I’ve been waiting for this one.
How did I know?
The IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) is my always-reliable crystal ball for predicting police state outrages upon America.
“There is an immediate need by state and local public safety personnel for unmanned aerial systems“– Donald Shinnamon, head of the aviation committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police
Source:CNET News August 9, 2007 Police agencies push for drone sky patrols
November 02, 2007
United States domestic law enforcement authorities, like their counterparts in Great Britain, have moved to an ―intelligence-led policing paradigm, as described elsewhere. (1) The terrorist events of September 11, 2001 prompted a March 7-8, 2002, Summit in Alexandria, Virginia, of over 120 criminal intelligence experts from across the U.S., titled Criminal Intelligence Sharing: Overcoming Barriers to Enhance Domestic Security. Funded by the US government and organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Summit became a turning point in policing in the U.S. (2)
Read more or access document here; IACP Intelligence-Led-Policing-the-New-Paradigm 2007 111
Miami-Dade police buy drones
By Tim Elfrink Thursday, Dec 9 2010
So where are the high-tech drones buzzing to next? Miami-Dade County, natch!
The Miami-Dade Police Department is poised to become the first large metro force using drones in its aerial missions. The department finalized a deal to buy a drone called T-Hawk from defense firm Honeywell and officially applied for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last month to begin flying it around the county.
What’s not clear is how cops will sort out the raft of thorny privacy questions hovering around plans for using this powerful, new eye in the sky.
“At this point, it doesn’t really matter if you’re against this technology, because it’s coming,” says P. W. Singer, author of Wired for War and an expert on drones. “The precedent that is set in Miami could be huge.”
I guess the UK was getting ahead of us..
and this one…
Jan. 23, 2010 UK Police Will Use Spy Drones To Monitor Population
Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the “routine” monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance. more
Our “New Paradigm” in policing was imported via the IACP from the Kent police in the UK
If you do any looking into the Kent police, you might find a disturbing focus on “anti-social” behavior.
The IACP explains-
The Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) mission is to gather, analyze, and disseminate intelligence data, in an effort to thwart the next terrorist attack or prevent the commission of a major felony. In applying a utilitarian philosophy to prevention efforts, the “greatest good for the greatest number,” is to detect preoperational terrorist acts and prevent another 9/11. Read more subversive tripe from the IACP
“In my college years, Utilitarianism was described as one of the most destructive philosophies ever constructed against the principles of Natural Law and the Rights of Man. Utilitarian followers believed all rights are granted by the government, since history shows governments have the power to take all rights away.”– Ronald Glenn Source: Communitarianism, Anyone? February 22, 2010 by Ronald Glenn