Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'Drones Good', He Says, Adding That 'Privacy Good, Too'

McDonnell of Virginia eventually remembered the 4th Amendment--but he still has logic problems over "productivity".

Police drones flying over Virginia would be "great" and "the right thing to do" for the same reasons they are so effective in a battlefield environment, the state's chief executive said Tuesday. 

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, says he is open to any technology that makes law enforcement more productive. The use of drones, which was recently endorsed by the police chiefs of Fairfax County and D.C., would make better use of valuable police resources.

I highlighted 'more productive' for a reason.  Meantime,

McDonnell added Tuesday it will prove important to ensure the state maintains Americans' civil liberties, such as privacy, if it adds drones to its law enforcement arsenal.

Any substantive thought on that issue, Gov?  Like, for example, HOW 'privacy' might be ensured?

I didn't think so.

Back to "productivity":  the term means 'more work-product with same or less headcount'.  Are the DroneHeads telling us that they'll cut the headcounts in police agencies?  Or maybe just cut the pay and benefits?  Do they really mean to say that more drones = less cops?

I didn't think so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the paranoid Federal Government applies the same military combat tactics domestically that they do in
combat in Iraq and Afghanistan than we can expect the same results in the USA?

"For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Wow, Obama is really serious about the culture of death thing!