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Civil rights advocates aim to 'shoot down' drones?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/03 12:01:28

You've seen the video ... the line of Taliban marching on a mountain path ... the insurgent planting a roadside bomb to kill and maim Americans ... the order to launch the Predator drone's Hellfire missile ... the explosion that takes out the murderous enemy.

Since we don't have a lot of Taliban marching on mountain paths in the U.S., nor have there been reports of insurgents planting roadside bombs along America's highways, just who does Gov. McDonnell plan to target with drones?

That's what a leading civil-rights group is asking ...

“Vanguard Defense Industries has confirmed that its Shadowhawk drone, which is already being sold to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, will be outfitted with lethal weapons, including a grenade launcher or a shotgun, and weapons of compliance, such as tear gas and rubber buckshot.

“Such aerial police weapons send a clear and chilling message to those attempting to exercise their First Amendment rights by taking to the streets and protesting government policies – the message: stay home or you will be punished.”

Further are the dangers from malfunctions, breakdowns and other mistakes, including a takeover by a terrorist hacker.

“A rush to adopt this technology before it is properly vetted for safety and privacy concerns will invite the wrath of many Virginians

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  • Pete 2012/06/04 09:28:01
    Pete
    +1
    Just hope they don't get caught! New approach hack into the guidance system and land them and leave them parked!
  • william 2012/06/03 22:04:13
    william
    +2
    as well they should I have never witnessed the power and the fear of a govts people when they talk about this issue I feel the drones are to protect politicians and their enslaving forces on us.
  • redhorse29 2012/06/03 21:42:23
    redhorse29
    +1
    Hay they need something to complain about. Interesting it is one of their own,Lord Barry the Butcher, that has used drones more than anyone else.
  • Karen E 2012/06/03 21:29:12
    Karen E
    +2
    big brother does not trust the natives it seems....for those whom think this is nothing to worry about......or think they won't be bothered...........accidents, like s**t happens..........then it will be too late to complain......i am totally against those dratted things being given to the police..............
  • Wulfdane 2012/06/03 21:21:28 (edited)
    Wulfdane
    +3
    Someone in Congess needs to step up and say enough is enough, this is the crazy.
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/06/03 19:57:47
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +3
    We Americans thought all those drone strikes on "terrorist" in sovereign nations were sooo cool. Now we can buckle up, sit back and watch the government do the same to us. Isn't it great!!!!
  • Jezey™ 2012/06/03 19:50:33
    Jezey™
    +2
    Is this our future? Give Obama and his progressive thugkeeters another term and more than likely it is! Those that follow Obama so blindly, have no idea that we will all suffer this. Kiss your liberties good-bye. They will no longer exist. America will no longer exist.

    term obama blindly suffer kiss liberties good-bye exist america exist

    term obama blindly suffer kiss liberties good-bye exist america exist

    term obama blindly suffer kiss liberties good-bye exist america exist
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/06/03 19:07:14
    jackolantyrn356
    +2
    To be free again to be Americans it's time to send all the Muslims back to Musl;im land. That will include the Hinterland hiding Muslims of Ibama;s ckan. Make sure they are all gone, No more need for drones or is there another governmental reason>????
  • Mr.Hood... jackola... 2012/06/03 19:59:02
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +3
    HaHha!!!! Good one!!! Those drones in the sky are for your ass. Not the "Muslims".
  • Freeranger 2012/06/03 18:56:10
    Freeranger
    +3
    I find this to be a very troubling development. Get out there and practice trap shooting I guess.
  • no1badboy56 2012/06/03 18:11:00
    no1badboy56
    +2
    More progressive BS, I guess Beck wasn't far off the mark.
  • ZERO 2012/06/03 17:23:23
    ZERO
    +1
    I think it's natural that police agencies would want to have a lower cost 'eye in the sky'. My problem is that they are arming these aircraft, police aircraft are not, and should not be gunships, manned or not.
  • God bless American freedom 2012/06/03 16:39:26 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    the ACLU has advocated on behalf of such as N.A.M.B.L.A.. is it any surprise congress which obeys Obama/Sotero group would be the same kind of group as ACLU and authorise this ? ( what about the civil rights of the little boys to NOT be molested and or raped by depraved sexual perverts??? )

    I am certain ACLU would advocate on behalf ot the government rather than on my right to change my underwear in privacy eh?
  • Max 2012/06/03 16:16:20
    Max
    +5
    I can't believe this is happening in the United States of America. What kind of people would authorize this? The representatives or senators that voted to allow this sort of thing should be noted and voters that are outraged by this should take action by voting them out of office. This is what happens when lobbyists are allowed to influence our congressmen and we vote into office congressmen that are easily influenced by others outside their constituency. While this may be a state issue in Virginia, I'm sure it's just the first step in a roll-out around the US.
  • sammanilla 2012/06/03 15:46:48
    sammanilla
    +1
    How many civilians can hit a drone flying at 2 miles up?
  • God ble... sammanilla 2012/06/06 17:59:07
    God bless American freedom
    +2
    a better question... what intelligent citizen of the USA for freedom of USA is going to admit it?
  • sammanilla God ble... 2012/06/06 20:46:59
    sammanilla
    +1
    They don't have to admit it. It'll all be recorded.
  • God ble... sammanilla 2012/06/08 16:21:33 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +2
    well... I would rather my government does not watch any of us change our undies and use it somehow some way someday eh?

