Strange Brouhaha

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Paranoia calling

Slashdot linked to a Yahoo! News article about police surveillance drones in LA. I'm sure it's a great tool. From the article: "'This technology could be used to find missing children, search for lost hikers, or survey a fire zone,' said Commander Sid Heal, head of the Technology Exploration Project of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."

Yeah, "could be". I'm a cynic. How long before it's being used day-to-day to keep tabs on ordinary citizens? I'm soooo sure that that concern is "unwarranted".

Time to put on the tinfoil hat.


  • This is an especially exciting development in light of the new "no-knock" rule, in which police with a warrant no longer need to announce themselves before a search but can simply bust in, and the fun new ruling in which we can detain non-citizens indefinitely as long as there is a gloriously Orwellian "reasonable expectation" (or words to that effect) that their detention will come to an end in the foreseeable future.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:18 AM  

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