U.S. government to use 'drones the size of Golf Balls to spy on American Citizens'Submitted by Charleston Voice on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 23:10
Posted by Charleston Voice, 06.09.12
Give it awhile. These aerial balls will eventually be in the safe hands of civilians. In the meantime, citizens should be cognizant of what law enforcement people are their neighbors. They can be good character witnesses if necessary.
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: UPDATED: 00:45 EST, 9 June 2012
The Obama administration has been widely criticized for its increased reliance on drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but according to published reports, a plan is now in the works to harness tiny drones to spy on U.S. citizens.
A ShadowHawk drone is the civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have been tracking and killing terrorists in the Middle East
A 30-page memorandum issued by President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on April 23 has stated that the drones, some as small as golf balls, may be used domestically to ‘collect information about U.S. persons.’
The photos that the drones will take may be retained, used or even distributed to other branches of the government so long as the ‘recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function’ in asking for them.