New Police Drone Can Look Inside Your Home
But don’t worry, it’s not its ‘intended purpose.’
The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system.
This is the same unit used by the military FYI.
“What happens when they fly over backyards and they see something without a warrant that they want to take against,” said ACLU Executive Director Howard Simon.
Well then … they’d have probably cause.
Police admit the MAV, if flown low enough, has the ability to look into people’s home, but that is not its intended purpose.
Uh … yeah. Sure it won’t.
It’s bad enough that you can be arrested for being naked in your own home if a neighbor can see you, but now the police will have full authority to peer into your windows. Do not make the mistake of thinking you are protected by privacy laws.
- Miami Police Buy Spy Drone (newser.com)
- Aerial Drones: Coming to a Police Department Near You [The Future] (gawker.com)
Posted on March 9, 2011, in Big Government, Constitution and tagged American Civil Liberties Union, Executive director, Honeywell, Howard Simon, Micro Air Vehicle, Privacy, Security, Unmanned aerial vehicle. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.