What DHS Deployed Drones Can Do to You–and, Yes, it is Scary


In a previous post, I asked readers of SF to sign a petition asking Gov. Walker to regulate the use of drones over the skies of Wisconsin.


Now, a report has surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security will ask drone manufacturers to equip these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with systems that will ascertain whether American civilians are armed. DHS has also mandated that drones deployed within the US have the capability to locate, track, and follow cellular telephone users.


I encourage the readers of this blog to scroll down and read the previous posts concerning a new UAV video surveillance system called ARGUS.  After viewing this video, plese consider signing the petition calling on Wisconsin’s governor to take executive action on restricting the use of drones and their totalitarian surveillance systems.

UPDATE: Everyday, it seems new information surfaces regarding the use of drones. No doubt, UAVs, if used properly, will protect public safety and law enforcement officers in the field. That being said high-ranking law enforcement officials have bigger, bolder ideas—those that will directly impact your privacy and liberty—as the article at this link explains:


ANOTHER UPDATE: In a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force [via a drone strike] within the territory of the United States.”



Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective. His latest print edition only book, Best of the Spingola Files, Volumes I & II, is now available at Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com,

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