Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bill would require a warrant for drone survelliance

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens.
More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker.
"Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued," Paul said Tuesday. "Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics."
The bill, S. 3287, would require the government to obtain a warrant to use drones with the exception of patroling national borders, when drones are needed to prevent "imminent danger to life" or when there are risks of a terrorist attack.
The bill would also give Americans the ability to sue the government for violating the act. And, it would prohibit evidence collected with warrantless drone surveillance from being used as evidence in court.


Nice try Senator, but the police are pretty good at lying to get a warrant for whatever. They're like locks - they're only good to keep an honest man honest.


cou9ar said...

I palnto shoot the mutherfukas down

Anonymous said...

You know this bill isn't going to get off the ground. The government hasn't really needed a warrant to collect information on its citizens for decades, this is just the next installment. There will be another "terrorist" attack on our country and suddenly the sheeple will be clamoring for more drones and more government protection.

kerrcarto said...

A cop better have a warrent to touch me. Much less spy on me from 6,000 feet.

Toaster 802 said...

How about a bill authorizing the use of triple A by any citizen against a drone watching them?