Nisa Islam Muhammad
The Final Call
May 7, 2012
While most Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s use of drones in wars abroad, concerns are growing about domestic use of the technology for surveillance at home.
“Drones are coming,” explained Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Advisor for the American Civil Liberties Union at a press conference April 26. “There are increasing demands by police departments to use them for surveillance. Drones are cheap. Currently there are 300 authorizations to use them. Current privacy laws are not enough in the face of this technology.”
“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled you don’t have Fourth Amendment rights to privacy from aerial surveillance,” he added. “Drones will be an eye in the sky tracking our every move … police should not be able to use drones unless under specific conditions.”