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Commentary :: Human Rights
Police Spy Drones Penetrating home; Bedroom, Recording Conversations To Seize Your Property?
22 May 2012
Should (warrant-less drone surveillance evidence be allowed introduced in courts, (recorded conversations inside private homes including your bedroom, expect federal and local police arrests and civil asset forfeitures to escalate.
Police are salivating at the prospect of having drones to spy on lawful citizens. Congress approved 30,000 drones in U.S. Skies. That amounts to 600 drones for every state. It is problematic U.S. Government agencies and police will want to use domestic drones to record without warrants, personal conversations in Americans’ private homes and businesses: for example CISPA the recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act if passed by Congress will allow——the military and NSA warrant-less spying on Americans’ private and confidential Internet electronic Communications. CISPA will allow any self-protected cyber entity without a warrant to share with NSA any person’s private Internet information, e.g. emails that might allegedly relate to a cyber threat or crime—circumventing the fourth amendment.

Despite local police surveillance drones being recently banned or restricted by some cities and counties, local police may call in Federal Drones to spy on lawful Americans. Local police have a strong financial incentive to work with the Feds (asset forfeiture sharing) that can result from drone surveillance). Alert: Should (warrant-less drone surveillance evidence be allowed introduced in courts, (recorded conversations inside private homes including your bedroom, expect federal and local police arrests and civil asset forfeitures to escalate because civil asset forfeiture requires only a preponderance of civil evidence to forfeit property, little more than hearsay: any private conversation a drone picks up inside a private home or business may be taken out of context to institute civil asset forfeiture to confiscate a home and other assets. Local police now circumvent state laws that require a person be convicted before police can civilly forfeit their property—by flipping their investigation to the feds (Adoption); and by working with Federal Agencies, the Feds can rebate to the referring local police department 80% of federally forfeited assets. There are more than 350 laws and violations that can subject property to government asset forfeiture.

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