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Should police be allowed to use drones without search warrants?

  • What do you have to hide from the police

    Police are qualified professionals and will not spy on you. They know what they are doing. Besides police just need to do their job and unless you have something to hide from the police just let them do what they need to do. And wouldn't your main priority be to keep criminals away from your community? Wouldn't you just want everyone to be safe, including yourself? Drones will help the police so they can watch and catch criminals faster than the police could track the criminal themselves. Plus it also keeps the police and FBI safe. They won't need to physically chase the criminal or detonate a bomb. More people will be safe.

  • What do you have to hide from the police

    Police are qualified professionals and will not spy on you. They know what they are doing. Besides police just need to do their job and unless you have something to hide from the police just let them do what they need to do. And wouldn't your main priority be to keep criminals away from your community? Wouldn't you just want everyone to be safe, including yourself? Drones will help the police so they can watch and catch criminals faster than the police could track the criminal themselves. Plus it also keeps the police and FBI safe. They won't need to physically chase the criminal or detonate a bomb. More people will be safe.

  • The Limits of Privacy

    Yes. But with a caveat. We live in a society where we have a constitutionally protected right against searches, and a right to privacy. The extent to which that right spreads is however blurred when it comes to things such as area views. Firstly anyone flying over your property/house can see what a drone would be able to see.

    This falls in line with the idea that are space is a public place, and as we know with photography laws if it is visible from a public place without reasonable expectation of privacy then it is legal to photograph, videotape ext. However, if you are in a place where you would not be able to be seen by people on the ground, such as on a hotel balcony, in the middle of your own private property or so on, the you have a right to privacy and any information gotten from a drone in those situations would need to be under warrant otherwise will be invalidated in a court of law.

  • Not Fair to the people

    It's not fair for the police to use the drones because we don't know what they are thinking.Just think about it what if the police are perverts and they using the drones for something else we cannot trust the police sometimes . Now trust me I respect the police I adore them.

  • They shouldn't be able to use drones for that reason.

    They are violating our fourth amendment. But they can use drones with a warrant, which should be ran through the courts again. To see what the outcome is now. But they won't because they ran it trough once and once is good for them.,that's why i don't like the gov.

  • The Fourth Amendment is Key

    The Fourth Amendment protects as from unreasonable warrantless searches. I think drone surveillance is a great way for police to keep up with modern technology. I don't oppose the police gathering evidence using a drone. But they MUST have a warrant based off probable cause and signed by a judge to avoid the surveillance of innocent Americans. To all those who say "What do you have to hide from the police?" I would ask "If we have nothing to hide, then why do they need to spy on us?"

  • No. Is this even a question?

    Is does not matter how professional a police officer is. I respect them and wish them the best at their job. However, they should not be allowed to invade your privacy with drones warranted or unwarranted. If they are not permitted by law to run drug sniffing dogs in your yard unwarranted, they should not be allowed to operate drones on or near your property. In addition, they should not be allowed to use infrared or heat imaging to see through the walls of someone's house. This is not Afghanistan, and the police force is beginning to become a paramilitary force.

  • No they shouldn't

    If we give the police this power over us imagine what problems would arise. Police today already abuse they're power by insisting and guilt tripping you into letting them do what they want. They believe that the badge makes them superior to the common man. Think everyday when you want to go home and relax or when you plans on having relations with your spouse there potentially could be a drone lurking right outside your window. This type of power should not be givin to those who abuse power on there own.

  • No they shouldn't

    If we give the police this power over us imagine what problems would arise. Police today already abuse they're power by insisting and guilt tripping you into letting them do what they want. They believe that the badge makes them superior to the common man. Think everyday when you want to go home and relax or when you plans on having relations with your spouse there potentially could be a drone lurking right outside your window. This type of power should not be givin to those who abuse power on there own.

  • No, they should not.

    A drone is, in effect, a piece of spy equipment. Much like wiretaps, the use of these devices should require a warrant. Anything less would push into the realm of a police state where freedoms and privacy are at risk. If our law enforcement officials do not follow the laws themselves, then what point is there to laws existing at all?

  • No, Police Should Not Be Allowed to Use Drones Without Search Warrants

    People should have the right to privacy in their own homes and on their own property. Using drones to gather information in any way that invades someone's privacy, no matter their activities, is a constitutional violation; use of drones should be limited in the same ways as personal searches. With that said, I have to qualify my statement somewhat by saying that the use of drones in public places would be as appropriate as the use of cameras, giving law enforcement officials additional resources to prevent crime and find those responsible in crimes already committed.

  • No, the police shouldn't be allowed to use drones without search warrants.

    You wouldn't submit to an unwarranted search on the ground, and even if you did, any results of said search wouldn't be admissible in court, so why should the police be allowed to invade your privacy from the sky using drones? Unless you've committed a crime, you have a certain right to privacy, and if you have committed a crime, the police shouldn't have a problem getting a warrant to search you -- however they plan on doing that.


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