Judge Napolitano on Domestic Drones: “I Condemn Them They Are Not Constitutional” (by TheLeakSource)
The EPA is using drones to spy on cattle ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa in order to make sure that farmers dispose of waste properly. On Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co., Judge Andrew Napolitano said that as shocking as this news is, an opinion by the Supreme Court says that as long as the EPA is using the drones for an administrative purpose, it doesn’t need a warrant in order to do this. “If this is a legitimate area of concern for the EPA, the Supreme Court has said they can use the drones,” said Napolitano.
Napolitano: “Do We Really Want a Nanny State Watching Us In the Sky Telling Us What to Do?” (by TheLeakSource)
On Happening Now, Judge Napolitano tackles the issue of drones and their potential use in the US by both local governments and the federal government for homeland security purposes.
He put the issue in context, saying, “Here’s what the American people need to realize — that we will soon have to decide whether we want to give up privacy, give up freedom for security. Whether we want to live in a society where the government watches us all the time, and even whether that watching makes us any safer.”
He detailed the current state of drones in the US saying that 313 local police departments, including the city of New York, own drones and have filed applications for permission to fly them. The Air Force has predicted that within 10 years, there will be between 10,000 and 30,000 drones in the air at any given time.