CONFIRMED, there is a national police drone surveillance program:
Over a week ago, I reported on how DHS is using police departments to set up a national drone surveillance program. Then like 'magic' the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announces a national drone policy! Was it a coincidence? For those who didn't already know it, they're part of Homeland Security, that's right every police chief is working with DHS. They proudly boast how their Board Of Directors works with DHS.
"The IACP Committee on Homeland Security entered its current, final incarnation in 2003, although the committee arose out of the IACP’s response to 9/11 and the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).'
Click here, here and here to read more.
What's not well known is the IACP's and DHS's close ties with private security across the country!
Everyone should assume that every security guard is working for DHS! Mall security guards are using facial recognition software to spy on everyone! Click here and here to read how security guards have become America's secret surveillance force .
DHS is training security guards nationwide.
Did you know that a bill, HR 658, the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, authorized the use of 30,000 spy drones in 2012? Think about the enormity of this for just a second... 30-THOUSAND spy drones flying overhead spying on everyone. If you divide that by 50 states, that's 600 drones per state!
Yesterday the mass media reported on how surveillance drones are needed to IMPROVE public safety:
"Police agencies across the nation are increasingly using drones to improve public safety, but need clear operations policies and limits to win public trust, experts said at a law enforcement conference in San Diego."
This is utter B.S.! The public doesn't need limits put on their usage we don't want them and they should be BANNED!
A university professor who's also a deputy is working with DHS to promote a national drone surveillance program:
"Alan Frazier, a Grand Forks County part-time sheriff’s deputy and also an associate professor for the University of North Dakota’s Department of Aviation."
"Frazier said his sheriff’s agency has used its drones 18 times across the state in the past two years. He said they have helped search flood zones, photograph homicide scenes and track felony suspects."
Dozens of universities are working on profitable drone surveillance programs to be used to spy on Americans! Click here & here to read more.
In 2011 the ACLU warned drones would have high-powered zoom lenses, night vision, see-through walls imaging, video analytics to identify "suspicious" movement patterns, and distributed video drones that can look at an entire city and stay up in the air for two weeks at a time.
Drones can collect huge amounts of data that can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet." Take a look at some "crowd captures" and zoom in for serious detail. Other drones are equipped with "live-feed video cameras, infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar."
The EFF warned drones can monitor our activities constantly, both in public and-through the use of heat sensors or other technology-inside our homes!
The use of drones creates a police state! It's an invasion of our personal privacy.
Here's the IACP's suggested policy on the use of surveillance drones – or UAV's:
The IACP also issued a drone policy in 2012.
A couple of weeks ago the Illinois State Police announced that the FAA has authorized what it calls its 'Unmanned Aircraft System Program'.
It's a F***ING surveillance drone program, for god's sake! DHS/Police are trying to mask what it really is, by calling it an 'Unmanned Aircraft System Program'.
The State Police are avoiding the word 'drone' because 'it carries the perception of pre-programmed or automatic flight patterns, and random, indiscriminate collection of images and information.'
The announcement says the program 'is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.'
Does anyone really believe they'll be used sparingly? Wake up America, the American Police State is out of control!
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell: Drones Do Radicalize But “No Other Alternative”