Debate over domestic drones continues
Judge Napolitano weighs in on measure
- Duration 3:42
- Date Jun 5, 2012
Judge Napolitano weighs in on measure
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We'll bring out critics are worried about reports of a push by local governments and the feds to get drones flying high.
Over your city these are different than the -- we told you about earlier in the show the -- that are operating overseas these drones.
Are not -- the unmanned aerial vehicles well only collect information it's supposed to be for Homeland Security but once the military has the -- back.
It can be turned over to law enforcement or future investigations even at the data collected.
Goes beyond the scope of the intended mission this is raising some fear is that the system.
Is open for a -- -- now judge and in a pot notice a different between this and surveillance cameras.
Well surveillance cameras intrude upon our right to be left -- -- -- and you and I could walk out of this building and two blocks from here.
Be standing on a street corner where the new York city police will not only be watching us but could be listening to us.
So if I gotta put my arm around we could hear a voice saying don't do that she's a married woman.
What that really means don't do that because Big Brother is why -- police set about -- seriously.
You really want you here here's what the American people need to realize OK we will soon have to decide whether we want to give up.
Give up freedom for security.
Whether we want to live in a society with a government want justice all the time and even whether that watching.
Makes us any safer.
And that's a good question about and we need -- don't know that yet because these drones.
Again just sort of add a test going on we hear reports of that happening.
But they're not over Manhattan night -- I don't think there.
Another I don't know -- -- yet but here's what we know we know that there were 313.
Local police departments including the city of New York.
Which own -- and which have filed public applications with the FAA for permission to fly them.
We know that none of them have -- grand permission to fly yet.
We know that the air force has predicted that within ten years that will be between 101030000.
Drones in the air at any given time.
Watching the behavior there.
Again let's get back to what's that what's different from some of the things we have in place you don't like the surveillance cameras are out there you often think that they're unconstitutional what about.
Police that are driving -- your neighborhood simply because.
That's what they're doing and they're just checking out people's yards to see what's -- not and that they see something they might do something about it.
Limits the ability of the government.
To commence a criminal investigation or to intrude on to private property.
To probable cause stated differently they have to have a serious belief grounded in evidence not a hunch.
But some criminal activity is going on.
And if they don't have that they can't.
Look in your backyard so maybe they went tight is take your arm off name that's -- that's I they would be different.
My arm up you.
I would take my chances of disobey them up right -- but the point is do we wanna live in a society where the government watches everything consumer behavior is ambiguous for example.
There's a -- in the back -- And you have some fertilizer there's a for the rose bushes or is it to make a bomb.
You're taking suited as a freer cold person for your and you're saying -- John are you smoking that her children and we do we really want.
A nanny state watching us from the sky.
And telling us what to do.
And keeping pictures of what we do in our private moments.
Could you mention of drones existed in 1776.
And George the third it sent one to hover outside the bedroom of Monticello what Jefferson what do.
Done well were.
Brain ten a completely different area than I thought we were going to be -- including history.
I would have a half a conversation about austerity and how that can be an effectiveness but we're gonna have to go to commercial to -- you would get to -- -- they won't have enough money for these -- I -- a good -- we'll be right back where half.