Seattle Police Will Only Use Their New Drones On ‘Criminals’- and ‘Protestors’
Oh, the joy of being so reassured. Well, they are here in my very own neck of the woods. And the government is voting to be able to ‘listen’ in on me over the Internet. But only for criminals, you see. Or Terrorists. Or Protestors. Or Enemy Combatants. Just don’t be a criminal, terrorist, enemy combatant or a protestor and you will be fine. Really.
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Updated today at 7:15 AM
by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:36 PM
SEATTLE — Seattle police want the right to videotape protests and public demonstrations as a proactive way to fight crime. A city law makes that illegal, so the department is asking for a change in that would let officers track certain people through a camera’s lens.
SPD points to the Occupy the Port protest last fall, at which masked protestors threw bricks and paint at police. Once trouble broke out, police turned their cameras on… read on..