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.

    Meanwhile:
    Dept. of Transportation allegedly withholding data on domestic drone flights
     

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