    Did someone say some of these drones are as small as golf balls? Goodness even if i go to the driving range near my home my drives just under the 175 mark would be embarrassing.
  • sammanilla God ble... 2012/06/08 17:41:52
    sammanilla
    +2
    They have all sizes of drones, depends on their function. When you see photos of them online you often can't tell their sizes, either, unless there's something to compare it to.

    The video I saw the drone was maybe 2 feet long. At two miles high it video'd canoers paddling down a river in HD. The men landed on a densely wooded shore and the remote control drone zoomed in to see an SUV and two other men. From two miles high they never had a clue.
  • God ble... sammanilla 2012/06/08 22:57:38 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +2
    wow ! Can these be privately purchased and used to watch Obama meet with PACs across th street from the White House so he won't have to register the meetings in the public record because he is the most transparent president EVER ?????
  • God ble... God ble... 2012/06/11 22:20:29
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    Homeland Security needs to be outlawed and removed and all its employees disemployed wth no benefits beyond the normal unemployment . In one article I saw concerning Homeland security and the drone situation ,,,.. which ordered far more drones than it can handle or run .... it was also mentioned that the pentagons budget would be a better target for cuttng than Dept. of Homeland Sec. ... lol.. I looked for background on the author and surely enough.. his connections are strictly democrat.
  • Willy 2012/06/03 15:07:26
    Willy
    +2
    It will be just like in Robo Cop, You have 10 seconds to comply.
  • D D 2012/06/03 15:01:59
    D D
    +3
    These drones are bad news. Soon obama's executive orders, bills and acts will be implemented and then it will be very real. People just haven't felt what these things are doing to the US.
  • ~ The R... D D 2012/06/03 16:02:18
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +5
    US Battlefield:

    The National Defense Authorization Act regularly comes before Congress for changes and additions, but the latest provision, S. 1867, proves to be the most powerful one yet in raping constitutional freedoms from Americans. Move over, Patriot Act. Should S. 1867 pass, lawmakers could conjure the text to keep even regular citizens detained indefinitely by their own military.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a supporter of the bill, has explicitly stated that the passing of S. 1867 would “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and could lead to the detention of citizens without charge or trial, writes Chris Anders of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington office.

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) sits on the same side of the aisle and agrees wholeheartedly. “America is part of the battlefield,” says the lawmaker.

    http://rt.com/usa/news/senate...
  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/06/03 14:37:22
    SteveMarine- JLA
    +3
    Shoot em down.
  • Victor Pochenkov 2012/06/03 13:27:42
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/03 13:24:02
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Privacy rights have been deteriorating for a while. This is totally government invasion of privacy. It is unreasonable search.
    You KNOW that it is no good when you add this to the fact that the government doesn't want you to monitor IT. http://www.time.com/time/nati...
  • God ble... Torchma... 2012/06/06 18:00:20 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    But the Obama/Sotero promses he is absolutely transparent!!!!! You have to be mistaken eh??? lol :)

    Perhaps he left out the words to the Americans " I want YOU to be easly and perfectly observed by me, informed against to me by my minions " ? :)
  • Victor Pochenkov 2012/06/03 13:21:07
  • D D Victor ... 2012/06/03 14:55:43
    D D
    +2
    There is one SH greenie that thinks drones are great. idiots.
  • Victor ... D D 2012/06/03 16:00:28
  • D D Victor ... 2012/06/03 16:58:45
    D D
    +2
    I agree with people that hate us, but we have a president that hates us and a congress and senate that is not stopping him. With him as president terrorists are jobless.
  • Franklin 2012/06/03 13:10:23
  • RogerCoppock 2012/06/03 12:53:35 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    That's all we need, some gun crazed RWNJ shooting at anything in the air. Can we trust these wackos to know the difference between a drone and a private plane or even a jetliner?

    Also, what about those rounds that miss their flying target? Few of these over the hill fantasy freedom fighters are marksmen. What goes up, must come down. Here in San Diego, we've had children hit by gun nuts shooting into the air to celebrate New Year.

    Wing Nut Daily and Alex Jones are crazy. However, compared to this latest far right wing wet dream they're raving, their silly cornball conspiracies and the Birther fantasy look positively sane. It's time to bring back the involuntary commitment laws. Then, we can put these delusional paranoids into to a rubber lined room, where they aren't a danger to other people and themselves.

    Delusional paranoid
  • ~ The R... RogerCo... 2012/06/03 12:57:47
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +3
    The article doesn't mean take aim and fire. They're trying to 'shoot' it down using arguments showing why they shouldn't be used!
  • RogerCo... ~ The R... 2012/06/03 13:02:17
  • Dan ☮ R... RogerCo... 2012/06/03 13:36:58 (edited)
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    Did you actually watch the video? They only shot down privately owned drones that they owned themselves, and as I recall they advised against actually shooting one, and they shot the drones on a massive ranch where no one would be in danger.
  • RogerCo... Dan ☮ R... 2012/06/03 14:20:03
    RogerCoppock
    They are clearly target practicing, so that someday soon they can shoot down the real thing.
  • Dan ☮ R... RogerCo... 2012/06/03 14:51:04
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +4
    They are more than good enough of a shot to not need target practice.
    Apparently you missed the fact that they are doing an online TV show.

    Geeze... people like you criticize conspiracy theorists, but come up with your own fake conspiracies all the time.
  • RogerCo... Dan ☮ R... 2012/06/03 19:56:13
    RogerCoppock
    What I say is testable. We will see if a few years from now domestic drones have holes.

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