Debate over using drones to monitor American cities
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:38
- Date May 14, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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Kennedy long term surveillance of these systems that are just -- -- hovering over people's Helms the -- for very specific questions for very short period of time we have to make sure that the protections.
A built in upfront.
Rather than having a privacy.
Soon none me.
Hit our country where people now realize that they have no -- What was -- statement on the FAA website that said that they are streamlining streamlining the process for public agencies to fly unmanned aerial surveillance.
Inside the US.
Practice we're back -- panel raise a lot of eyebrows up on Capitol Hill Charles.
It should arm angle hard left and you have -- ago ACLU.
I don't -- regulations and a lot of restrictions I want to ban on this drones are instruments of war.
The founders had a great aversion to any instruments who was the use of the military.
Inside of you the United States who didn't like standing armies there's all kinds of -- against using the -- in the country a drone is a high tech.
-- -- version of an old army and a musket.
It ought to be used in in in -- Somalia.
To -- the bad guys but not in America I don't receive hovering over anybody's home.
Yes you can say we've got satellites he -- Google street and a London has had a camera on every street corner but that's not excuse.
To -- cave in on every -- else and except.
A society where you're always under.
Of being watched by the government this is not what we want I would say you but you -- and under all circumstances.
And I would predict I'm not encouraging -- are predicting the first guy.
Who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone -- -- been hovering over his house is going to be a folk hero in this country.
You can't do that aren't they often I have you may have to use a lot of them.
You may have these are very high powered -- -- you may have to use a bazooka.
I'm not encouraging and I'm simply making a prediction libertarians files on years -- years.
Is stepping up -- on I think there's going to be a huge outcry from conservatives.
And Republicans in the House of Representatives against this I mean this is like black -- helicopters it -- -- redux.
I want to know what they're going to be used for and -- -- more than a crime helicopter but all I'm saying is the politics of this.
But regardless of my personal opinion that this is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way and it's going to be like black helicopters -- -- -- wants already deserted case.
North Dakota man apparently.
Testing the legality of drones in the domestic law enforcement cases.
Tucker I mean it sounds like it's coming to a head the FAA says it's moving forward to streamline this is gonna run into wall I hope so when you have never admired Charles Krauthammer -- -- thing alive for a long time fan that I do now for saying that and I don't think it's obvious the conservatives will rally against this there is a -- feeling on the right.
That law enforcement deserves our respect I think of course that's right.
But I do think there isn't maybe less suspicion and there should be about things like this look here's what we know what Droughns they're cheap they're very cheap.
Much cheaper than a police helicopter.
They're highly sought after by the military and there are a lot of them for sale as were withdrawing from Afghanistan and Iraq this is the perfect -- we are gonna see -- Around the country and they will be used for uses not yet considered and the result will be.
To lessen our privacy greatly from what is now I think it's terrifying prospect and I hope.
The based controls -- comments just a moment ago that will be tsunami opposition.
That culminates in a in a preemptive -- Right that this guy all across America SOS and what about from -- long court for enforcement point of view this dealing with a budget.
That they can't handle they're saying listen we can't afford helicopters but we need the eyes in the sky to be able to see.
Where the bad guys are.
And if for cutting budgets across state and local governments.
This is a way to help us out what do you say that.
I would say the price of liberty.
These you can hear a helicopter you can hear drop.
You know -- -- helicopter you can hide under bush we -- it was this is why it's effective in Pakistan and elsewhere.
-- he would I don't think we want a society where there -- these objects hovering over streaming.
Real time information about you your family your car your location.
We know it's gonna be abused yes he says sure and start a restricted -- -- so we can save 88 you know 80000 dollars.
It's not worth it.
This is also part of a longer term trend toward the militarization of police departments I mean I travel a lot.
Always struck -- abuse from town and you'll see the police.
And they they look like.
Members of delta force and what about -- automatic weapons over in Europe where they have the cameras all of mysteries that you and I suspect he's been one of the things that separated with the United States from being almost any other country brought you don't see soldiers on the street.
In this country -- never did that is changing and.
And the founders were deeply opposed to the militarization.
Of civil society.
It all kinds of -- for a versions -- to it and this is importing it because it's as you say it's cheap it's easy it's silent.
It's means selling -- -- that you can easily deploy.
It's going to be I think the Bane of our existence stopping here stopping.
Strong letter to follow I think still can't.
And -- really Leo about.
Okay Charles Krauthammer presses moment as animated I've as I've seen on this -- This is conversely people always washes her because nobody agrees there's no union set between the left -- the right this could be an issue on which libertarians and conservatives and -- -- you people get together and that's that's happened time and again with the Patriot Act and other constantly tough luck and well that's it for the past.