned drones by U.S. law enforcement. An overwhelming majority of Americans support the idea of using drones to help with search and rescue missions (80%). Two-thirds of the public also support using drones to track down runaway criminals (67%) and control illegal immigration on the nation’s border (64%). One area where Americans say that drones should not be used, though, is to issue speeding tickets. Only 23% support using drones for this routine police activity while a large majority of 67% oppose the idea.” . . . Read Complete Report
Spy Drones Over America
Published on May 17, 2012 by Johannes Fiftyeight
Congress Approves 30,000 Spy Drones Over America As US Police State Tightens