A Third of Americans Worry About Police Getting Drones

"Let's go make sure nothing illegal's going on at the nudist colony."

 

  “According to an Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll, 36 percent of Americans are “opposed” or “strongly opposed” to police use of unmanned drones in their law enforcement kit.Privacy concerns contribute:

When asked if they were concerned that police departments’ use of drones for surveillance might cause them to lose privacy, 35 percent of respondents said they were “extremely concerned” or “very concerned.” An almost identical share, 36 percent, said they were “not too concerned” or “not concerned at all.” “

Here is the more concerning issue :

  “Unfortunately, the opponents are still in the minority. A good 44 percent are okay with police using drones, but then anybody who has had to deal with somebody whose fear of being a crime victim is drastically greater than the statistical likelihood probably won’t be surprised:”

 

  Have we really become so brainwashed into thinking that the authorities only have our well-being at heart that we are willing to abandon our freedoms in the name of the ever-elusive “safety” ? 

 

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”    B. Franklin