Tanks and drones coming to a city near you

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    We've talked quite a bit at TUG about the increasingly militarization of the police. Well, predictably, that militarization continues apace:
    Tanks, SWAT Teams, Surveillance Helicopters: Cities Already Turning Into Mini-Police States for the Political Conventions

    There are people living on the street, kicked out of their homes, no jobs, hungry, but they're spending $50 million on citizen "control." You should see some of the new ordinances being passed -- you can't carry this, that, or the other. All kinds of weird stuff. And how will the cops know you're carrying any of it? Search, of course.

    Dept. of Transportation allegedly withholding data on domestic drone flights

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