Saturday, May 18, 2013

ACLU’s legislative counsel tells Congress: ‘Drones are coming to America’

From:  Raw Story 

 COMMENT - One of those cases when the intelligence and ethical comprehension of those using the technology, plus their utter lack of accountability, completely changes the issue.  

By The Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, May 18, 2013 10:55 EDT
 Drone in Iraq via AFP
With much of Capitol Hill riveted by IRS audits, AP phone records, and Benghazi e-mails, top US scholars gathered to testify in a little-watched congressional hearing Friday about the growing threat the use of drones in US airspace may pose to civil liberties.
“Many Americans are familiar with these aircraft – commonly called drones – because of their use overseas in places like Afghanistan and Yemen. But drones are coming to America,” he said.
Recent legislation requires the Federal Aviation Administration to “develop a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.”

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