Monday, June 11, 2012

Hey, I know! Use them to spy on American citizens!

The Homeland Security Department ordered so many drones it can’t keep them all flying and doesn’t have a good plan for how to use them, according to a new audit that the department’s inspector general released Monday.
In a blunt assessment, investigators said Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine has a fleet of nine “unmanned aircraft systems” and is awaiting a 10th — though it doesn’t have enough ground support and doesn’t have a good plan for prioritizing missions.
“CBP procured unmanned aircraft before implementing adequate plans,” the investigators said.
The Defense Department uses armed drones overseas in the war on terrorism, but American law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to them for use in detecting or preventing crimes at home. At the same time, they are butting heads with civil libertarians who worry about intrusion into innocent citizens’ private lives.
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6 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

Sounds like target practice to me.

wirecutter said...

Damn, I want to shoot one down so bad I can taste it.

WRENCH said...

They crashed one in Maryland today...

Skip said...

Pull!

tucsondon said...

How giving them to "We the People", so we can spy on the assholes in Washington. They're the ones that need watching.

W. C. Taqiyya said...

See, it's important to have everyone under constant observation. It's for our own good. Like, for example, we need to control how many sheets of toilet paper everyone uses. If you use too many, you get a ticket for unauthorized tree killing. That will save trees. Plus, there's lots and lots of other things too. Ya know? Like, if you waste too much time at work using the internet and playing games and watching porno? You get a ticket for being lazy and distracted. The money from those tickets goes to fund lessons to teach men that women are not sexual objects. It's gonna be a perfect world soon. Thanks to surveillance. And the sick f*cks operating them.

Hey, you! get your camera off those naked bitches and start looking for hunters to tag. Dang lazy, distracted civil servants...