Not that it matters, but I live in Florida, and I know the specifics of that bill. It does place some prohibitions on the use of drones by local authorities. However, section 4a clearly authorizes the Department of Homeland security to use drones in Florida in anyway it sees fit, even if it violates the 4th amendment. So effectively, this bill does absolutely nothing to prohibit the kind of drone use that I'm concerned about. If a terror attack such as what happened in Boston happened here, there is nothing in this bill that would prevent the DHS from using weaponized drones to annihilate the suspect. I am sorry, but you can't do careful police work from a drone, you shouldn't be allowed to use drones to attack a criminal on the ground... this is unacceptable. If you won't stand against this, I guess I need to find another forum where people will.
P.S. Rick Scott said he'd sign the bill if it made it to his desk, but that was before the Boston bombing. I wouldn't be surprised to hear him change his mind now. Rick Scott is a real piece of work...
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