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America Inches Towards a Police State: FBI is Flying Drones Over US without Warrants

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English: The Seal of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. For more information, see here. Español: El escudo del Buró Federal de Investigaciones (FBI). Para obtener más información, véase aquí (Inglés). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Men perform pre-flight checks on an unmanned aerial vehicle before launch. (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has used drones for domestic surveillance purposes in the United States at least ten times without obtaining warrants. In three additional cases, drones were authorized but “not actually used.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday published a     letter from FBI Assistant Director Stephen D. Kelly, who  admitted that the agency used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)  domestically, without gathering any warrants.

“The FBI uses UAVs in very limited circumstances to conduct  surveillance when there is a specific, operational need,” the  letter reads. “Since late 2006, the FBI has conducted  surveillance using UAVs in eight criminal cases and two national  security cases.”

The bureau said that it would only be required to obtain a  warrant to use a drone in cases for which a person “would have  a reasonable expectation of privacy.” The FBI stated that it  has not yet needed to ask for a warrant, but that all requests  for drone use must be reviewed by an agency lawyer and approved  by a senior management official.

  The agency said that one of the cases involved the rescue of a  five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground  bunker. The information strongly suggests that the agency was  referring to the Alabama hostage crisis in which a retired truck  driver kidnapped  a boy from a school bus and held him hostage for six days.

 

http://rt.com/usa/fbi-drones-over-usa-653/

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

September 29, 2013 at 3:18 am

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